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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. Of whose performance does Artaud write in his second note of "Two Notes"?
(a) Buster Keaton.
(b) Jean-Louis Barrault.
(c) The Marx Brothers.
(d) Charlie Chaplin.
2. In his Second Manifesto, Artaud writes that "the Theater of Cruelty will address itself only to _____ man.
3. According to Artaud, what the athlete depends upon in ______ is what the actor depends upon in shouting a passionate curse.
4. What is the "distinct poetic state of mind" which Artaud terms for the film he discusses in "Two Notes"?
5. In his second letter from "Letters on Language," Artaud underlines the fact that _____ precede language.
(c) Mise en scene.
Short Answer Questions
1. In his second note of "Two Notes," Artaud writes, "everything that is ______ is sacred and since his gestures are so beautiful that they take on a symbolic significance."
2. In his third letter from "Letters on Language," Artaud states that he never meant for cruelty to be used sporadically, but rather as the _____ of his theater."
3. "The soul can be physiologically reduced to a skein of" what, according to the author?
4. In his last letter from "Letters on Cruelty," Artaud writes "the desire characteristic of _____ is cruelty since it feeds upon contingencies."
5. In his last letter from "Letters on Language," Artaud says that in fact, the theater he is defining has to assume another _____ in order to function.
Short Essay Questions
1. Discuss and describe Artaud's depiction of lighting for the Theater of Cruelty in the First Manifesto.
2. Discuss the stage as described by Artaud in his First Manifesto.
3. What is Artaud's subject in his first note from "Two Notes"?
4. Discuss how Artaud's time and place impact his vision of the theater.
5. In Artaud's first letter in "Letters on Cruelty," who is he writing to and what is his principle subject?
6. Who is Hieronymous Bosch and why does Artaud write about him in "The Theater of Cruelty"?
7. In Artaud's "Letters on Language," he insists that the task of "mise en scène" must not be subordinated to spoken or written words as if this task was simply an accessory to theater. What does this mean?
8. Discuss Artaud's feelings about the cinema as he describes them in "The Theater of Cruelty."
9. Describe how Artaud defines the images and movement of the "Theater of Cruelty" in his second manifesto.
10. What must the actor control in order to relate emotions he wants to convey?
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