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1

Must move very rapidly in an episodic manner and is believable only for the moment

Farce

2

Treats its subject in a lighter vein even though it might be a serious one

Comedy

3

There may be an emotion of pity but it boarders on sintimentality

Melodrama

4

The incidents must be absolutely honest without the elements of chance. what should happen must happen.

Tragedy

5

The characters are more loosely drawn than in tragedy, which makes it easier for the audience to identify with the characters, thus creating a strong empathic response.

melodrama

6

In the final analysis the protagonist must meet defeat

tragedy

7

Has as its object riotous laughter and escape

farce

8

is dominated by situation rather than character and calls for little or no thought

farce

9

What are Goethe's three questions?

Is it worth doing?
What is the artist trying to do?
How well has he or she done it?

10

The different categories of Professional theatre are

broadway, off-broadway, Regional Repertory, (most) dinner theatres

11

Broadway theatres are dominated by?

unions

12

The latin word auditorium means?q

hearing place

13

The greek word theatron means?

seeing place

14

Stage actors and stage manager

Actors Equity Association (AEA)

15

Film actors

Screen Actors Guild (sag)

16

Vocalists

The American guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)

17

Magicians, Jugglers, Comedians

The American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA)

18

Extras for television

Screen Extras Guild (SEG)

19

Designers and Painters

United Scenic Artists (USA)

20

Playwrights, Lyricists, Composers and Librettists

Dramatists Guild of the Authors League of America (DG)

21

Directors and choreographers

The Directors Guild of America (DGA)

22

Stagehands, Scenic carpenters, stage lighting people

International alliance for Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE)

23

A _____ is a person who evaluates knowledgeably and fairly from a defined set of standards

Critic

24

A _____ bases his evaluation on personal reaction

Reviewer

25

What are the different types of plays?

Comedy, tragedy, farce, satire, melodrama

26

who is the character that stands on opposition to the leading character of the play

antagonist

27

who is the leading character or hero of play

protagonist

28

See something uplifting and teach a valuable lesson.
See something that advocates parts of life they personally approve.
Demands only nice clean plays be presented

Moralists

29

Desire only to be amused and choose only lighter plays and musicals.
Forget about their cares and worries.
Audience highly intelligent but members lack intellectual depth in their choices

Escapists

30

Want to see art for arts sake
The theatre should belong to them, the self professed intellectuals.
Plays that are popular with mass audiences is a sure sign of mediocrity.

Artsakists