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Study Guide Answers

1.     Improvisation requires weeks and weeks of rehearsal. True or False?
     False. Improvisation is a performance with little or no preparation on the part of the actor or actors.
2.     Improvisation can be helpful to an actor because it serves to develop his or her character on a three-dimensional level. True or False?
     True
3.     Improvisation was invented after World War II. True or False?
     False. Improvisation dates back thousands of years.
4.     Stock characters are characters that are usually based upon certain stereotypes and are immediately recognizable by the audience when portrayed. True or False?
     True
5.     While improvisation means spontaneous invention, there are techniques and guidelines that actors can learn in order to be more successful during an improvisational scene. True or False?
     True
6.     One of the most basic improvisation-related terms to learn is "__________," which refers to the "who," "what," and "where" of a scene.
     platform
7.     An "________" is any verbal or physical suggestion made by another actor.
     offer
8.     To "_________" refers to the act of accepting an idea offered by a fellow actor, and then exploring the natural consequences of that idea.
     explore
9.     In improvisation, "____________" refers to the act of rejecting information or ideas offered by another performer, and, " ______________," is the act of one performer making the actions of another performer irrelevant.
     blocking; canceling
10.     "___________" is the act of making sure that the audience's attention is only in one place at any given moment.
     Focus
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