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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 conducted the interview for "Theatre is an Encounter"?
(a) Naim Kattan.
(b) Sarah Sondheim.
(c) Denis Barbet.
(d) Mark Pintio.

2. Grotowski talks of catharsis in comparing how the audience feels for Creon versus _____.
(a) Athena.
(b) Oedipus.
(c) Pandora.
(d) Antigone.

3. Grotowski states in "Theatre is an Encounter" that Meyerhold's production of "The Inspector General" was a sort of collage of the texts of _____.
(a) Shakespeare.
(b) Chekhov.
(c) Beckett.
(d) Gogol.

4. In Scene 17 of Grotowski's "Dr. Faustus", Faustus is transported to the Vatican by what?
(a) Two dragons.
(b) A ship.
(c) An eagle.
(d) A rowboat.

5. "Akropolis: Treatment of the Text" was written by the literary adviser to The Laboratory, named _____.
(a) Ludwik Grotowski.
(b) Michael Sosnowski.
(c) T.K. Wiewioroswki.
(d) Ludwik Flaszen.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Scene 4 of "Dr. Faustus", Faustus describes his struggle between theology and magic as represented by an owl and a _____.

2. Who wrote the preface to "Towards a Poor Theatre"?

3. What does Grotowski compare his work with actors to, as opposed to that of the artist or the scientist in "The Theatre's New Testament"?

4. To the average theatregoer, the theatre is first and foremost a what, according to Grotowski?

5. Who is the author of "The Constant Prince"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Grotowski write of "rich theatre" in "Towards a Poor Theatre" (Chapter 1)?

2. What reward can the "holy" actor hope to achieve for his work?

3. Describe the comparison of the Laboratory to the Bohr Institute.

4. How is the audience situated in Grotowski's "Dr. Faustus"? How is the Devil portrayed?

5. What is Grotowski's take on "artifice" and what does he define this as in "Towards a Poor Theatre" (Chapter 1)?

6. How does Grotowski describe Artaud's theories in "He Wasn't Entirely Himself"?

7. How did Grotowski adapt the text of "Dr. Faustus" from the original script?

8. How do Grotowski's theories play out in the performances of "The Constant Prince"?

9. How is Dr. Faustus considered a saint and martyr in the play produced by Grotowski?

10. Describe the different "encounters" which take place in the theatre. What does "encounter" mean?

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