The Threepenny Opera Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Macheath's "Tragic Flaw"?

2. What do the prostitutes talk about after Jenny's exit in the brothel?

3. The Solomon Song is sung by whom?

4. Which prostitute has underwear with the "black lace border"?

5. When is Macheath hanged?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Define the term Deus Ex Machina. Where does this theatrical device originate? How does it apply to The Threepenny Opera? Why do you think Brecht chooses to implement this?

Essay Topic 2

Describe examples of foreshadowing in The Threepenny Opera. Define the term "Foreshadowing" and explain how and why Brecht uses it in the play. Cite examples from the text, the songs, and the actions of characters in the play.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the term "Epic Theatre". What is its purpose? How is it executed? What is the difference between this stylistic approach and that of realism?

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