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Each of these quizzes considers some historical aspect of the development of theatrical performances, from the earliest origins to the contemporary stage.   

There are 17 Theatre History quizzes and 170 Theatre History trivia questions in this category. Free to play!
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trivia quiz  Watching Shakespeare in the Park cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jan 02 18

One of the highlights of a summer's day in New York City is attending a performance of the current Shakespearian production in Central Park. Let's explore the history of this tradition.
Average
looney_tunes editor
Jan 02 18
276 plays
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trivia quiz  Theatre History - Naturalism 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, rj211, Jul 19 04

This is a quiz on the theories and practice of theatre during the movement known as Naturalism. Enjoy!
Tough
rj211 gold member
Jul 19 04
750 plays
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trivia quiz  Maddeningly Obscure Theatre History Trivia 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, matriplex, Jan 18 07

Years of studying theatre has filled my head with lots of useless information. I have confined the quiz to the 20th century.
Tough
matriplex
Jan 18 07
2520 plays
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trivia quiz  Australian Theatre - First Fleet to Bicentenary 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, MikeMaster99, Oct 04 13

This quiz takes a broad look at the first 200 years of Australian Theatre after white settlement in 1788. Find out what's happened on stage down under! A little knowledge of famous plays and world history may be an advantage :-)
Average
MikeMaster99 gold member
Oct 04 13
1776 plays
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trivia quiz  Theatre History - Native American 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, rj211, Jul 22 04

This is a quiz on Native American theatrical practices. Enjoy!
Tough
rj211 gold member
Jul 22 04
423 plays
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trivia quiz  Who's Who in the Commedia dell'Arte 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Apr 02 09

Are you familiar with the origins and appearance of the various characters from the famous Commedia dell'Arte?
Average
Rowena8482 gold member
Apr 02 09
411 plays
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trivia quiz  Theatre History - 18th Century German 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, rj211, Jun 10 04

This is a quiz on the theories and practice of theatre in 18th Century (and a little early 19th Century) Germany. Enjoy!
Tough
rj211 gold member
Jun 10 04
333 plays
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trivia quiz  Festive Festivals 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, JDavidM, Sep 27 14

Southern Ontario has two first class Festival Theatre companies that perform every summer. They are the "Stratford Shakespeare Festival", and the "Shaw Festival" at Niagara-on-the-Lake. This quiz is about these two Festive Festivals.
Difficult
JDavidM
Sep 27 14
408 plays
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trivia quiz  From the Old Vic to London's South Bank. 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, Englizzie, Jul 17 09

The origins of the National Theatre of Great Britain and its difficult path to a permanent home on London's South Bank.
Tough
Englizzie
Jul 17 09
486 plays
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trivia quiz  A Mouse at the London Palladium 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Christinap, Oct 28 11

You've heard of house mice and church mice. Well, I'm the theatre mouse, and I live under the stage at the London Palladium. You wouldn't believe some of the things I've seen.
Tough
Christinap
Oct 28 11
702 plays
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match quiz  All the World's a Stage 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Mar 18 17

Another day, another tour courtesy of the Last Ones In! This time it's forms of theatre hailing from different parts of the world. Can you match the drama form with its country of origin?
Easy
LadyNym gold member
Mar 18 17
1155 plays
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trivia quiz  The Richness of Melbourne Theatre 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Mar 18 17

A tour of Melbourne's theatres and some of the city's more noteworthy productions
Average
ClaudiaCat gold member
Mar 18 17
885 plays
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trivia quiz  Theatre History - 19th Century Theatre Artists 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, rj211, May 15 04

This is a quiz on the most influential or renowned actors and producers from the 19th Century. Enjoy!
Difficult
rj211 gold member
May 15 04
582 plays
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trivia quiz  Music Hall and Vaudeville 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Jul 21 09

Music halls and vaudeville were a popular form of entertainment during the late 1800s and early 1900s. This quiz tests players' knowledge of these two subjects. Best of luck!
Average
Triviaballer gold member
Jul 21 09
585 plays
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trivia quiz  Theatre History - Romanticism 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, rj211, Jul 20 04

This is a quiz on the theories and practice of theatre during the Romantic period. Enjoy!
Tough
rj211 gold member
Jul 20 04
459 plays
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trivia quiz  Crash Course in Theatre History 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, ItalianEyes, Nov 16 04

So you think you know your theatre history? Here's a collection of trivia ranging from the Greeks to post WWII theatre. All questions are in chronological order, unless otherwise specified.
Very Difficult
ItalianEyes
Nov 16 04
1179 plays
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trivia quiz  The History Of Theatre 5 questions
Tough, 5 Qns, wanda6585, Jan 12 01

I hope you enjoy this quiz. If you find something is wrong, please tell me. I'm doing this from memory. Good Luck.
Tough
wanda6585
Jan 12 01
1626 plays
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