The Threepenny Opera Test | 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. Where is Lucy's bedroom?

2. What does Macheath say to Mrs. Peachum when he sees her outside the brothel?

3. What thug is in the company of the prostitutes?

4. How much does Macheath offer Smith as a bribe in Act Three?

5. What happens with Jenny's baby?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Describe how the allusion to Judas' betrayal relates to The Threepenny Opera. Which character is seen as Judas? What actions does that character do similarly and what is the outcome of those actions? Are there consequences for those actions?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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