Chapter 16 Flashcards Preview

Theatre and Society II > Chapter 16 > Flashcards

Flashcards in Chapter 16 Deck (27):
1

What award did Suzan-Lori Parks play "Topdog/Underdog" win in?

Pulitzer Prize

2

What is the name of the theatre in Louisville that became known for introducing new plays and playwrights?

Actors Theatre of Louisville

3

What is the name of the premiere play festival that is housed there?

Humana

4

Who is the Asian American playwright who came to prominence in the 1980s and whose parents immigrated from China to California?

David Henry Hwang

5

What does Nuyorican refer to?

Puerto Ricans

6

Who is the most prominent African American performance artist in the United States?

Anna Deavere Smith

7

What group grew out of the Performance Group under the artistic direction of Elizabeth LeCompte?

The Wouster

8

Who is well known for viewpoints, a theoretical approach to acting?

Anne Bogart

9

Whose work helped El Teatro Campesino (Farmerworkers' Theatre)

Luis Valdez

10

What theatre company in Pittsburg did August Wilson help found?

Black Horizons

11

What theatre comes under the headings of both Native American theatre and feminist theatre?

Spiderwoman

12

Who is well known for viewpoints, a theoretical approach to acting?

Anne Bogart

13

What major gay theatre company led audiences to consider their own attitudes toward homosexuality and was founded by Charles Ludlam?

Ridiculous Theatrical Company

14

Fences

August Wilson

15

Buried Child

Sam Shepard

16

Company

Stephen Sondheim

17

The Clean House

Sarah Ruhl

18

Buried Child

Sam Shepard

19

Oleanna

David Mamet

20

The Heidi Chronicles

Wendy Wasserstein

21

Angels in America

Tony Kushner

22

Evita

Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by Tim Rice

23

Describe aspects of August Wilson and his career.

-Evokes the African American experience at various times in history through richly poetic texts
-Submitted a draft of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" to the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center - a workshop devoted to new plays - his work come to the attention of Lloyd Richards
- "Fences" and "The Piano Lesson" received the Pulitzer Prize
- Wilson argued that in order to know who you are now, you must know who you were in the past
- His characters are universal figures, standing for everyone who has ever struggled with himself or herself and with social forces
- The Virginia Theatre in NYC's Broadway district was renamed in his honor.

24

Fires in the Mirror

Anna Deavere Smith

25

Identify 3 influential feminist playwrights and one play they wrote.

Marsha Norman- "Getting Out"
Beth Henley- "Crimes of the Heart"
Sarah Ruhl- "Eurydice"

26

Identify 4 plays written by Sam Shepard

Buried Child
Curse of the Starving Class
True West
Fool for Love

27

Identify 5 new trends (approaches) in musicals and list an example (title of the musical) of each trend.

- Concept Musicals (Company) A production is built around an idea rather than a story
- Choreographer turned director (Hello, Dolly!) Gower Champion
- British composers and lyricists (Jesus Christ Superstar) Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice
- Adaption of films into stage musicals (The Producers)
- Jukebox/songbook musical (Mamma Mia)