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English Renaissance/Musical Theatre Review Game

Quiz by Jeff Davis

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  • Q1
    True or False: During the English Renaissance, certain plays were produced only for the nobility, while other plays were produced only for the common people.
    False
    True
    30s
  • Q2
    Which of the following statements about theatre in the English Renaissance is NOT true?
    Plays would be performed "in rep," meaning the same group of actors would perform several different plays in the same week.
    Only men were allowed on stage.
    Plays included elaborate scenery.
    Most theatres were open-air, and performances took place in the afternoon in order to utilize natural sunlight.
    30s
  • Q3
    True or False: Realistic costuming was extremely important to English Renaissance Theatre. For example, if a play took place in Ancient Greece, costumes that were appropriate to that time period would be worn.
    True
    False
    30s
  • Q4
    In the English Renaissance, it was common for plays to be written by a singular playwright. Collaborations between playwrights were extremely uncommon.
    True
    False
    30s
  • Q5
    A Shakespearian play that tells the story of a real person is most likely a:
    Comedy
    History Play
    Problem Play
    Tragedy
    30s
  • Q6
    Shakespearian tragedies are noteworthy in that Shakespeare attempted to create psychologically complex tragic heroes.
    True
    False
    30s
  • Q7
    A Shakespearean play that tackles a social issue is most likely a:
    Problem Play
    Tragedy
    History Play
    Comedy
    30s
  • Q8
    A Shakespearean play that feels like a tragedy at the start but ends happily is most likely a:
    Romance
    Problem Play
    Comedy
    Tragedy
    30s
  • Q9
    THE ZIEGFELD FOLLIES is an example of a(n):
    Opera
    Operetta
    Revue
    Musical
    30s
  • Q10
    Which of the following is NOT true of Operetta?
    Like operas, operettas are typically written in French, Italian, or German.
    Operettas typically have a lighter, happier tone than opera.
    Operettas are typically shorter than operas.
    Unlike opera, operettas included some diaologe.
    30s
  • Q11
    Which of the following is NOT true about SHOW BOAT?
    It was the first musical to allow African-American and white performers to share the stage at the same time.
    It was the first winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical.
    It tackled uncomfortable subject matter such as racism, interracial marriage, and alcoholism.
    It was the first show to use its music and dialogue to push character and plot forward.
    30s
  • Q12
    A book musical is one in which:
    The songs and scenes are about a theme but don't tell a story.
    Dance is more important than the songs or dialogue.
    The songs, dances, and dialogue are all integrated into a story with serious dramatic goals and fully-realized characters.
    The show is completely sung through.
    30s
  • Q13
    This musical is one of the first book musicals, and it started a 20 year Golden Age of musicals on Broadway.
    Pirates of Penzance
    Oklahoma!
    The Ziegfeld Follies
    Show Boat
    30s
  • Q14
    True or False: Though it started as a tool for musical theatre writers, the musical theatre formula is often used in film, particularly in Disney's animated films.
    False
    True
    30s
  • Q15
    "Rose's Turn" from GYPSY is an example of a(n):
    Comic List Song
    11 o'clock number
    I Want Song
    Conditional Love Song
    30s

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