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d. a soldier figure, male or female, who embodies philosophical or religious virtue in a fight against the forces of evil. Question 20
What drama, whose name means “story play,” originated in rural villages in the province ofKerala in the seventeenth century and based itself on the stories from two great Indian epics, the Ramayanaand the Mahabharata? Select one: a. sakuntala. b. natyasastra. c. shivanu. d. kathakali. Quiz 9 Question 1 Which is a characteristic of realist drama? Select one: a. prettified settings and contrived endings b. a return to classical conventions and abstractions c. characters drawn true to life and subjected to their social states d. deliberately incorrect historical costumes and performances Question 2 Which of the following statements accurately captures the symbolist opposition to realism? Select one: a. In protest against realistic set and stage design, symbolist sets did away with all props and furniture on the stage. b. In order to subvert realism, symbolist writers attempted to draw characters more true to life than reality. c. In order to assault the dimensions of lived reality, symbolist drama creates a “miniature” theatre event by employing plays-within-the-plays acted by puppets. d. The symbolists saw realism as spiritually bankrupt and wanted to replace it with traditional aesthetic values.
Question 3 Typical themes of the symbolist theatre include the loss of innocence and the futility of communication. Select one: True False Question 4 Which production had the most violent premiere in theatre history, such that the audience shouted, hissed, threw things, shook fists at the stage, and fought duels after subsequent performances? Select one: a. Artaud’s Conquest of Mexico b. Jarry’s Ubu Roi c. Shaw’s Major Barbara d. Brecht’s Mother Courage Question 5 The high point of stylistic realism, in terms of the depth of characterization, is best exemplified by Select one: a. Anton Chekhov b. Henrik Ibsen c. Bertold Brecht d. August Strindberg Question 6 Which type of drama, in vogue in Germany during the first two decades of the century, features shocking and gutsy dialogue, boldly exaggerated scenery, piercing sounds, bright lights, an abundance of primary colors, and heightened use of symbols?
Select one: a. dada b. expressionism c. theatre of cruelty d. impressionism Question 7 The “theatre of the fourth wall removed” refers to the central convention of realism that Select one: a. the stage was conceived to be the same as life in a real-world setting except that, in the case of the stage, one wall—the proscenium opening—had been removed. b. the “fourth wall” of the mind creates a frame around human experience just as a fourth wall completes a room. c. the three walls of Marxist economics, Darwinian biological determinism, and Freudian psychological determinism leave the fourth wall of political oppression absent.