Chapter 7 Study Guide

  1. Western theatre derives from which two ancient sources?
  2. Which god of wine, fertility, and eventually of the theatre was the Greek counterpoint to the Egyptian Osiris in the myth of dismemberment and resurrection?
  3. In a classic, Green, amphitheater, what was the dressing hut bordering the orchestra called?
  4. What kind of Greek drama, exemplified by the plays of Aristophanes, were filled with broad physical humor, gross sexual gags and innuendoes and brilliant word play at the expense of politicians?
  5. What were the strengths and weaknesses of Roman Drama?
  6. What are some basic characteristics of Asian theatre?
  7. What is the Sanskrit Natyasastra?
  8. What is Kathakali?
  9. What was Kabuki in its early forms?
  10. Who invented Kabuki?
  11. What is the new etymology for Kabuki formed by the end of the 17th century?
  12. What is the familial and professional lineage of Kabuki Actors?
  13. What is Nō?
  14. What are some characteristics of Nō drama?
  15. What is the scenery of Nō drama?
  16. Chinese Opera is called xiqu, which means what?
  17. What are the four-fold skills of the Xiqu performers?
  18. What are some characteristics of the performing style of Chinese Opera?
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Chapter 7 Study Guide
Chapter 7 Study Guide, Part of Unit 1