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The interaction between performers in the presence of an audience
a) Actor-audience encounter
b) Aesthetic distance
c) Fourth Wall
d) Ceremony

Specifically ordered, religious, personal, or social event
a) Ceremony and ritual
b) Cross-over theatre
c) Metaphor
d) Performance Art

Theatrical events in everyday life, such as weddings, funerals, graduations, and inaugurations
a) Cross-over theatre
b) Ceremony and ritual
c) Performative activities
d) Performance Art

A type of theatre consists of a dramatic presentation by actors of some kind of stage before an audience.
a) Performance art
b) Performative activities
c) Cross-over Theatre
d) Theatrical arts

Term applied to plays of an experimental or unorthodox nature which attempt to go beyond standard usage in form, content, or both.
a) Aesthetic distance
b) Avant-Garde theatre
c) Performance Art
d) Observed theatre

Plays or productions from groups with a special perspective.
a) Cross-over theatre
b) Repertory Theatre
c) Transitory
d) Performance Art

Existing or lasting a short time; happens in time.
a) Cross-over theatre
b) Pantomime
c) Fourth wall
d) Transitory nature

What is the most important factor contributing to theatre’s lasting and thriving history?
a) theatre’s dislocation from the audience
b) theatre’s economic strength in comparison with electronic media
c) theatre’s immediacy
d) None of these answers is correct.

An artist’s sculpture demonstrates the:
a) transitory nature of art
b) immediacy of art
c) lasting nature of some arts
d) none of the above

Many types of films and television dramas trace their ___?_____ directly to live theatre, and the techniques applied to dramatic works by modern theatre professionals—and the approaches taken—are rooted in theatre.
a) Origins
b) Performances
c) Theories
d) Standards

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