Theatre Appreciation Ch 8-9

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The Humana Festival of New American Plays takes place each spring at

the Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Which of the following is a typical duty of the dramaturg when working on a new script?

All of the above

Which of the following has been the catalyst for a successful play?

All of the above

Fees for each performance of a play are known as

Royalties

Which of the following is a typical technique used in the development of new plays?

A and B

Which of the following is an example of a play written and performed solo by the playwright?

Spalding Gray’s Swimming to Cambodia

Which of the following is true about the collaboration of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine?

A and B

Which of the following revisions can a playwright make once the play is in rehearsal?

All of the above

Which of the following is true about the earliest Greek playwrights?

B and C

What is the explanation for the strange spelling of the English word, "playwright"?

During the middle ages, "wright" meant a craftsperson.

Choose the correct term for the following definition: a picture of a costume on an actor.

Rendering

Which of the following designers is associated with experiments in lighting and combining three-dimensional and projected scenery?

Josef Svoboda

Choose the correct term for the following definition: an approach to design that imitates precisely the kind of environment and details in which the action of the play would occur in real life.

Representational

The medieval period created designs for its cycle plays that often incorporated spectacle such as transformations, rainstorms, and fire effects emanating from the mouth of hell.

True

Three-dimensional scenery changed audience expectations of the possibilities for scenic design in

The nineteenth century

A good designer draws what the playwright and director ask for without making suggestions on his or her own about style or effect.

False

Representational scenery can be applied only to plays written since the beginning of realism.

False

Which of the following was a big factor in the development of the importance of the designer in contemporary theatre?

A and B

Choose the correct term for the following definition: a drafting of the stage as seen from overhead, showing where all scenic pieces are to be placed.

Ground plan

Wing, drop, and border scenery included which of the following?

All of the above

Which of the following was the focus of a court case resulting from collaborative script development?

Rent

Which of the following is true about playwriting in Elizabethan England?

Playwrights sold a play for a flat fee to a company.

By the early 1800s, playwriting was considered a highly respectable profession.

False

Which of the following pieces of information could you get by looking at a lighting plot?

All of the above

Wing, drop, and border scenery became the standard in Italy but not in the rest of Europe or the Americas.

False

Choose the correct term for the following definition: chart that records items of clothing worn by each actor in each scene of the play.

Costume plot

Which of the following did designer Philippe De Loutherbourg use in the mid-eighteenth century?

B and C

Which of the following is NOT an example of a working drawing to show how scenery is to be built?

Rendering

Choose the correct term for the following definition: how bright the lighting is.

Intensity

The shape of the acting space and the look of any scenery or set props are the scenic designer’s responsibility.

True

Choose the correct term for the following definition: a spotlight that creates a hard-edged beam and includes four shutters to further control its focus.

ellipsoidal

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