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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Theatre's New Testament.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Grotowski claims in "Towards a Poor Theatre" (Chapter 1) that there is not a contradiction between inner technique and _____.
(a) Artifice.
(b) Physics.
(c) Psychic ability.
(d) Breathing.

2. When was the interview in "Towards a Poor Theatre" (Chapter 1) first published?
(a) 1966.
(b) 1960.
(c) 1962.
(d) 1965.

3. Whose work on "physical actions" is incorporated into Grotowski's system?
(a) Brecht's.
(b) Stanislavski's.
(c) Dullin's.
(d) Artaud's.

4. What does Grotowski define as "the ability to concentrate in a particular theatrical way and can be attained with a minimum of good-will"?
(a) Connection.
(b) Hypnosis.
(c) Focus.
(d) Trance.

5. In "The Theatre's New Testament", Grotowski asserts that the work at The Laboratory has nothing to do with _____.
(a) Art.
(b) Science.
(c) Aesthetics.
(d) Philosophy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Grotowski claims in "Towards a Poor Theatre" (Chapter 1) that his productions are detailed investigations of the _____ relationship.

2. What does "he who once dreamed of becoming a playwright" usually end up as, according to Grotowski?

3. The technique of the "holy actor" is _____.

4. The two fundamental elements that define theatre to Grotowski are the actor and the _____.

5. Grotowski's "holy actor" does not sell his body but _____ .

(see the answer key)

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