Theatre test 4
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Greek theatre began as worship for what and To whom?
Worshiping Dionysus for the growth of crops.
What is the main part of Greek performance that varied in number through the years?
What types of play were entered for competition in the annual Greek festivals?
During the City Dionysia who took care of the playwrights Of the actors?
Actors - Sponsored by city/state
What is a skene?
How big was the Greek chorus at it’s smallest?
What were the 2 reasons/conventions for the chorus to remain in Greek theatre after individual characters were introduced?
React and Commenting on Characters and Literation with Characters warning
The Poetics say what about a play’s spectacle if the playwright has done a good job?
Design and acting should not be noticed
The Romans liked which form of theatre best?
Gladiators or comedy
What was the first permanent Roman theatre?
Theatre of Pompey
How did the Romans adapt the Greek chorus?
Prologue – 1 Character addressing audience and commenting on the actica
Were actors treated differently in Rome than they were in Greece?
They were slaves
Know what a pageant wagon was used for and during what era?
Know what type of play a mystery play is?
Mesterium = ‘Occupation”
Italy gave us what 2 genres (not types of plays) during the Renaissance?
Opera and ballet
What theatre was built with the first proscenium arch?
Teatro Farnese 1618
Know what the definition of a slapstick is?
2 pieces of wood winged to emulate sound of a hit
Know which Commedia Dell’Arte character was recently added to list of stock characters?
What is the defining costume piece in Commedia Dell’Arte?
Who introduced Commedia Dell’Arte to France?
What is an autos sacramentales?
Religious play of the time
What’s a breeches role?
Women’s character wore men’s clothing
The next great movement in theatre after ancient Greece was what era?
What Shakespeare play did we watch videos about that were created in an updated rap style?
What event happened to Moliere’s son that caused him to write a play?
His son dying to an incompetent Dr
The Puritans were responsible for closing down theatres after which era/movement?
Killing King Charles English Renaissance
The French Renaissance theatre heavily influenced what movement?
Know when the Comedy of Manners surfaced?
Define an aside?
Actor talks to audience
Define a soliloquy?
Character speaking alloud to let the audience know his thoughts
How many professional theatre companies were there in the English Restoration?
Could women perform during the English restoration?
Know the elements of a ‘sturm und drang’ play.
Storm and stress Movement
When was the first African American theatre company established?
1821 James Brown US
Oedipus the King?
Life Is A Dream?
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
The Country Wife?
Associated by everyone
Muslim passion play?
Roman playwright born as a slave?
Possibly not a real person but a pseudonym?
First English professional writer
The most famous actress ever
Theatre test 4
Teatre 101 test 4