Ch 5 Theatre Questions - Chapter 5: Theatre 1. In the...

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1. In the theatre, types of plays such as tragedies and comedies, are called which of the following? a. Conventions b. Genres c. Dynamics d. None of the above 2. The characteristics of tragedy have not changed from the 5th century B.C.E. to modern times. a. True b. False 3. Aristotle, in his Poetics , describes in great detail the characteristics of which of the following? a. Melodrama b. Comedy c. Farce d. Tragedy 4 Much of what we see in modern movies and on television is what type of theatre? a. Tragedy b. Drama c. Melodrama d. Farce 5 In this type of play, the plot usually unfolds as a series of trials instigated by a villain that the hero must overcome. a. Low comedy b. High comedy c. Tragedy d. Melodrama 6 Tragedies never have comic scenes. a. True b. False 7 The word theatre comes from the word theatron, which means "a place for acting." a. True b. False 8 Which of the following terms describes the part of a play's structure in which the playwright gives the audience background information? a.
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Ch 5 Theatre Questions - Chapter 5: Theatre 1. In the...

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