Towards a Poor Theatre Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The body should appear how in the warm-up exercises from "Actor's Training (1959 - 1962)"?

2. What does Grotowski begin with in "Actor's Training (1966)"?

3. What is the first exercise in "Warming Up" from "Actor's Training (1959 - 1962)"?

4. The fact that "in order to get the result you must not look for it" is a _____.

5. Grotowski states in "The Actor's Technique" that it is a fact that children, animals, and people who are close to nature breathe _____.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Grotowski describe using memory in emotional reactions in "Skara Speech"?

2. What is "ethics" in relation to acting as described by Grotowski in "American Encounter"?

3. How does Grotowski advise students to use their resonators in "Skara Speech"?

4. How does Grotowski's technique differ from the theorists he mentions in "The Actor's Technique"?

5. What exercises take place second in "Actor's Training (1966)"?

6. What does Grotowski state regarding aesthetics in "The Actor's Technique"?

7. What do the "exercises in composition" from "Actor's Training (1959 - 1962)" entail?

8. What is first in the exercises of "Actor's Training (1966)"?

9. Describe briefly the "plastic" exercises from "Actor's Training (1959 - 1962)".

10. What differences are there between the earlier exercises and "Actor's Training (1966)"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the differences between "rich theatre" and "poor theatre." What does each of these refer to?

Essay Topic 2

Define the term "encounter" and discuss this term as it applies to Grotowski's philosophy of performance.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the meaning of the term "theatre." What does this term mean to Grotowski? What does it mean to the other figures cited in the book?

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