Unit _1 & Unit _2 Exam Answers

Unit _1 & Unit _2 Exam Answers - Unit #1 Examination...

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Unit #1 Examination Question #1: Paula Vogel wished to be categorized as a radical lesbian feminist playwright who wrote nothing but mindless fluff pieces. Answer: False Question #2: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE is the play Vogel wrote in tribute to her brother who died of AIDS. Answer: False Question #3: Playwrights may utilize an event from their personal lives as inspiration for the content/subject matter of their writing. Answer: True Question #4: It is the function of the playwright to determine the subject matter, who the characters are and what they say, and how the action of the play will unfold. It is the function of the production team to interpret and bring to life all of the above. Answer: True Question #5: Vogel was inspired to write HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE after having pondered the story of LOLITA. Answer: True Question #6: There are only two 'main' characters in HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE. Vogel used a 'Greek Chorus' to play the remaining characters. Answer: True Question #7: The director of a play is allowed, and actually expected, to rewrite portions of a play that do not work for them. Answer: False Question #8: A theatre critic is the ultimate expert on the worth of a production. If a critic says that the play is not worth seeing, potential audience members should disregard their own possible opinion and opt not to go that production. Answer: False Question #9: The word 'criticism' should always be thought of in negative terms. There is no such thing as positive criticism. Answer: False
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Question #10: Theatre criticism may be based both on the success of the script as well as the success of the production of the script including believability of the actors, composition of the visual elements, sound, etc. Answer: True Question #11: It is perfectly acceptable for an audience member to answer a cell phone call and have the conversation during the play while watching a live production. Answer: False
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Unit _1 & Unit _2 Exam Answers - Unit #1 Examination...

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