TR11u Emeigence Thuisuay, }uly 24, 2u14

}. B'Aquino Assessment #1
Assessment uuiuelines: answei S of 7 level two questions coiiectly to get a C,
answei S of 7 level thiee questions coiiectly to get a B, anu answei the level foui
question coiiectly to get an A.

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1) 0ffei thiee histoiical events that affecteu the themes anu wiitings of the
thiee authois we have coveieu.
a. ______________________________________________________________________
b. ______________________________________________________________________
c. ______________________________________________________________________

2) Befine a tiagic heio accoiuing to Aithui Nillei.


S) What was the name of the theatie company that biought iealism to the
foiefiont of acting thiough the use of Stanislavski's system (the methou).


S) Which play(s) of the thiee which we ieau won the Pulitzei Piize.
a. ____________________________________
b. ____________________________________
c. ____________________________________

6) Who was the uiiectoi both Nillei anu Williams shaieu in common foi the
eaily pait of theii caieeis.



7) What is one of the key chaiactei tiaits which can be founu in all of Tennessee
Williams's playeis.


8) Wheie uoes the title of Loiiaine Bansbeiiy's play come fiom.

Baby Boom
World War II
Red Scare
Cold War
The Great American Dream
Blacks wanting to be treated as equal
The common man! He showed the struggles of the real man
Group Theatre later The Actor Studio
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Death of Salesman
Elia Kazan
Weak common men trying to find strenght. Someone has some sort of physical problems
Langston Hughes’ poem




TR11u Emeigence Thuisuay, }uly 24, 2u14
}. B'Aquino Assessment #1
Assessment uuiuelines: answei S of 7 level two questions coiiectly to get a C,
answei S of 7 level thiee questions coiiectly to get a B, anu answei the level foui
question coiiectly to get an A.

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1) Explain the uiffeience between iealism anu natuialism fiom an actoi's
peispective.

2) What was "the Ameiican Bieam" of the 194u's-Su's, anu how uiu Williams,
Nillei, anu Bansbeiiy each expiess the fiagility of it in theii plays. (uive an
example thiough the plight of theii leauing chaiacteis).

S) Explain the puiposes of the thiee types of speeches you will be piesenting
uuiing this semestei. Bighlight theii similaiities anu uiffeiences anu the key
that will uistinguish each type fiom the othei.

4) What was the tiiggei foi Biick's cuiient state of minu, anu, A) what is the
iumoi¡gossip that has accompanieu it. B) how uoes Williams physically
manifest it on stage.

S) What is a theme of Raisin in the Sun, anu why was initially misunueistoou by
blacks anu whites alike when it openeu.

6) Although Nillei was a commeicial success since the eaily 194u's, what thiee
events happeneu uuiing the Bouse on 0n-Ameiican Activities that ieshapeu
his piofessional anu peisonal life. Nake suie to state anu biiefly explain
each event.

7) Explain the piimaiy goal of methou acting anu what tools it uses to
accomplish this goal.


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0sing one of the thiee assigneu plays, wiite an essay no less than one page anu no
moie than two, uiscussing: A) what you see to be the piimaiy theme, B) how the
play iesonateu to the times anu how it tianslates touay (oi uoes not). Also uiscuss
C) how you woulu appioach one of the leau ioles (if you weie to act in a
piouuction), as well as B) what you see that chaiactei's supei objective to be (make
suie to note a key obstacle).

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