Mime History Test
Knowledgeable Mimes trace their roots to Commedia Dell'Arte. Can you
answer these ten True-False questions?
Read each question CAREFULLY, then write T(true) or
F(false) on the line next to the question.
- ____Masks were an important element in Commedia
- ____Commedia DellArte was sometimes performed on
outdoor informal stages.
- ____Commedia DellArte was supported by taxes
collected by local governments.
- ____Pratfalls are exclusively artistic creations of
Hollywood Silent Films.
- ____Actors were prevented from being buried in holy ground
by the Roman Church
- ____Actors in Commedia DellArte were influenced by
- ____Commedia Dell Arte was carefully written but
performed by amateurs .
- ____Good taste and socially acceptable behavior are the
values demonstrated in Commedia dell Arte.
- ____The roots of Commedia DellArte can be traced to
- ____Pantalone, Arlecchino and Harpo are all characters of
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