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Theater: The Lively Art, 4/e
Edwin Wilson, City University of NY
Alvin Goldfarb, Illinois State University

The Director and the Producer

Multiple Choice Quiz

Choose the best answer.



1

A theatrical director has the following responsibility(ies):
A)To raise money to finance a production
B)To cast the actors
C)To block the play
D)b and c
E)a and c
2

A Dramaturg has the following responsibility(ies):
A)To raise money to finance a production
B)To cast the actors
C)To discover and read new plays
D)b and c
E)a and c
3

The following is not a producer's responsibility:
A)Raise money to finance a production
B)Block the play
C)Work with theatrical unions
D)Arrange for front of house duties
4

The difference between a traditional director and an auteur director is ______________.
A)the auteur director develops a concept
B)the traditional director alters the text drastically
C)the auteur director rearranges the times and places in which the action of the play occurs
D)all of the above
5

How actors are arranged on stage relative to each other and the scenery is called ________________.
A)blocking
B)business
C)casting
D)audition
6

Choosing actors for a production's roles is called ___________.
A)blocking
B)business
C)casting
D)audition
7

Listening to actors read from the script or perform a monologue is often part of the _____________.
A)blocking
B)business
C)casting
D)audition
8

The stage manager becomes responsible for the production during ________.
A)previews
B)technical rehearsal
C)dress parade
D)opening night
9

The stage manager is not responsible for ________________.
A)calling lighting and sound cues
B)researching period styles of the production
C)posting calls
D)any of these things
10

"Front of House" is associated with _____________.
A)box office
B)scenery
C)ushering
D)a and c
E)a and b