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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.
17 Theatre History quizzes and 170 Theatre History trivia questions.
  All the World's a Stage   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
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?
Easier, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Mar 18 17
LadyNym gold member
Mar 18 17
1390 plays
  Australian Theatre - First Fleet to Bicentenary   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, 10 Qns, MikeMaster99, Oct 07 13
MikeMaster99 gold member
1994 plays
  Watching Shakespeare in the Park   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Feb 16 18
looney_tunes editor
Feb 16 18
333 plays
  The Richness of Melbourne Theatre    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A tour of Melbourne's theatres and some of the city's more noteworthy productions
Average, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Jul 16 23
ClaudiaCat gold member
Jul 16 23
1024 plays
  Maddeningly Obscure Theatre History Trivia   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Years of studying theatre has filled my head with lots of useless information. I have confined the quiz to the 20th century.
Tough, 10 Qns, matriplex, Jun 19 21
Jun 19 21
2582 plays
  Theatre History - Naturalism   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on the theories and practice of theatre during the movement known as Naturalism. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, rj211, Feb 05 07
rj211 gold member
789 plays
  A Mouse at the London Palladium   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, 10 Qns, Christinap, Oct 28 11
733 plays
  Who's Who in the Commedia dell'Arte   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Are you familiar with the origins and appearance of the various characters from the famous Commedia dell'Arte?
Average, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Mar 19 17
Rowena8482 gold member
Mar 19 17
457 plays
  From the Old Vic to London's South Bank.   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The origins of the National Theatre of Great Britain and its difficult path to a permanent home on London's South Bank.
Tough, 15 Qns, Englizzie, Sep 25 19
Sep 25 19
502 plays
  Music Hall and Vaudeville    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Jul 22 09
Triviaballer gold member
704 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Schiller began his career writing Storm and Stress plays. Later in his career, he became renowned for what kind of play?

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  Theatre History - 18th Century German   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on the theories and practice of theatre in 18th Century (and a little early 19th Century) Germany. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, rj211, Feb 05 07
rj211 gold member
340 plays
  Theatre History - Native American   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on Native American theatrical practices. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, rj211, Oct 30 09
rj211 gold member
431 plays
  Theatre History - 19th Century Theatre Artists    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on the most influential or renowned actors and producers from the 19th Century. Enjoy!
Difficult, 10 Qns, rj211, Feb 05 07
rj211 gold member
600 plays
  Festive Festivals   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, 10 Qns, JDavidM, Sep 30 14
418 plays
  Theatre History - Romanticism    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on the theories and practice of theatre during the Romantic period. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, rj211, Feb 05 07
rj211 gold member
473 plays
  Crash Course in Theatre History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, 10 Qns, ItalianEyes, Feb 05 07
Very Difficult
1203 plays
  The History Of Theatre    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
I hope you enjoy this quiz. If you find something is wrong, please tell me. I'm doing this from memory. Good Luck.
Tough, 5 Qns, wanda6585, Aug 10 07
1662 plays
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