Dramatic Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What role did the audience have in the Dada movement?

Question 2 2. How do realistic plays differ from romantic plays?

Question 3 3. How does Waiting for Godot explore existentialist themes?

Question 4 4. Who created the Theatre of Cruelty?

Question 5 5. In Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Earnest, who is actually Ernest?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT part of the plot structure?

Question 7 7. What do we call humor that is geared toward an educated group and uses social satire, wit, and subtle characterization?

Question 8 8. How has the view of the tragic hero changed over time?

Question 9 9. Which of the following did NOT contribute to Artaud's conception for the Theatre of Cruelty?

Question 10 10. How does a play differ from prose?

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Question 11 11. According to Aristotle, which of the following is essential for a good plot?

Question 12 12. Why are The Three Stooges shorts good examples of modern farce?

Question 13 13. How is an aside different from a soliloquy?

Question 14 14. What epic theatre technique is defined as a style of acting that used gestures, facial expressions, and tone of voice to make a political point?

Question 15 15. Which of the following playwrights penned Waiting for Godot?

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Question 16 16. How is a dramatic farce different from other forms of dramatic comedy?

Question 17 17. Why were dreams important in the surrealist movement?

Question 18 18. What epic theatre technique is based around using scenes that are fairly short, which can usually stand alone outside of the overall story?

Question 19 19. In a play, which dramatic element usually furthers the plot?

Question 20 20. What is the first step to analyzing a play?

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Question 21 21. A character or prop that is used to represent something else is called _____.

Question 22 22. How is drama different from prose?

Question 23 23. Melodramas were commonplace in which dramatic movement?

Question 24 24. Why was Pygmalion influential in the history of melodramas?

Question 25 25. How do a soliloquy and an aside differ?

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Question 26 26. What epic theatre technique is defined as the attempt to distance the audience from the events that were happening on stage, so they can think about them critically, and understand that they are only viewing one version of events?

Question 27 27. During what literary period did the melodrama gain popularity?

Question 28 28. What movement looked to dreams instead of logic to find reality?

Question 29 29. In the story Oedipus, what happens during the catastrophe?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT an existentialist idea?

Dramatic Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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