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'Introduction to Drama' Previous Question-2012 with Answer



Code: 1162

Introduction to Drama

Time: 3 hours Full Marks: 80


1. Answer any ten questions. 10 * 1 =10

(a) What are the six constituent parts in tragedy?

(b) How did Oedipus blind himself?

Ans: Oedipus blinded himself with the golden brooches pinned with Jocasta’s dress.

(c) What is play within a play?

(d) When does Sergius’ ‘higher love’ vanish?

Ans: Sergius’ 'higher love' vanishes seeing the beauty of Louka.

(e) What were Maurya's last words?

Ans: Maurya's last words are "No man at all can be living for ever, and we must be satisfied"

(f)What are the three unities of a play according to Aristotle?

(g) What was the tragic flow of Oedipus?

Ans: The tragic flaw of Oedipus is his excessive pride in his knowledge and superior intellectual capability.

(h) Why did Bluntschli enter Rania’s bedroom?

Ans: Bluntschli entered Raina's bedroom to take shelter and save himself from the attack of the Bulgarian soldiers.

(i) Whose head was changed into the head of an ass?

(j) What was the profession of Bottom?

(k) When did the Servo-Bulgaria war take place?

Ans: The Serbo-Bulgaria war took place in 1885.

(l) What did the priest inform Cathleen and Nora?


Answer any five questions: 4 ´ 5 = 20

2. What is plot? What are the stages of a good plot?

3. In what situation did Oedipus kill his father?

4. Write a short note on Catharsis.

5. What should be the qualities of a tragic hero according to Aristotle?

6. Why does Bluntschli compare Sergius to Don Quixote?

7. Explain with reference to the context:

“If it was a hundred horses, or a thousand horses you had itself, what is the price of a thousand horses against a son where there is one son only?”

8. Write about the importance of the opening scene of the play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

9. Comment on the dramatic significance of the encounter between Oedipus and Creon.


Answer any five questions. 10 * 5 = 50

10. Comment on the use of dramatic unities in ‘Riders to the Sea’.

11. Discuss Arlstotle’s conception of poetic truth as revealed in his ‘Poetics’.

12. Critically examine the role of fairies in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

13. What pictures of the life of the islanders do you get in ‘Riders To The Sea’?

14. Would you consider ‘Oedipus Rex’ as a tragedy of fate or a tragedy of character? Give reasons for your answer.

15. Draw a comparison between Louka and Raina.

16. Comment on the theme of love and marriage in the play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

17. Critically examine the theme of love and war in Shaw’s ‘Arms and The Man’.