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Quiz 18 :

The Modern Theatre: Antirealism

Quiz 18 :

The Modern Theatre: Antirealism

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Which of the following statements accurately captures the symbolist opposition to realism?
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B

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Which type of drama,in vogue in Germany during the first two decades of the century,features shocking and gutsy dialogue,boldly exaggerated scenery,piercing sounds,bright lights,an abundance of primary colors,and heightened use of symbols?
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Which dramatic theorist founded the Théâtre Alfred Jarry in 1926,produced Strindberg's Dream Play,adapted Shelley's The Cenci,and theorized a theatre of cruelty which was more significant for its ideas than the actual plays it produced?
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C

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A stylized acting style is one in which
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This theatre attempted to repudiate realistic conventions through stagecraft that called attention to its own artificiality and a didactic performance style that required the actor to "demonstrate," rather than "integrate with," his character.
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The saying "no more masterpieces" exemplifies a philosophy of
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Which American playwright eventually turned from naturalism to expressionism,as exemplified by his play The Hairy Ape?
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Which of the following is true of symbolism?
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Which playwright and dramatist provided a new kind of dramaturgy that intended a wholesale repudiation of Aristotelian catharsis (which depends on the audience's empathy with a noble character)and a denial of Stanislavsky's basic principles concerning the aims of acting?
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The antirealist movement has its roots in
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When artists deserted symbolism,its principles found influence in other movements.Which of the following did NOT emerge as an extension of the symbolist movement?
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Which German playwright emerged from World War I as a dedicated Marxist and pacifist,later consolidating his theories about drama into a body of plays that include The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and The Good Person of Szechuan?
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Which of the following is TRUE of the antirealist aesthetic in the second third of the twentieth century?
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In Six Characters in Search of an Author,Pirandello uses theatricality itself as a theme of human existence to show that
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Which production had the most violent premiere in theatre history,such that the audience shouted,hissed,threw things,shook fists at the stage,and fought duels after subsequent performances?
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Which playwright pioneered both realist and antirealistic styles in his work,shifting from a belief that "Naturalists...are aware of the richness of the human soul" to an attempt to "reproduce the disconnected but apparently logical form of a dream?"
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Which famously witty playwright-also a social reformer,street orator,essayist,and prodigious letter writer-used the stage as a vehicle for ideas by emphasizing dialogue that led to a superhuman verbal cascading?
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Verfremdung is a German word meaning
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The constructivist who broke with Stanislavsky's style of realist performance to create a "biomechanical" style of acting and direction was
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Which type of drama uses theatre itself as part of the content of production,not merely the vehicle?
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