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THAR 201 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Augusto Boal, Costumbrismo, Jerzy Grotowski


Department
Theatre Arts
Course Code
THAR 201
Professor
Anne Quackenbush Ammons
Study Guide
Midterm

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THAR 201 SUMMER 2016 TEST FOUR STUDY GUIDE
Multiple-choice, multiple-answer, True/False
40 questions, 5 points each, over lectures about African, Latin American and Caribbean Theatre and the work of
Augusto Boal.
10 questions over the film "THE MYSTERIES."
DON’T HAVE TO WATCH VIDEOS!!
THE THEATRE OF AFRICA 12 questions
what is the job of the main performer in “spirit cult performances”
o medium (Shaman usually)
go into trance
spirit enters them
who is the main performer in “storytelling performances”
o narrator (healer plays the part usually)
do “simple enactments” include imitation; and if so, for what purpose
o yes to teach
which root form of African theatre focuses the most on dancing
o masquerades
which root form of African theatre is most like a western play
o comedies
Narrative, stock characters, comedy
what kind of characters are found in early African comedies, and are they universal
o stock characters (stereotypical) yes (very)
what are the three stages of postcolonial drama in Africa
o European (assimilation) imitate theatre of country
o Imposed framework (confusion) mix of theatres between native roots and European
o Utilize tools and style of native country (revolt) purposefully only use traditional ways
what are some of the defining factors of South Africa’s “township theatre”
o local theatre (locally produced local issues)
o don’t have high production values (poor theatre – just actors and audience)
o use found pieces only for props (recycled, donated, etc)
o within a decade of Apataeida
during which century do we see written drama by black Africans become prominent
o mid-20th century
THE THEATRE OF LATIN AMERICA 10 questions
where in Europe can we trace the roots of Latin American theatre
o Spain (for the most part)
what was the most popular form of theatre that developed in early Latin American theatre
o Costumbrista
what section of the population was it aimed at, and why
o Local customs of the native working class
what is mestizo theatre
o mixture of European theatre (Spain) and indigenous people’s theatre
what are some of the defining characteristics of the zarzuela, revista, gaucho drama and cocoliches
o Zarzuela
Light opera
King of Spain commissioned the first Zarzuelas
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