THR200X Fall 2001

Name ___________________
1. What is "Characterization" and "Visualization"?

2. Name the three purposes of Improvisation:

3. What is Method Acting?

4. Name the designers' functions in live shows:

5. What is a definition of a comic hero?

6. Who is Aristotle and what is the name of his book on theatre?

7. What are the three textural priciples?

8. What do we call modernism?

9. How do you define Hamlet's inner conflict?

10. Describe the conflict in your scene in Mikado (or in the play):

Short Eassay

How do you understand this statement by Meyerhold: "But in essence the talent always experiences a role emotionally, while mediocrity only represent."

Hamlet: play test


Tamara Shaw
THR 470
No-Grade Test


1. What is dramatic composition?
Dramatic composition as it relates to the story  can
include: Exposition,
    rising action, the climax and resolution of a
story.(All the elements of the 

2. What is the climax of the story? Give example.
The climax of a story is the point at which the
dramatic action reaches its
   highest point. Most often it is the moment when the
protagonist and antagonist
   meet for the final time and only one can be
victorious. For example, in the 
   movie speed when K. Reeves and D. Hopper meet on
the subway train we 
   know that only one man can leave/survive the

3. What are the functions of the exposition?
Exposition should introduce us to all the necessary
elements we as the 
    audience need to know concerning the story we are
about to witness. This 
    may include; major characters, plot, time, place


1. What is the purpose of any long shot?
To show the audience the area in which the action is
taking place. So that
    the audience is familiar with the surroundings and
can therefore be more 
    acquainted with the characters and elements of

2. What do producers do?
The individual or company that controls the financing
of a film and often
    the way it is made. The producer can be concerned
solely with business matters
    or with putting together a package deal , or they
can function as an expeditor,
    smoothing over problems during production.

3. What is the difference between films, movies,
cinema and cinematography?
Quite frankly, I am not sure. 


1. What is "continuity"?
Continuity is the kind of logic implied between edited
shots and their 
    principle coherence. It emphasizes smooth
transitions between shots, in which
    time and space are unobtrusively condensed.

2. What is "montage"?
Transitional sequences of rapidly edited images, used
to suggest the lapse 
    of time or the passing of  events. Often employs
dissolves and multiple 

3. What is "cut"?
A cut is the ending of one continuous shot into
perhaps several different 
    shots. Shots, that are linked however by a shared
theme, time, place or location.