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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. Who appears with his men like giants alongside their tiny vessels in Act 1 of Artaud's proposed production?
(a) Napoleon.
(b) Hurez.
(c) Cortez.
(d) D'Ablo.

2. Every breath has how many kinds of time?
(a) Six.
(b) Four.
(c) Three.
(d) Eight.

3. What does Artaud assert is the principle concern of the actor physically?
(a) Breath.
(b) Emotions.
(c) Strength.
(d) Physique.

4. In his Second Manifesto, Artaud writes that "the Theater of Cruelty will address itself only to _____ man.
(a) Subconscious.
(b) Modern.
(c) Ancient.
(d) Total.

5. The _____ apportions the human breath into six principal arcana.
(a) Cabala.
(b) Bible.
(c) Hindu priest.
(d) Medical journal.

Short Answer Questions

1. In his first letter from "Letters on Cruelty," Artaud claims that "it is understood that life is always" what?

2. In his second letter from "Letters on Language," Artaud states, "My plays have nothing to do with ______ improvisations."

3. Artaud claims that the psychological theater descended from whom?

4. Artaud claims in his Second Manifesto that the Theater of Cruelty will "stage events, not ____."

5. What did the performer replicate in the production Artaud speaks of in his second note of "Two Notes"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Artaud's approach to the audience in the theater of cruelty?

2. Discuss the stage as described by Artaud in his First Manifesto.

3. What are the differences the author notes between the athlete and the actor?

4. What is the author's criticism of the performance he writes of in the second of "Two Notes"?

5. Describe the events of the first two acts of "The Conquest of Mexico."

6. Discuss and describe Artaud's depiction of lighting for the Theater of Cruelty in the First Manifesto.

7. What must the actor control in order to relate emotions he wants to convey?

8. To whom is Artaud's third letter written in "Letters on Cruelty"? What is the author's tone in this letter? Why?

9. Describe how Artaud defines the images and movement of the "Theater of Cruelty" in his second manifesto.

10. Discuss Artaud's feelings about the cinema as he describes them in "The Theater of Cruelty."

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