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. Meaning and reaction can only be discerned when an audience allows for a moment of transition from the world of the play into what?

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

3. "In work with a designer, a sympathy of _____ is what matters most."

4. What words does the author refer to as lines from Madame Butterfly?

5. The sort of play that Shakespeare offers us is never just what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the audience's role in a final production?

2. What is the author's presumed opinion of the works and style of Brecht? How is Brecht similar to Shakespeare?

3. What is one example of Shakespeare's which the author uses as an example in "The Rough Theatre", and what is he saying with this example?

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

5. How does the author view Method acting?

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

7. The author gives a formula for creating and defining theatre. What is this formula?

8. How does the author discuss the process of theatre design?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the critic as a practitioner of the theatre. How does the author view this figure as a positive influence on the art?

Essay Topic 3

How does Shakespeare embody the culmination of both Holy Theatre and Rough Theatre? What examples from the text illuminate this?

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