Theatre Studies Exam Technique (2016 paper)

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What is the style of the play?
Semi-Naturalistic
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What is the Genre of the play?
Modern Greek Tragedy
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Where is the play set?
1950's America
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What is meant by the 'substance' of an extract?
What the most important events that occur in this scene are, and why
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How would you address substance in the Opening Paragraph?
A short set of sentences that reveal the importance of this extract.
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What is meant by the 'significance' of an extract?
How the extract relates to the key themes of the play.
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Sexuality, Justice and the Law, The American Dream, Masculinity, Betrayal, Responsibility and reputation are all what??
Themes
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What does 'Potential effectiveness for an audience' mean?
What experience you want to create through your directing of the extract.
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What does context mean?
The basic plot of extract and how it relates to the whole play.
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Do all your directorial ideas actually clearly relate to your interpretation and bring it to life for your audience?
YES
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How many quotes should you aim to cover?
At least 12
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What should the technical elements of set, light, sound and costume do?
All relate to my interpretation of the piece.
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What is the setting of the play?
Red Hook, America.
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What should a conclusion do?
Clearly show how the scene relates to the rest of the play or suggests what happens next.
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Must you get to the end line of the extract?
Yes. Yes yes.
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What is the play called?
A View from the Bridge.
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