The Empty Space Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say is "a sign and is an illustration--so it is a fragment of language"?

2. The author believes the science of theatre building demands studying what it is, which brings about the most what?

3. From which of Shakespeare's plays is the line, "Wilt thou be gone? It is not yet near day", which the author uses as an example in "The Immediate Theatre"?

4. "Both [rough and holy] theatres feed on deep and true ______ in their audiences."

5. Which chapter is the most autobiographical to the author?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author view Method acting?

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

3. How does the author approach the concept of liberation with Shakespeare and Brecht?

4. What does the author view as the "ideal" training for an actor?

5. How does Shakespeare embody both The Rough Theatre and The Holy Theatre?

6. What does the author say of change and liberation regarding "The Rough Theatre"?

7. What is the difference and similarity between a "Happening" and "alienation"?

8. What does the author describe happening when a Brechtian approach is applied to other works?

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

10. What does the author discuss as an ideal in Marat/Sade?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the topic of "Style" as the author regards it. How does one approach style? How does style manifest within the theatre?

Essay Topic 2

Why does the author discuss the dancer, Merce Cunningham? How does his method and approach to dance relate to the theatre?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss "The Deadly Theatre." What does this term mean? How can we learn something from Deadly Theatre? What are the components of Deadly Theatre?

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