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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What "is above all an appeal to the spectator to work for himself, so to become more and more responsible for accepting what he sees only if it is convincing to him in an adult way"?
(a) Romance.
(b) Absurdism.
(c) Realism.
(d) Alienation.

2. One of the pioneer figures in the movement towards a renewed Shakespeare was whom?
(a) William Poel.
(b) Samuel Beckett.
(c) Bertolt Brecht.
(d) Michael Crandon.

3. Joan Littlewood dressed her soldiers as what to create an alienation effect?
(a) Pierrots.
(b) Parrots.
(c) Monkeys.
(d) Monsters.

4. In rehearsals, what is the relationship the author establishes?
(a) Actor/audience/director.
(b) Actor/designer/director.
(c) Director/audience/actor.
(d) Actor/subject/director.

5. "Both [rough and holy] theatres feed on deep and true ______ in their audiences."
(a) Love.
(b) Attention.
(c) Aspirations.
(d) Acceptance.

Short Answer Questions

1. From what play does the author quote the line, "It was in the year of 18-- that a young student, Roman Rodianovitchi Raskolnikov..."?

2. Who "influenced Europe for half a century through a couple of performances given in Hampstead in a church hall"?

3. Which playwright does the author hold in the greatest esteem as one who combines the Rough Theatre with the Holy Theatre?

4. The true meaning of a theatre piece only becomes apparent when an audience is what?

5. In what Shakespearean play is Gloucester blinded?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author feel that Brecht approaches the "Holy"?

2. What does the author speak of regarding Shakespeare and the Rough Theatre?

3. How does the author describe the difference between "Rough Theatre" and "Holy Theatre"?

4. How does the author view "the actor?" Which British actors does the author compare in "The Immediate Theatre"?

5. What is the common thread between human existence and approach to process in the theatre?

6. What does the author write in regard to the power of laughter in "The Rough Theatre"?

7. How does the author view "pre-planning" in approaching a rehearsal process?

8. How does the author approach form and content between the actor and director?

9. How does the author compare the cinema to the theatre?

10. What does the author point out about the source of conflict in Shakespeare's work?

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