Introduction to Theatre 1310 Unit Three Study Guide Chapters 8, 9, 10, Into the Woods and Eurydice Chapter 8 1. Although modern drama can be said to have begun in 1875, its roots lay in what? Social and Political ideas 2. The primary goal of realism is what? show what is happening in the world 3. The early play of Ibsen treated what? 4. “Slice-of-life” drama is the essence of what theatrical movement? naturalism 5. How did the symbolist movement begin? In rebellion to realism 6. What does Avant-Garde mean?
Artists who abandon conventional models to create works that are in the forefront of new movements and styles 7. What does surrealism mean? Artists sought to go beyond realism into super-realism 8. What is expressionism in theatre? • Shocking and gutsy dialogue • Boldly exaggerated scenery • Piercing sounds • Bright lights • Abundance of primary colors • Not subtle use of symbols • Short scenes leading up to powerful climax 9. What is Metatheatre? Play-within-a-play 10. Describe No Exit. 11. The theatre of the absurd was formulated by which existential writing of French Essayist and playwright?
Albert Camus 12. What play is a parable without a message reveal a paradigm of human condition in which character exchange songs, accords of dreams and try to make the best of a hopeless situation? Waiting for Godot 13. What did Brecht intend with his alienation effect? Invigorating theatre practices that are utterly at variance with those used since Aristotle and abrasive humanism that reawakened its sense of social responsibility and help mold public issues and events. 14. What is theatre of alienation? Humanity’s potential for growth and society’s capacity to effect change Chapter 9 1.
Which city remains the international capital of the world’s musical theatre? New York 2. What is the average cost to open a production on Broadway? 3. American Broadway musical dates from 1866. 4. What is America’s greatest contribution to world theatre? Musicals 5. How many people (typically) go into creating a musical? 3 (composer, lyricist, book writer) 6. What was the first musical to win a Pulitzer Prize? Of Thee I Sing 7. Describe the musical drama. 8. Why is Show Boat notable? Kicked off musicals to face social issues 9. What kind of dance was introduced by the musical comedy hits of the early 20th century?
Tap 10. What musical was adapted from the Faustian legend? The Producer 11. What musical is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet? West Side Story 12. My Fair Lady is based on what George Bernard Shaw play? Pygmalion 13. Who is Bob Fosse? The director of Pajama Game who is also a famous dancer 14. Who is Tommy Tune? 15. Who is Stephen Sondheim? Composer and lyricist 16. Who is Andrew Lloyd Webber? Composer and lyricist 17. Why is Hair significant? 18. Who wrote the lyrics for Oklahoma!? Rogers and Hammerstein 19. Who was the lyricist for Rent? 20. Who directed the Lion King? Chapter 10 . What does postmodern theatre emphasize? 2. What is the Open Theatre? 3. What is a Regional Theatre? 4. How many types of theatres can be found in the DFW area? 5. Who is August Wilson? 6. What is the role of women in the history of drama? 7. Which play by Mark Medoff gave voice to the differently-abled, giving a national recognition to hearing-impaired actors and actresses? 8. What is Nonlinear Theatre? 9. What is dance theatre? 10. Who is Peter Brook 11. The theatrical capital of the United States is where? 12. In which city did Joseph Papp launch a Shakespeare festival? 13.
What is nontraditional casting? Into the Woods 1. Who wrote Into the Woods? Sondheim 2. Which characters are Not from fairy tales? Baker and Baker’s Wife, Witch, mysterious old man, narrator Which ones are? Cinderella, Cinderella’s Prince, Cinderella’s step mother and sisters, Jack, Jack’s mother, Rapunzel, Rapunzel’s Prince, Wolf, Prince’s Steward, Giant, 3. What objects do the Baker and his Wife need to lift their curse? Hair as yellow as corn, cape as red as blood, cow as white as milk, slipper pure as gold 4. Why is Jack reluctant to sell his cow? Milky White is Jack’s only friend.
How much does he eventually sell Milky White for? 3 magic beans What is Milky White’s fate at the end of Act I? witch revives 5. Who saves Red Riding Hood and Granny from the stomach of the Wolf? Baker 6. Who is The Baker’s father? Mysterious old man 7. How many balls does Cinderella attend? 2 How does the Prince attempt to catch her at the last one? Spreads pitch on the stairs 8. Cinderella’s sisters, aided by their mother, attempt to cheat their ways into the glass slipper. How do they do it? Cuts off Lucinda’s heal cuts off Florinda’s big toe 9. Many people die in the show.
Can you name them and their killers? Wolf-baker Jack’s Mother-Giant, Baker’s Wife- Giant Witch- Giant old man- witch 10. The two Princes marry ladies met in Act I and chase after different ladies in Act II. Name all four. Cinderella’s Prince (Act 1) Cinderella (Act 2) Baker’s Wife, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel’s Prince (Act 1) Rapunzel (Act 2) Snow White 11. The Witch drinks a magic potion at the end of Act I. What are the two consequences of this action? She becomes pretty, old man dies Eurydice 1. Who wrote Eurydice? 2. What are Orpheus and Eurydice celebrating at the top of the show? . The Chorus is made up of what type of creatures? 4. Orpheus doesn’t think Eurydice should read as much as she does. Why? 5. When Eurydice goes to the Underworld, how does Orpheus attempt to communicate with her? 6. How does the playwright describe the elevator? 7. What does Eurydice’s father create for her in the Underworld? 8. Why does Orpheus turn to look at Eurydice when they are walking out of the Underworld? 9. What does Eurydice want Orpheus to do, according to her final letter to him? 10. Who is the last person to arrive in the elevator at the end of the play?