Specimen Examination Paper SUBJECT: THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE Part 1: Theatre History Answer 3 questions. All questions are to be answered in English. Each question carries equal weight. 1. How correct is it to say that the twentieth century marked a sharp increase in the importance given to the work of the actor? 2. To what extent can we say that technology and machinery contributed to the development of theatre performance? Focus on THREE examples of your own choice. 3. Bertolt Brecht wrote his plays ‘with every line composed with its delivery in mind’. To what extent can we say that it is only in performance that the dramatic text becomes a piece of theatre? 4. Discuss the uses of theatre space in TWO different historical contexts, emphasising the way that the space was used to fulfil the different needs of the society that supported it.