ArtsAlive.ca – The Secret Life of Costumes

Fill In the Blanks: Advanced Glossary Quiz

1. Many collaborators share a(n) __________________, which allows them to communicate effectively without constantly defining what each person means.

aesthetic
opening
linear style

2. The creative team’s use of __________________ in this production will result in an audience that is aware of deeper levels of meaning as the story unfolds on stage.

minimalism
visual metaphors
collaboration

3. When describing Shakespeare’s theatre with its nearly bare stage, could we use the term _______________, which is really a 20th Century concept? We would certainly not use that word for costumes of his period, which tended to be ornate and showy.

postmodernism
minimalism
stylization

4. The props-maker spent several days researching/searching for kitchen supplies from the 1940s. He still needs a calendar and a breadbox. He aims for a high degree of _________________ in the depiction of that world.

naturalism
visual metaphors
irony

5. The search for new means of expression, and the impulse to refute what has gone before characterizes any ________________ movement.

avant guard
empire
commedia dell’arte

6. The setting may be Montreal in the early 2000s, but the characterization of the elderly, jealous husband was pure Pantalone in the ____________ tradition.

modernism
period
commedia dell’arte

7. The small Canadian flags sewn onto the backpacks of many hitchhiking youth have attained an ______________ status.

iconic
avant garde
unusual

8. There was an unsettling and _____________ aspect to the choice of vibrant colour to clothe the characters in this otherwise bleak, post-apocalyptic production.

natural
ironic
stylized

9. Walk down any street in many Canadian cities, and the square, spare, unadorned office buildings show that _______________ is alive and well.

flat drafting
naturalism
Modernism

10. Many stage managers use a laptop to create, organize and deliver daily ________________.

quick changes
notes
preliminaries