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Multiple-Choice

Please choose the answer that best completes each sentence.


1. ___________________________was the name given to any play presented at Corpus Christi.
A. Comedia nuevas
B. Carros
*C. Auto Sacramental
D. Fuente Ovejuna

2. The nonreligious plays of the Spanish Golden Age were produced in public theaters known as:


A. Carros
*B. Corrales
C. Alojero
D. Taburetes

3. Under what circumstances were women allowed as actors in the Spanish theater (after 1599)?


A. If they were members of the nobility.
*B. If their husbands or fathers were members of the company.
C If they were members of the acting union.
D If they were chosen by the King.

4. ___________________________ was the most prolific writer of the Spanish Golden Age, having written 470­ to 1500 plays.


*A. Lope de Vega
B. Guillen de Castro
C. Calderon de la Barca
D. Tirso de Molina

5. The Spanish Renaissance made use of ________________________which is dialogue indicating locale.


A. neoclassicism
*B. spoken decor
C. companias de partes
D. proscenium prose

6. The full-length, secular dramas of the Spanish Golden Age were known as:


A. autos sacramentales
*B. comedias nuevas
C. corrales
D. lunetas

7. One important figure in the development of secular theatre in Spain was:


*A. Lope de Rueda
B. Calderon de la Barca
C. Pierre Corneille
D. Ortega Y Gassett

8. In form, Spanish plays were very similar to ____________________________ plays.


A. French
B. Italian
*C. Elizabethan
D. German

9. Which of the following is true of Calderon de la Barca's plays:


A. They were religious.
B. Love and honor are common themes.
C. They were performed at court occasionally.
*D. All of the above

10. Religious plays of the Spanish Renaissance were mounted on:


*A. carros
B. platea
C. mansions
D. nuevas

11. In the late sixteenth century, autos sacramentales were performed by

A. amateur actors

*B. professional troupes

C. Both A and B

D. Neither A nor B


12. Before the Corpus Christi festival, actors performing the autos were required to give a preview performance for

A. the King

B. the city council

*C. Both A and B

D. Neither A nor B
13. The Olives is an example of a short comic piece known as

A. carras

B. autos

C. corrales

*D. pasos
14. The author-manager of a troupe was known as the

*A. autor

B. carras

C. entremeses

D. cazuela

15. Which of the following neoclassical ideals did comedias observe:

A. unity of place

B. unity of action

C. avoiding supernatural characters

*D. none of the above


16. Spanish secular dramas would be closest to the ____________ of today.

A. syphonic concerts

B. musicals

*C. melodramatic entertainment

D. situation comedies
17. One type of comedia was the ___________, which had a daredevil romantic quality.

*A. capa y espada

B. cuerpo

C. ruido


D. teatro
18. In comedia, the intermission featured interludes known as:

A. cuerpo

*B. entermeses

C. autor


D. pesos
19. Lope de Vega wrote in a(n) _____________ style.

A. neoclassical

*B. episodical

C. existentialist

D. none of the above
20. Scenic conventions in Spain were most similar to practices in Renaissance:

A. Italy


B. France

*C. England

D. America
21. The equivalent of the Elizabethan groundlings in Spain were the:

*A. mosqueterors

B. taburetes

C. gradas

D. desvanes
22. Women attending the corrales sat in a separate gallery known as:

A. carros

B. gradas

C. taburetes

*D. cazuela
23. A unique Spanish court entertainment was the __________, a stylized musical drama.

A. companias de parte

B. comedia nuevas

C. rejas


*D. zarzuela
24. Which of the following is true of Spanish acting troupes?

A. They consisted of fifty or more actors.

B. Actors played only one role per play.

*C. All troupes had to be licensed.

D. All of the above
25. __________________, a nun, wrote secular dramas that were probably produced at the palace of governmental officials.

A. Leonor de la Cueva y Silva

*B. Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

C. Isabella Calderon de la Barca

D. Maria de Rueda

True/False


Please choose whether the statement is true or false.
26. Religious dramas in Spain were originally produced inside churches and cathedrals as part of the service.

*True


False
27. Playwrights chose to specialize in either religious or secular drama, and did not write both types of plays.

True


*False
28. Autos sacramentales were forbidden in 1765, because they were deemed to reflect a carnival atmosphere rather than a religious one.

*True


False
29. By the mid-seventeenth century, a fixed platform was used at each playing space for the autos sacramentales.

*True


False
30. Secular theatre emerged in the seventeenth century, about one hundred years after the religious theatre emerged.

True


*False
31. Lope de Rueda built the first permanent theater in Spain.

True


*False
32. Comedias could contain both serious and comic elements.

*True


False
33. Lope de Vega lived at the same time as Shakespeare, and wrote in a similar form.

*True


False
34. Both Lope de Vega and Calderon de la Barca were ordained priests.

*True


False
35. Female dramatists in the Spanish Golden Age had their works produced widely and were immensely popular.

True


*False


Essays

36. Compare and contrast religious and secular drama and staging practices in the Spanish Golden Age.


37. Compare and contrast the Spanish and English Renaissance plays and theaters.


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