Exam 2 Study Guide - Drama 16 FINAL EXAM Study Guide 1 The...

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Drama 16 FINAL EXAM Study Guide 1) The hero, alone and willful, asserts his or her influence and energy against the ultimate mysteries of an imperfect world, best describes a. Absurd theatre b. Comedy c. Tragedy d. Melodrama e. Epic theatre 2) Eugene Scribe in the 19 th Century created a factory for making plays. This was called 3) Little Hellman said, “If you believe, as the Greeks did that man is at the mercy of the Gods, then you write tragedy. The end is inevitable from the beginning. But if you do believe that man can solve his own problems and is at nobody’s mercy, then you will probably write _____________.” (Fill in the blank) 4) Farce is best described as 5) The details of the setting, the costuming, and the circumstances of the action were so fully realized as to convince audiences that they were listening in on life itself. This best describes a. Absurdism b. Realism c. Symbolism d. Naturalism e. Alienation effect 6) Which of the following is not part of the Actor’s Reality?
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7) Shakespeare’s Hamlet was produced around 1600-1603. This coincided with an important moment in England’s history. What was that moment in history? 8) The ______________ is the controlling artist responsible for unifying the production elements, which often includes the use of text, music, sound, and visuals. 9) Aristotle felt that only characters of noble birth could be tragic heroes. Who changed this concept with their play about a traveling salesman? a. Lillian Hellman b. Eugene Ionesco c. Eugene O’Neil d. Arthur Miller e. Tennessee Williams 10) _______________ is a specific exercise to free the actor’s imagination.
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