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CHAPTER TEN EXPRESSING A WORLDVIEW THROUGH THEATRICALISM MATCHING 1. Match the person with the most appropriate statement about him or her. Oskar Eustis::Dramaturg responsible for the development of Angels in America through its production at the Mark Taper Forum Harper Amaty Pitt::Character in Angels in America who seeks escape through Valium and hallucinations Joseph McCarthy::Senator from Wisconsin who attacked numerous individuals as Communists before the Senate condemned him George C. Wolfe::Director of the Public Theatre and Broadway director of Angels in America Ellen McLaughlin::Actor who played the angel in the first three American productions of Angels in America Tony Kushner::Author of Angels in America Kathleen Chalfant::Actor in Angels in America who played four roles including men and women Tony Taccone::Producing director at the Eureka Theatre and co-director of the original production of Angels in America MULTIPLE CHOICE 2. Why did Tony Kushner decide to move from Louisiana to New York? A. He wanted to audition for the Broadway theatre. B. He was hired to serve as assistant to the mayor, Ed Koch. C. He hoped it would provide a more hospitable social and political environment than he found in Louisiana. D. He wanted to study music at Julliard. Ans: C Page: 283 3. In what field did Tony Kushner receive his degree from New York University before he turned to playwriting? A. Law B. Medicine C. Acting D. Directing Ans: D Page: 283 4. How many plays did Tony Kushner complete before Angels in America ? A. None B. One C. Five D. Twenty Ans: B Page: 283
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5. How long do the two plays, Angels in America : Millennium Approaches and Perestroika take to perform? A. Two hours B. Four hours C. Seven hours D. Twelve hours Ans: C Page: 284 6. Which of the following is not true about the character Joe Pitt in Angels in America ? A. He is a heterosexual. B. He is a lawyer. C. He is married to Harper Pitt. D. He is a Mormon. Ans: A Page: 285 7. When and how did the historical Roy Cohn die? A. He is still alive. B. AIDS in 1986 C. He was murdered in 1989. D. He died in 1987, but the cause is not certain. Ans: B Page: 285 8. In addition to empathy, what does the textbook suggest that Tony Kushner asks of his audiences when they watch Angels in America ? A. Sympathy B. Compassion C. Understanding D. Analysis Ans: D Page: 286 9. Which of the following playwrights had strong influence on Tony Kushner’s writings? A. Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller B. Anton Chekhov and Henrik Ibsen C. Wakako Yamauchi and August Wilson D. Bertolt Brecht and Caryl Churchill Ans: D Page: 286 10. Which of the following is not a theatrical device that Tony Kushner uses in Angels in America ?
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A. The play shifts between realistic representation of relationships and a surrealistic presentation of dreams and hallucinations. B. Characters are viewed both subjectively from the inside and objectively from the outside.
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course THE 2000 taught by Professor Schultz during the Summer '09 term at University of Florida.

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Arnold5_TB_Ch10 - CHAPTER TEN EXPRESSING A WORLDVIEW...

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