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1

Who in 1950s England was a group of anti-establishment playwrights who dealt with the dissolving British empire, class conflict, and political disillusionment?

Angry Young Men

2

What area of theatrical design was especially shaped by technological developments?

Lighting.

3

Who created the concept of Poor Theatre?

Jerzy Grotowski

4

What movement developed in the late 1940s as a reaction against Broadway commercialism?

Off-Broadway

5

What philosophy is the most clearly articulated by Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus?

Existentialism

6

Whose plays are credited with beginning a renaissance of African American theatre in the 1960s and 70s?

Amiri Baraka

7

Who coined the term environmental theatre?

Schechner

8

What English critic called a movement in the theatre, Theatre of the Absurd?

Martin Eslin

9

Who became the 1st African American playwright on Broadway?

Lorraine Hansbury

10

What brought a reevaluation of traditional morality, including such institutions as marriage and family?

The Sexual Revolution

11

Whose plays mix realism with mysticism and symbolism, creating a certain obliqueness and obscurity?

Edward Albee

12

What term is sometimes applied to some of Harold Pinter's plays?

Comedy of Menace

13

What notable regional theatre was founded in 1964 in Louisville?

Actors Theatre of Louisville

14

During the mid 20th Century what was a Czechoslovakian designer?

Josef Sovboda

15

What was it called when in 1943 Oklahoma! inaugurated a quarter century in which an outpouring of musicals that set a standard throughout the world?

The Golden Age

16

Harold Pinter

Theatre of Absurd, Comedy of Menace.

17

Arthur Miller

All My Sons, adaptation of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People , Death of a Salesman

18

Jerzy Grotowski

Poor Theatre

19

Samuel Beckett

Absurdist Playwright, Waiting for Godot

20

Tennessee Williams

The Glass Menagerie

21

Josef Sovboda

Czechoslavakian Designer, Laterna Magika

22

Edward Albee

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

23

John Osborne

Angry Young Playwright, Look Back in Anger

24

Jean-Paul Sartre

Existentialism, No Exit

25

Characteristics of Harold Pinter's works

- A lack of explanation of background or motives
- Introduction of menacing outside forces (which upset a seemingly stable environment)
- Dialogue that captures the pauses, evasions, and incoherence of modern speech.