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THEA 102
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
Fall 2018
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1. Why is this play called jerusalem?
a. This play asks us all how do we want to live?
b. It was a poem that was turned into a hymn
b.i. Poem was written by William Blake
b.ii. It was an introduction to a book by John Milton who was a blind poet and
an engraver
b.iii. Did those feet in ancient time, Walk upon England’s mountain green, And
was the holy lamb of God, On England’s pleasant pastures seen. And did
the Countenance Divine, Shine forth upon those clouded hills, And was
Jerusalem builded here, Among those dark satanic mills.
b.iii.1. Says that jesus is on one side and industry is on the other
c. The original production was started at Royal Court Theatre and directed by Ian
Rickson and it incorporated mystic elements
2. Quiz
a. Nailing up an eviction warning because he doesn’t own the property or pay any
taxes. They are only doing this now because they’re setting up a gated
community.
a.i. Johnny is the “life-force”. He is human in all aspects.
a.i.1. Vice- the voice in your head that tells you to do the bad
thing that you know you probably shouldn’t do.
a.ii. Sir John Fallstaff- only Shakespeare character that was in multiple plays
Henry IV part 1 and 2, and the Merry Wives of Windsor
a.iii. Old god called The Green Man who was the spirit of the woods
a.iii.1. The lord of misrule
b. He claims he was conceived by a bullet.
b.i. His father was having sex with his mother’s sister and his mother shot
him in the balls and the bullet went through his balls, got some sperm on
it, it went through a bus and into the womb of a sixteen year old girl.
c. What is special about the day this play takes place?
c.i. It is St George's day
c.ii. Shakespeares birthday
d. Giants give Johnny the gift of a drum
e. They nailed a sign on this door to evict him because he does pay taxes and the
new neighbors dont want him there
f. Phaedra went missing because her stepfather may be sexually assaulting her
and she is hiding in Johnnys mobile home
f.i. Went missing after she got denied at a bar
g. This is a special day for Phaedra because it is her last day being the may queen
h. Lee is selling his stuff on ebay because he is planning on going to Australia
i. Davey works in an abertura
j. They call johnny gippo because he is a gypsy and he gips people
k. Professor is looking for his dog Mary
k.i. She doesnt come home because she died a long time ago but he wont
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l. Johnny tells mark that he has rare magic blood
l.i. In reality he probably has a rare blood type
m. Troy beats up Johnny because he has Phaedra
m.i. Wants to sexually assault Phaedra
n. Wesley is the bartender
n.i. He is Johnny’s real friend
n.ii. They are the same age
n.iii. Lost his virginity in a barn when he was 13
o. SCENES TO KNOW
o.i. Pg 100 talking to phaedra
o.ii. Pg 106 when mark shows up
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Fall 2018: why is this play called jerusalem, this play asks us all how do we want to live? b. Sir john fallstaff- only shakespeare character that was in multiple plays. She doesnt come home because she died a long time ago but he wont accept it l. Wrote plays that are filled with anxiety. Influenced by bertolt brecht, beat writers (1950s hippies), jack kerouac (on the. Got involved with filmmakers and artists which made him think about his plays in a different way. Rhoda in potatoland - 30 minute play about a woman who was thinking about potatoes. Robert wilson - started as a visual artist in waco, texas. Plays were organized around well known historical figures. Studied with byrd hoffman to cure his stutter. Called his play operas because they were 6 hours long and had random shit across the stage. Raymond andrews - deaf 13 year old who would draw what was happening on stage in.

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