Theater q's for midterm

Theater q's for midterm - Theater Reading Questions for...

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Theater Reading Questions for Exam #1 1) Where is Duffy Square? 2) What do the globe, rose, and swan have in common? 3) What are the 8 paradoxes of theater? Ex. Exam Q’s: 1) What is T.K.T.S.? 2) Shakespeare was producing plays during the reign of what monarch? 3) Why is theater considered not static? Ch. 1  1) What is the origin of the word theater? - The word theatre comes from the Greek “ theatron ”, or “seeing place.” A theatre  is a place where something is seen. 2) What is the origin of the word drama? - The term drama comes from the Greek “ dran ”, “to do”. Drama is something  done, an action. 3) The work of theater is divisible into 8 crafts, be able to define those crafts. 1)  Producing-  which includes securing all necessary personnel, space,  and financing; supervising all production and promotional efforts; fielding all legal  matters; and distributing all proceeds derived from receipts. 2)  Directing-  which includes controlling and developing the artistic product  and providing it with a unified vision, coordinating all its components, and  supervising all rehearsals. 3)  Acting-  in which actors perform the roles of characters in a play. 4)  Designing-  in which designer’s map out the visual and audio elements  of a production, including the scenery, properties, costumes and wigs, makeup,  lighting, sound, programs, advertising, and general ambience of the premises. 5)  Building-  in which carpenters, costumers, wig-makers, electricians,  makeup artists, recording and sound engineers, painters, and a host of other  specially designated craftspeople translate the design into reality by constructing 
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and finishing the detail the “hardware” of a show.  6)  Crewing-  in which technicians execute in proper sequence and with  carefully rehearsed timing the light and sounds cues and the shifting of scenery,  as well as the oversee the placement and return of properties and the  assignment, laundering, repair and changes of costume. 7)  Stage Managing-  which includes the responsibility for “running” a play  production in all its complexity in performance after performance. 8)  House Managing-  which includes the responsibility for admitting,  seating, and providing for the general comfort of the audience. 4) How does impersonation separate theater from other art forms? - The theatrical art involves actors impersonating characters. This feature is  unique to the theater and separates it from art forms such as poetry, painting,  sculpture, music, performance art, cabaret acts, and like activities. Impersonation  is the single most important aspect of the theater; it is its very foundation. 5) What are the 2 general modes of performance, and how do they differ?
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course THEATRE 100 taught by Professor Traversa during the Fall '08 term at Rhode Island.

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