Chapter 10 Quiz

Instructions
Chapter 10 Quiz

This assessment is worth 10 points.

  1. Is musical theatre a form of antirealist theatre similar to expressionism and theatre of the absurd?   (1 point)

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  2. Which of the following is NOT true of the tradition of music in the theatre?   (1 point)

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  3. What percent of Broadway box office revenue comes from musicals?   (1 point)

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  4. Which artist (b. 1930), credited with changing the face of the American musical, developed a new style of the form featuring disturbing plots, an ironic tone, and sophisticated intricately, rhymed lyrics (in such works as Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and earlier, West Side Story)?   (1 point)

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  5. Who raised dance to a new level of prominence when he developed a new choreographic style—quick, jerky moves that suddenly segue to slow, sinuous come-ons, bumps and grinds, white gloves and black bowler hats—in a series of musicals that he directed and choreographed, among them Sweet Charity, Pippin, Chicago?   (1 point)

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  6. Which production introduced full frontal nudity to the genre of musical?   (1 point)

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  7. Which lyricist has said that he barely dared “place a timid encroaching foot on the territory” of the “masters” and instead sought to write “a more primitive type of lyric . . . expressing my own true convictions and feelings,” among them the following words from Oklahoma! : “Oh, what a beautiful mornin'!/ Oh, what a beautiful day!”   (1 point)

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  8. Directed by avant-garde director-designer Julie Taymor, which winner of the 1998 Tony Award for the best musical recaptures both African jungle and universal myth, creating a magnificent and unique blend of African, Asian, and American performance styles?   (1 point)

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  9. Besides their unique forms, what do such musicals as Rent and The Lion King have in common?   (1 point)

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  10. Which of the following is NOT a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber?   (1 point)

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