Which type of critic expresses thoughts with precision, clarity, and grace, through the careful building up of ideas, a presentation of evidence, logical argument, the use of helpful analogy and example, and a clear style of expression?
The work of Shakespeare and Ben Jonson in England and Machiavelli and commedia dell’arte in Italy are all examples of Renaissance theatre.
Ancient Egypt's Abydos Passion Play and other texts of that time employed plot elements that indicate they derived from even more ancient
Which type of drama fits the following description: the theatre becomes a part of the content of play production, not merely the vehicle.
playwright, whose ventures into naturalism eventually turned toward expressionism and the authorship of The Hairy Ape, was
Avant-garde means, literally, “the major assault” or “shock troops.”
Which movement, whose development paralleled but was essentially independent of realism, based its aesthetics on nature, particularly on humanity’s place in the (Darwinian) environment?
Which movement was based in the idea that, although humans search for some meaning or purpose in human life, they are met with the immutable irrationality of the universe, thus making the effort futile?
Although American artists are largely protected from direct censorship by the U.S. Constitution’s first amendment, government funding is subject to approval by local and national legislators who sometimes balk at funding the work of certain artists.
Jerzy Grotowski’s Towards a Poor Theatre emphasizes how performers should embrace external artifice and divorce emotion from their technique.
From a practical standpoint, theatre may be considered a conservative institution because it conserves
This theatre, formed by Joseph Chaikin in 1963, combined social improvisation with Brechtian techniques and used character as a vehicle for direct interaction with audiences.
Flashbacks that are not clearly framed as such, shuttling instead between time zones without narrative warning, are examples of
This director/designer draws inspiration from Javanese rod puppetry, Balinese headdresses, and African masks.
Who raised dance to a new level of prominence when he developed a new choreographic style—quick, jerky moves that suddenly segue to slow, sinuous come-ons; bumps and grinds; costumes of white gloves and black bowler hats—in a series of musicals that he directed and choreographed, among them Dancin’ and Chicago?
The spectacularly successful Broadway musical that won a record-shattering twelve Tony Awards in 2002, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, is
Which of the following musicals retells the story of Romeo and Juliet with a contemporary Polish American as Romeo and a contemporary Puerto Rican American as Juliet?
The first black musical, in 1921, to dominate a full Broadway season was Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle’s Shuffle Along.
Which lyricist for Rent brought a rock and rap beat to the show’s music, along with a script and staging derived from cast improvisations?
Which genre, introduced in the golden age of the musical, is characterized by increasingly serious plots and sophisticated musical treatments?
All plays and play productions can be usefully analyzed and evaluated on the way they use the theatrical format to the best advantage and make us rethink the nature of theatrical production.
Brecht’s alienation effects sought to enhance the audience’s engagement with the characters.