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CHAPTER 5 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?
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