Theater Appreciation Midterm Study

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  1. __ reveal a great deal about culture and the hopes and dreams of a society.
  2. Theatres throughout history have used __, __, and __ as a basis for plays.
  3. Legends and myths reflect the culture's __ and their __.
  4. __ tend to be told as if the figure or incident is historical; often it is.
  5. The reason a legend survives however, is legends ___.
    Capture our imagination
  6. __ are rumors which spread across the internet. They usually detail an event which causes the reader or hearer to react with fear or disgust.
    Urban Legends
  7. __ often arise from people's attempt to understand natural phenomena, such as lightning. They also demonstrate a desire to understand how the world or elements in the world came to exist.
  8. This person believed the similarity of many of our cultural stories is due to a collective unconscious which links us together.
    Psychologist Carl Jung
  9. __: characters which appear repeatedly across time and place
    Archetypical Figures
  10. The Hero, The Sage, The Devil, The Mentor, and The Trickster are all what?
    Archetypical Figures
  11. Those who study myths, legends, and folklore often rely on ___ to make links between one culture and another.
    Jung's archetypes
  12. This person suggested for each culture, there is a national drama
    Marsha Norman
  13. __: a play which trifes the beliefs and concerns of a nation
    National Drama
  14. __: an ancient Greek playwright critized for his seeming lack of respect for gods and known for his depiction of legends of the past
  15. When talking about performance in relationship to __ and __, we do not mean the events are "fake," but rather are repeated dialogues, traditional clothes and specific actions which are recognized as being part of a ceremony.
    Ritual/ Religion
  16. Many scholars believe __ lies within ritual.
    The origins of theater
  17. __: long songs sung by a chorus in honor of the god Dionysus
  18. Some historians believe, at one point, __.
    A member of the chorus separated himself from the others and sang individual lines.
  19. This person, according to legend, is said to be the chorus member who separated from the chorus and sang individual lines.
  20. Ancient Greek playwrights developed dramas which were performed at __ as a result of early choral songs.
    Festival of Dionysus
  21. __ provide reviews which give general information about plays, such as subject matter and setting.
    Theatre Critics
  22. __ judge the relative merit of what they have seen.
    Theatre Critics
  23. Good theatre critics, need to be familiar with the __, as well as with a __.
    History of theatre/Variety of styles, genres, and playwrights
  24. __ also need to be able to __. It is their responsibility to honestly and fairly __ which is either printed in the newspaper or posted online.
    Critics/Evaluate the effectiveness of the acting, directing, production concept and design/Assess the production in a well-written review
  25. Play reviews as we know them today became common in the __, but the process of evaluating theatre can trace its origins to __.
    19th Century/Aristotle
  26. __: A Greek philosopher whose writings encompass a variety of disciplines. He is perhaps best known for his work on ethnics.
  27. This person believed the theatre was necessary for the health of society, as it provided an opportunity for catharsis.
  28. This person believed in an ideal society where actors and theatre would be banned. Ironically, this person taught Aristotle.
  29. This person identified the six elements of tragedy.
  30. The six elements of a tragedy are: __
    Plot, character, thought, diction, music, and spectacle
  31. This person believed the most important element of a tragedy was plot but stipulated plot should be driven by character.
  32. For Aristotle, all plots should have a __, __, and an __, and he believed it is best if __.
    Beginning/ Middle/ End/ There is only one plot within a play
  33. In Aristotle's discussion of character, Aristotle noted the __ should be a man in a __ but because of a __.
    Tragic Hero/ Elevated position in society who is neither good nor bad/ Flaw in his character, he brings about his own downfall
  34. It is through __ and __ the ideas of the play or thoughts are revealed.
    Plot/ Character
  35. __ refers to the choice of words used by the playwright.
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