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Question 1: ________
List of films based on stage plays or musicalsList of plays made into feature filmsMy Fair Lady (film)Musical film

Question 2: Comedies were one of the two original play types of ________, along with tragedies.
Ancient GreeceClassical antiquityRoman GreeceAlexander the Great

Question 3: In particular, Shia Islamic plays revolved around the shaheed (martyrdom) of ________'s sons Hasan ibn Ali and Husayn ibn Ali.
MuhammadIslamic schools and branchesAliSahaba

Question 4: [2] They began to fade from popularity until the late 16th century, when ________ popularised theatres and plays.
William ShakespeareHamletShakespeare authorship questionShakespeare's life

Question 5: The most popular plays in the medieval Islamic world were passion plays known as ta'ziya, where actors re-enact episodes from ________.
Muslim worldMuslim historyIslamic schools and branchesShia Islam

Question 6: There are rare dramatists, notably ________, who have had little preference whether their plays were performed or read.
Rudyard KiplingPygmalion (play)H. G. WellsGeorge Bernard Shaw

Question 7: A ________ is a play that tends to poke fun at current events or famous people.
PoetrySatireNovelPlay (theatre)

Question 8: This story of the god ________ was performed annually at festivals throughout the civilization, marking the known beginning of a long relationship between theatre and religion.
OsirisAncient Egyptian religionIsisSet (mythology)

Question 9: The earliest recorded theatrical event dates back to 2000 BC with the passion plays of ________.
Ancient EgyptAlexander the GreatNew KingdomPtolemaic Kingdom

Question 10: The history of plays in Eastern theatre is traced back to 1000 BC with the Sanskrit drama of ancient ________.
Theatre of PakistanTheatre of IndiaTheatre of ChinaTheatre of Cambodia


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