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History of Theater (Grades 11-12)

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History of Theater

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1. 
Women were allowed to perform in Greek theatre.
  1. True
  2. False
 
2. 
In 300 B.C.,                    were inspired by Greek art, culture and theater and wrote Latin versions of Greek plays.
3. 
The first theatres that historians believe to be true was that of
  1. prehistoric hunters
  2. The Greeks
  3. The Romans
  4. the Waverly Bulldogs
 
4. 
This nineteenth century view of drama appeals to the emotions. Based on stock characters who are either villainous or virtuous, these sensational plays have happy endings.
  1. Comedy
  2. Short act
  3. Melodrama
  4. My favorite play
5. 
In Greek theater, the                      is the most admired type of play.
 
6. 
What were the three main differences in Roman theatre as compared to Greek theatre.



7. 
It has been said that a poet named                      won a dramatic play competition at the festival. Because he is considered to be the first actor, people sometimes refer to actors as                         .
 
8. 
The first recorded form of European theater began in Ancient Rome around 600 B.C. with a religious festival to honor Dionysus (Di-on-i-sus), the god of wine and fertility.
  1. True
  2. False
9. 
Explain how the "tragedy play" got its name, and why tragedy deals with killing.



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