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Test Bank For The Theatre Experience 13Th Edition By Edwin Wilson

Chapter 03 Theatre Spaces: The Audience Views the Stage


Multiple Choice Questions

1. Multi-focus environments, where something is going on in more than one playing area simultaneously, are typically found in which kind of stage space?
A. proscenium stage
B. arena stage
C. thrust stage
D. created and found spaces

2. In which of the following is the playing space in the center of a square or circle, with seats for spectators all around?
A. proscenium stage
B. arena stage
C. thrust stage
D. created and found spaces

3. In which of the following is elaborate scenery impossible because it would block the view of the spectators?
A. proscenium stage
B. arena stage
C. thrust stage
D. created and found spaces

4. All the seats in the auditorium face in the same direction in which of the following?
A. proscenium stage
B. arena stage
C. thrust stage
D. created and found spaces

5. In which of the following does the audience sit on three sides, or in a semicircle, enclosing a stage, which protrudes into the center of the audience?
A. proscenium stage
B. arena stage
C. thrust stage
D. created and found spaces

6. In which of the following is the stage area usually deep, allowing for elaborate scenery?
A. proscenium stage
B. arena stage
C. thrust stage
D. created and found spaces

7. With ________, although the stage space protrudes into the audience there is still a proscenium opening toward the back of that stage area, and there is a shallow stage area behind the proscenium as well that still allows for some scenic detail.
A. a proscenium stage
B. an arena stage
C. a thrust stage
D. created and found spaces

8. Which of the following is also known as theatre-in-the-round or circle theatre?
A. proscenium stage
B. arena stage
C. thrust stage
D. created and found spaces

9. The ________ was developed by the Greeks for their plays; it also was the type of stage used during Shakespeare’s time.
A. proscenium stage
B. arena stage
C. thrust stage
D. created or found space

10. ________ use unusual structures as they are, with their original architectural elements intact, carving out special areas for acting and audience seating/viewing.
A. Proscenium stages
B. Arena stages
C. Thrust stages
D. Created and found spaces

11. In a proscenium theatre of 450 seats, there may be twenty rows of seats. In a(n) ________ theatre space with 450 seats, no one would be further away from the stage than about seven or eight rows, which offers much more intimacy in style of performance than other types of theatres.
A. end stage
B. arena stage
C. thrust stage
D. created or found

12. Which of the following is also known as a “fourth wall” stage?
A. proscenium stage
B. arena stage
C. thrust stage
D. created or found space

13. Most Broadway theatres were built in which configuration?
A. proscenium stage
B. arena stage
C. thrust stage
D. created or found space

14. A typical Elizabethan playhouse would have used
A. a proscenium stage.
B. an arena stage.
C. a thrust stage.
D. created and found spaces.

15. Which of the following is/are used by avant-garde theatres such as the Performance Group?
A. proscenium stage
B. arena stage
C. thrust stage
D. created and found spaces

16. The standard theatre throughout Europe and the United States from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth century used
A. a proscenium stage.
B. an arena stage.
C. a thrust stage.
D. created and found spaces.

17. Giacomo Torelli invented the counterweight system for which type of theatre?
A. proscenium stage
B. arena stage
C. thrust stage
D. created and found spaces

18. “Site specific” theatre productions are, by definition, performed in which type of space?
A. proscenium stage
B. arena stage
C. thrust stage
D. created and found spaces


True / False Questions

19. Virtually all primitive forms of theatre used an arena style performance configuration.
TRUE

20. Although not common, there are times when an audience may find themselves entering into a theatre audience space in a controlled fashion, as has been done by the Performance Group, the Daryl Roth Theatre, and others, in New York City.
TRUE

21. Different kinds of performance spaces are appropriate for certain kinds of plays. A large-scale musical like Wicked would not be appropriate for a small arena theatre; however, it is appropriate to move a smaller-scale show into a large proscenium space so it can earn more money at the box office.
FALSE

22. The standard theatre throughout Europe and the United States from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth century was the formal arena stage.
FALSE


Fill in the Blank Questions

23. The inns in Spain were called ________, and this name was given to the theatres that developed there.
corrales

24. The circular acting area of a classic Greek theatre is called the ________.
orchestra

25. The slant of an auditorium’s stage floor is called a(n) ________.
rake

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