Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso,
Domande in serie
Area tematica
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The elements of drama
Complete the text with the words below.

There are different elements that characterise drama as a ________ event. These are: the playwright, also referred to as the ________; the written text of the play which constitutes the ________; the actors, the director, the designers and the musicians that give life to the ________; the audience, that is the ________ of the message. That is why drama implies a real moment of ________ from the author to the audience through the ________, and relies on the immediate ________ of the public. The same work can be ________ in different ways in different periods depending on the ________ of all the participants in this act of communication.
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Characters in comedy
Read the text below and find the six mistakes in it.

In comedy there are uncommon characters in extraordinary situations in a way that is amusing. These characters develop during the play and their nature is usually already 'contained' in their traits. They use simple dialogue, and there are often casual misunderstandings, plays on words and the use of disguise.
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The structure of a dramatic text
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: In a play there is usually a fixed number of acts.
B: The acts are divided into scenes.
C: Shakespeare usually wrote plays in five acts.
D: The classical epilogue was usually acted by an anonymous character or a masked performer.
E: A one-act play has only one act and one scene.
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Dramatic techniques: dialogue
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

Dialogue
A: is not the main support of drama.
B: is the basis of the action.
C: gives information about the characters and their relationships, contributing to the development of themes and ideas in the play.
D: does not show a character's thoughts.
E: provides details about a character's past and even foresees elements of the future.
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Dramatic techniques
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. Two important techniques in drama are soliloquies and monologues: in the former, the character speaks ________ on the stage while in the latter there are other ________, but they are ignored by the ________.
2. Through soliloquies and monologues, the ________ becomes aware of what the character thinks, wishes or feels, but also of what could have happened between the ________.
3. ________ are short comments made for the audience alone in which a character can reveal his or her ________, underline what has been said, explain developments or make the audience laugh at something unexpected.
4. ________ directions are the instructions given by a playwright to the director and the actors about how a ________ should be staged.
Completamento apertoCompletamento aperto
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Characters
What do the following words or phrases relate to? Choose the correct alternative.
A: Antagonist.
B: Changes in behaviour.
C: Dialogues.
D: Hero.
E: Monologues / soliloquies.
F: Motivation to action.
G: Time of change.
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The language of drama
Complete the text with the correct information.

The language of drama is ________ and varied and is often influenced by everyday language, by poetry or ________. Other elements that are important in this kind of text are related to the ________ (what they know and think about the ________), to the playwright (if he or she interferes or not in the ________ of the story) and the ________, that can be influenced by the performance.
Completamento apertoCompletamento aperto
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The words of tragedy
Tick the words / phrases which are NOT related to tragedy.
A: Prologue.
B: Greece.
C: Chorus.
D: Everyday language.
E: Death.
F: Villain.
G: Rome.
H: Fate.
I: Weakness.
J: Elevated language.
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Tragedy
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The prologue is an important element of classical tragic plays.
B: The epilogue sets the scene, the characters and the main themes of the story.
C: The famous three unities in drama were dealt with by Aristotle.
D: The catharsis is the process of purification experienced by the character.
E: A character is called 'tragic' when he or she experiences his or her own destruction.
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Comedy
Choose the correct alternative to complete the text.

Ancient Greece saw the ________ of classical comedy, the aim of which was to delight and ________ the audience. Since then, the comedy has had some ________ characteristics: ________ of the play there are usually some obstacles or difficulties but the end is always ________; the playwright's aim is to highlight the ________ and ________ of society; the main theme is ________.
Completamento chiusoCompletamento chiuso
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