Types of Plays by Structure & Period


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In Ancient Greek drama, only the most important characters acted on the _____.

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1. The first person to develop a theory of drama was _____.

2. Elizabethan drama created plays of five acts based on the writings of the Roman poet _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will efficiently measure your understanding of the different types of plays used throughout history. These questions will focus on major historical development and how it affected drama.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to find out what you know about:

  • The most important area of an ancient Greek stage
  • Who created the theory of drama
  • An influence on Elizabethan drama style

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as a modern influence on play structure
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main terms from their definitions, such as the most important part of an ancient Greek stage
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason modern drama is so much more varied than in previous times

Additional Learning

To find out more about the developments of this art form, read the lesson titled Types of Plays by Structure & Period. New concepts covered will include:

  • Different types of plays in Greek theater
  • Catharsis
  • Famous plays throughout history