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1

We are quite confident but not 100% certain of what Greek theatre was like

True

2

The large circular playing area of a Greek theatre is called the skene

False

3

The Braggart Soldier was written by Seneca

False (it was plautus)

4

The emperor Nero wrote 14 plays. Only 2 survived.

False

5

During the first phase of Roman civilization only Tragedies were performed.

False

6

Roman theatre surpassed Greek theatre in every way.

False

7

During the second phase of Roman civilization only Comedies were performed

False

8

Roman plays were less philosophically profound than Greek plays

True

9

Unlike Greek theatre Roman theatre was only associated with religious festivals

False

10

There are 0 surviving tragedies but 9 comedies from the 2nd phase of Roman civilization

False

11

The Roman theatre eliminated the chorus

True

12

Roman theatre added sound effects to their plays

False

13

Roman theatre used eavesdropping as a device to aid story complication

true

14

Often defying logic, Roman plays all took place in the forum

False

15

Identify 4 of the 5 theories on how theatre/drama began

Dance, Judicial, Storytelling, "Great Man"

16

In "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" what is the old blind man searching to find?

His children

17

What are Hero and the Slave searching to find to add to the sleeping potion?

sweat of mare

18

In the play WOMEN IN POWER what do the women do to gain power?

Dress up as men, go to congress, and vote women in power

19

What predicament do the men face when they wake up in the morning?

Their wives and clothes are gone

20

What does the slave want in the BRAGGART SOLDIER?

He wants his freedom

21

How does the slave get away? (brag sold)

by boat

22

Who is credited as being the first actor?

Thespis

23

During the Hellenistic period, Alexandria became the center of knowledge. What city remained the center for culture?

Athens

24

Greek Tragedy of the 5th century is primarily basedc on the works of 3 playwrights:

Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides

25

Who wrote Antigone?

Sophocles

26

He lived to be 90 years old as a major contributor to the flowering Greek civilization

Sophocles

27

During his lifetime he introduced new innovations to the theatre. He enlarged the chorus 12 to 15 and introduced painted Scenery

Sophocles

28

The third actor that opened the possibilities for dramatic intrigue was introduced by whom?

Sophocles

29

The second actor that permitted face to face conflict was introduced by whom?

Aeschylus

30

Who wrote WOMEN IN POWER?

Aristophones