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Question 1: This was the case for instance with Commedia dell'Arte companies and English actor-managers like ________ and David Garrick.
Theatre Royal, Drury LaneThe DunciadRestoration comedyColley Cibber

Question 2: Actors would generally be semi-professionals, and the playwright-director oversaw the mounting of plays from the writing process all the way through to their performances, often - as was the case for ________ for instance - also acting in them.
AeschylusSophoclesAncient GreeceHomer

Question 3:
Theatre director, Jonathan Miller and Chris Harris (actor, director and writer) are all:
Theatrical management Theatrical professions Theatre directors Stagecraft

Question 4: [3] This gave rise to the role of the director in modern theatre, and Germany would provide a platform for a generation of emerging visionary theatre directors, such as ________ and Max Reinhardt.
Harry BelafonteBertolt BrechtErwin PiscatorMarlon Brando

Question 5: Simultaneously, ________, principally an actor-manager, would set up the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia and similarly emancipate the role of the director as artistic visionary.
Constantin StanislavskiMethod actingAnton ChekhovMy Life in Art

Question 6: From that point forward the ________ is left in charge of all essential concerns.
Technical directorCarpenter (theatre)Stage managementElectrician (theatre)

Question 7: A theatre director or stage director is a practitioner in the theatre field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a theatre production (a play, an ________, a musical, or a devised piece of work) by unifying various endeavours and aspects of production.
The opera corpusOperaFrench operaFach

Question 8:
Theatre director, Actor and Dance are all:
Theatrical management Theatre directors Stagecraft Theatrical professions

Question 9: Great forces in the emancipation of theatre directing as a profession were notable 20th century theatre directors like Peter Brook, Peter Hall (Britain), ________ (Germany) and Giorgio Strehler (Italy).
Non-Aristotelian dramaMother Courage and Her ChildrenBaal (play)Bertolt Brecht

Question 10: From ________ times up until the 19th century, the role of director was often carried by the so-called actor-manager.
Western art historyRenaissanceItalian RenaissanceBaroque


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