Exam1 - Drama 16 Exam 2, practice review questions, answers...

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Drama 16 Exam 2, practice review questions, answers October 31, 2006 Matching A..“ O, my offense is rank, it smells to heaven, It hath the primal eldest curse upon it, A brother’s murder.” B. “Upon my secure hour thy uncle stole, With juice of cursed habana in a vial, And in the porches of my ear did pour The leprous distilment.” C. “Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on The tongue . . . as twere to hold a mirror up to nature.” D. “Lo, here I lie, Never to rise again. Thy mother’s poisoned. I can no more. The King, the King’s to blame.” E. “This is above all: to think own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day. Thou canst not then be false to any man. Farewell. My blessing season this in thee.” 1. *Hamlet C 2. *Claudius A 3. *The Ghost B 4. *Polonius E 5. *Laertes D Fill in the Blank 1. *It has been said by Shakespeare and others that there is a _____ about the theatrical experience that provides a sense of life reflected on stage. For instance, the audience experiences the actor both as actor – the living presence of another human being – and as fictional character. aliveness 2. Who is Teiresius? The blind seer in Oedipus 3. *The actors are human beings playing at being other people; the stage is a platform that pretends to be another world. Shakespeare said it best in what play? (As discussed in class). Hamlet 4. *In Ancient Greek Theatre if someone was meant to be coming from the city or port, he would enter from the ____. Right parados 5. *Who is Yorick? In Hamlet, the court jester to Old Hamlet, the king. The bones that are being dug out of the grave where Ophelia will be lain. 1
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Drama 16 Exam 2, practice review questions, answers October 31, 2006 6. *The Elizabethans thought the theatre mirrored life. Shakespeare had a character describe the purpose of acting, or ‘playing,’ in his speech to the players. What is the name of this play? Hamlet 7. During Elizabethan theatre, what did the ‘gatherer’ do? The early form of the box office. One person, the gatherer, was at the door. You put your fee into the gathering box and this gained you access to an entire area, where he then chose where to watch the play from. 8. Who is Laius? In Oedipus the murdered king of Thebes. 9. *Shakespeare wrote many plays and they are divided into three groups of plays. What are the three types? Comedies, tragedies, and histories 10. *The shape of the early Elizabethan stage was often octagonal or circular, like what? A bear pit (p. 267) 11. Who is Iokaste? Wife of Oedipus, widow of the late king of Thebes, also known as Jocasta. 12. In Elizabethan theatre, a great many playgoers were satisfied to stand around the stage. Hamlet calls them ____. groundlings 13. Who are the clowns? In Hamlet, the guys digging Ophelias grave. 14. *Shakespeare did not begin his career writing for the stage, but as a ______.
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