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'Introduction to Drama' Previous Question-2014 with Answer



Code: 1162

Introduction to Drama

Time: 4 hours                                                                                                              Full Marks: 80


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

(a) What is play within a play?

(b) What colour is the flower Oberon wants?

(c) Why was Delphi famous for?

      Ans: Delphi was famous for its prediction of the future which has accuracy.

(d) What is Galway fair?

      Ans: The Galway fair is the fair held in Galway where animals can be sold or purchased. Bartley wanted to go to the fair for selling two horses.

(e) What did the chorus say at the end of the play ‘King Oedipus"?

      Ans: At the end of the play 'King Oedipus' the chorus said, “Oedipus, greatest of men, has fallen and so all life is miserable and only death can bring peace”.

(f) What according to Raina, is ‘higher love’?

      Ans: Higher love is a romantic conception of love as being union of two souls. Raina thinks that higher love imbibes the lovers to be faithful to each other permanently where absence of distance is meaningless.

(g) What was written at the back of the photograph of Raina?

      Ans: “Raina, to her Chocolate Cream Soldier: a Souvenir” was written at the back of the photograph of Raina.

(h) Who was “Dog faced witch”?

      Ans: Sphinx was 'Dog faced witch'.

(i) Who are the ‘Riders’ mentioned in the play ‘Riders to the Sea’?

      Ans: In "Riders to the Sea", the riders are Maurya’s husband, six sons and her father in law. But on broader sense all the fishermen of the Aran Islands are the ‘riders’

(j) What is the message of ‘Riders to the Sea’?

      Ans: In the play Riders to the Sea, we find the message that no man at all can be living forever and we must be satisfied at one’s premature death.

(k) What are the two major emotions of tragedy?

(l) What are the four essentials in characterization?



Answer any five questions:                                                                                                4 ´ 5 = 20

2. How is ‘Riders to the Sea a universal drama?

3. What did Fate do in Oedipus? What does it signify?

4. Make a short note on the character of “Louka”.

5. Why is Teiresias blind? Why do the people of Thebes respect him?

6. Why does Bluntschil compare Sergius to Don Quixote?

7. Explain with reference to the context-

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet

Are of imagination all compact.

8. What do you understand about reversal and discovery?

9. Discuss the quarrel between Oberon and Titania.



Answer any five questions.                                                                                           10 ´ 5 = 50

10. Consider Arms and the Man as an anti-romantic comedy.

11. How does destiny work in Riders to the Sea?

12. Discuss Aristotle’s conception of poetic truth as revealed in his Poetics.

13. How does Shakespeare deal with comic treatment of love in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”?

14. Comment on Sophocles’ use of dramatic irony in Oedipus Rex.

15. Fate and character conspire to bring about tragedy in king Oedipus. Discuss.

16. How is the theme of war handled in Arms and the Man?

17. Comment on the theme of love and marriage in the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.