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Fundamentals - Theatre Arts I/II

Quiz by John Grimmett

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20 questions
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  • Q1
    What is a prop?
    an object used on stage by actors during a performance; considered to be anything movable that the actor interacts with
    listening to myself
    a play intended to make you laugh
    a person or role in a play or movie as portrayed by an actor
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  • Q2
    What is a costume?
    a set of clothes or other items worn in a play by an actor
    an instinctive or intuitive feeling (often complicated) that motivates a character to take action
    areas to the right and left of the stage where the actors enter or exit
    a piece of scenery, usually stationary and as a profile or three-dimensional construction built to stand independently on the stage floor.
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  • Q3
    What is a set piece?
    the narrow space between the audience and the stage where an orchestra plays in a musical
    listening to the ensemble
    a stage that is usually rectangular with one side open to the audience
    a piece of scenery, usually stationary and as a profile or three-dimensional construction built to stand independently on the stage floor
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  • Q4
    Which is NOT a level of listening?
    Listening to those on either side of me
    Listening to myself
    Listening to the leader
    Listening to the ensemble
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  • Q5
    What do we call the part of the auditorium where the audience sits?
    Wings
    Pit
    Proscenium
    House
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  • Q6
    NRG Stadium is an example of ...
    theatre-in-the-round
    thrust stage
    black box theatre
    proscenium
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  • Q7
    What is the precise movement of the actor in a play to facilitate the performance of a play?
    Cross
    Blocking
    Counter
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  • Q8
    What do we call the movement when an actor takes the shortest, most direct route to his/her next position?
    Counter
    Blocking
    Cross
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  • Q9
    What two body parts do I use to show I am listening?
    Ears and nose
    Ears and mouth
    Eyes and ears
    Eyes and mouth
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  • Q10
    What is the Latin name for "cast list"?
    Dramatis personae
    E pluribus unum
    Avada kedavra
    Dramatis animalis
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  • Q11
    What part of the script tells the actor the words to SAY?
    Stage directions
    Dramatis personae
    Dialogue
    Time & place
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  • Q12
    What part of the script is usually NOT read aloud by the actor but tells him/her what to do when speaking?
    Dramatis personae
    Dialogue
    Time & place
    Stage directions
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  • Q13
    What part of the stage do I need to find FIRST when finding my place on the stage?
    Stage Left
    Upstage
    Downstage
    Center
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  • Q14
    After finding center, what next step is necessary before I can move?
    Finding the audience
    Finding the exit
    Finding Nemo
    Finding backstage
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  • Q15
    What part of the stage is the big red X?
    Question Image
    Upstage Left
    Left Center
    Right Center
    Downstage Center
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  • Q16
    What part of the stage is the big red X?
    Question Image
    Downstage Left
    Upstage Right
    Downstage Right
    Upstage Left
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  • Q17
    Whose perspective do we take on stage when moving right or left?
    The director's perspective
    The actor's perspective
    The audience's perspective
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  • Q18
    What part of the stage is the big red X?
    Question Image
    Upstage Left
    Right Center
    Upstage Right
    Downstage Left
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  • Q19
    What part of the stage is the big red X?
    Question Image
    Right Center
    Upstage Right
    Left Center
    Middlestage Left
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  • Q20
    Which part of the stage is the big red X?
    Question Image
    Downstage Left
    Upstage Left
    Upstage Right
    Downstage Right
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