Listen to a conversation between a student and a professor of her theater class.
- Why does the student go to see the professor?
- A. To learn about the background of a director who was discussed in class
- B. To ask permission to use a specific type of theater for her class assignment
- C. To discuss the symbolism in a play she wants to use for her assignment
- D. To find out what scenery she is allowed to use in presenting her assignment
- Why does the professor discuss the political environment in the United States in the 1960s?
- A. To compare events at that time to events that occurred in one of Stephenson’s plays
- B. To suggest that the woman do additional research on that period of United States history
- C. To point out why political themes are common in folk and fairy tales
- D. To explain Sills’s inspiration for his first story theatre production
- According to the professor, what does the blue light in the fairy tale called “The Blue Light” represent?
- A. A plan that is impossible to follow
- B. A conflict between two opposing forces
- C. A solution to complex problems
- D. A question that has no clear answer
- What is the professor’s opinion about Sills’s production of The Blue Light?
- A. He thinks that it was an inventive and powerful performance.
- B. He believes that the use of some props would have enhanced the performance.
- C. He thinks that the theme is even more relevant today than it was in the 1960s.
- D. He believes that it was less effective stylistically than some of Stephenson’s plays.
- According to the professor, what is the most important difference between Stephenson’s and Sills’s style of story theater?
- A. The actor who plays the role of the narrator plays only that role in Stephenson’s productions.
- B. The actors wear elaborate costumes in Stephenson’s productions.
- C. The stage settings are realistic in Stephenson’s productions.
- D. Political themes are avoided in Stephenson’s productions.
B D C A A