DI - Exam _1 Study Guide - Fall 2009

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Dramatic Imagination – Fall 2009 Study Guide: Exam #1  10/13/09 What are the three most essential elements for theatre? How does Eric Bentley describe theatre? What is the “Willing Suspension of Disbelief”? What are the five qualities of theatre? And how are they defined? What is the prime requisite for experiencing a theatre performance? Theatre demands what from the spectator? What are some of the differences between Broadway and not-for-profit companies? Why is so much effort spent on attempting to better understand one’s audience? Why judge art: what can we discover by reasoning through a subjective response? What are the 3 basic problems that concern critics and the major questions they must  answer? A play is made up of mostly what (which makes it very distinctive)? Aristotole’s definition of “action” meant what? Francis Fergusson defines dramatic action in what three steps? What are the five characteristics of effective dramatic action? What are the three most popular methods of organizing dramatic action? What are the six major parts of drama? What is the Climactic Plot Structure? What is characterization?
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