Theater I: Semester Exam 2013 Review
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    Theater I: Semester Exam 2013 Review Theater I: Semester Exam 2013 Review Presentation Transcript

    • Semester Exam of DOOM 2013
    • Round onE
    • Question 1 What is the name of the first passion play ever recorded? The Abydos Passion Play
    • Question 2 Where did the information we have about early theatre come from? (3 things) Wall paintings, artifacts, and hieroglyphics
    • Question 3 What types of people performed in the ancient rituals? (3 types) Elders, priests, & shamans
    • Question 4 Where did the earliest example of ritual evolving into theatre come from? Ancient Egypt
    • Question 5 Name one reason ancient people TOLD STORIES. Lots of answers… (to make sense of the world, to record history, etc.)
    • Question 6 Define a ritual. (Hint: There are THREE parts to a ritual.) A repeated action with symbolic significance that’s meant to evoke emotion
    • Question 7 Name one of the origins of dance. Animal imitation, rhythmic movement, gymnastics, or pantomime
    • Question 8 Name one of the purposes of improv warm-up games/activities. Various answers. (Thinking on your feet, physical/vocal, imagination, memorization, etc.)
    • Question 9 Name the Ancient Greek storyteller who is said to have written “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey.” Homer
    • Question 10 Who is a shaman? A priestly figure who communicates directly with the gods
    • Round TWO
    • Question 11 Who was the 6-day arts festival (think Ancient Greece) named after? Dionysus
    • Question 12 Did men and women perform as equals in Ancient Greek theater? No!
    • Question 12 Did men and women perform as equals in Ancient Greek theater? No!
    • Question 13 Name two types of events/performances that occurred during this festival. Poetry, music, dance, theater, etc.
    • Question 14 What did Greek theater performers wear? (3 things) Robes, platform sandals, masks
    • Question 14 What did Greek theater performers wear? (3 things) Robes, platform sandals, masks
    • Question 15 There were 3 main types of Greek theater/plays. Name them. Comedy Tragedy Satyr
    • Question 16 What is a satyr? Half-man, halfgoat/servant to Dionysus
    • Question 17 Dionysus was the god of what? Vegetation, fertility, wine, “the fun stuff”
    • Question 18 Where was ancient GREEK theater performed? (In what type of facility and how was it built?) Outdoor amphitheatres carved into sides of hills
    • Question 19 What does the word “thespian” mean? Where does it come from? Actor; from the ancient actor, Thespis
    • Question 20 What is the purpose of a Greek chorus? Various answers. (Spectacle, set mood, sing/dance, pause/pace action, reflect on play, etc.)
    • Round THREE
    • Question 21 What stage direction is an actor executing when they LEAVE the stage? An exit
    • Question 22 What is a “cue?” A signal (physical, verbal) that indicates that something is supposed to happen
    • Question 23 If a director tells you to “cheat out,” he/she wants you to turn: Towards the audience/downstage
    • Question 24 An actor facing completely to the left is standing in THIS body position. Profile left
    • Question 25 An actor who is facing completely upstage is standing in which body position? Full back
    • Question 26 Proper audience etiquette includes doing what at the end of a performance? Applauding politely
    • Question 27 What is “improvisation?” Making things up off the top of your head; not scripted
    • Question 28 Why is GUM prohibited in the theater and the theater classroom? Performers don’t have proper pronunciation with gum in their mouths.
    • Question 29 What are two noises/sounds that audience members are PROHIBITED from making during a performance? Talking, commenting, whistling, cat calls, etc.
    • Question 30 Name two reasons phones are prohibited during performances. Various answers (glowing, distracting to others, interferes with microphones, etc.)