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Study Guide Answers

1.     Name six basic elements of a theatrical production.
     the script, the director, performers, the stage, technical support, and the audience
2.     What element of production is the guideline for the actors' and actresses' movement and dialogue?
     the script
3.     Theatre is a communication between the _________________ and the _____________________ .
     artist, audience
4.     Who has the final decision on every aspect of a production?
     the director
5.     What is the director's responsibility?
     to interpret the play and to coordinate the production
6.     Theatre is a meeting place for some of the arts. True or false?
     false--Theatre is a meeting place for all of the arts.
7.     What should be considered before selecting a play to produce?
     One should consider every limitation before selecting a play.
8.     What are the two basic types of plays?
     comedy and tragedy
9.     Which type of drama involves conflict between a protagonist and a superior force?
     tragedy
10.     What is the most valuable asset found in a good production member?
     commitment or dedication toward responsibilities
11.     Notations of movement, placement, and action of the actors are called "____________________ ."
     blocking
12.     The stage is divided from whose point of view?
     the actor's point of view
13.     Before an actor can "really act," what must he do first?
     memorize his lines
14.     Name the seven components of the technical support for a production.
     lights, sets, props, costumes, make-up, sound, and special effects
15.     What creates the outer visual for the inner character work of the actor?
     make-up
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