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THE DIRECTOR MATCHING 1. Match the person with the most appropriate statement about him or her. George II, duke of Saxe-Meiningen::Established an aesthetic for the role of the director in the late 19 th century Konstantin Stanislavsky::Most famous and influential director of the early realistic period Jerzy Grotowski::Founder of the Theater Laboratory in Poland who was committed to the concept of a “poor theatre” Anton Chekhov::Author of The Seagull Elizabeth LeCompte::Founding member and director of the Wooster Group Robert Wilson::Director known for large scale works which emphasize spectacular visual effects Lloyd Richards::Director of premier productions of many of August Wilson’s plays Nancy Keystone::Director of Apollo Ping Chong::Director who relies on all the resources of the theatre to lift audiences into an otherworldly view of human existence MULTIPLE CHOICE 2. How does Harold Clurman describe the role of the director? A. The ringleader of the circus B. The author of the stage action C. The subtle mistress of the performers D. The casual observer Ans: B Page: 135 3. When did the position of the director become a part of the theater? A. There have been directors for as long as there have been performances. B. During the development of the Peking Opera C. When plays became more complex during the period of Elizabethan drama D. As there became an interest in realism during the 19th century Ans: D Page: 136 4. Why was the position of director created in the theatre? A. As texts became more complex, the actors and playwrights wanted to focus on their jobs alone and not have to also stage the productions they were involved in. B. From nearly the beginning, there has been a need for someone who is not performing to stand apart and guide the production. C. With the advent of realism and a profusion of theatre styles that arose in response to realism, these new plays required a director to stage them. D. Actors could make more money if they also took on the demands of directing other actors in a production. Ans: C
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This note was uploaded on 07/04/2010 for the course THEA 200 taught by Professor Doyle during the Spring '10 term at Citadel.

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