Which of the following was originally the Irish Literary Theatre?
the Irish National Theatre
the Globe Theatre
the Abbey Theatre
both A and C
Which of the following writers did not come from Ireland?
W. B. Yeats
none of the above
What event allowed mainstream theater companies to commission and perform work that was politically, socially, and sexually controversial without fear of censorship?
the abolition of the Lord Chamberlain's office in 1968
the illegal performance of work by Howard Brenton and Edward Bond
the collapse of liberal humanist consensus in the late 1960s
the foundation of the Field Day Theater Company in 1980
Which events in and after the 1960s contributed significantly to the decentralization of England from London to a more regional focus, ultimately also making way for a less homogenous vision of England and the popularity of postcolonial fiction?
Radio announcers were permitted to speak in regional dialects and multicultural accents.
The Arts Council designated many of its resources to supporting regional arts councils.
Regional radio and television stations appeared throughout the country.
all of the above
Which of the following has been a significant development in British theater since the abolition of censorship in 1968?
the rise of workshops and the collaborative ethos
the diversifying impact of playwrights from the former colonies
the death of the musical
all but C
Which of the following is not associated with high modernism in the novel?
stream of consciousness
free indirect style
irresolute open endings
Which novel did T. S. Eliot praise for utilizing a new \ mythical method\ in place of the old \ narrative method\ and demonstrates the use of ancient mythology in modernist fiction to think about \ making the modern world possible for art\?
Virginia Woolf's The Waves
Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness
James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake
James Joyce's Ulysses
Which of the following phrases best characterizes the late-nineteenth century aesthetic movement which widened the breach between artists and the reading public, sowing the seeds of modernism?
art for intellect's sake
art for God's sake
art for the masses
art for art's sake
What was the impact on literature of the Education Act of 1870, which made elementary schooling compulsory?
the emergence of a mass literate population at whom a new mass-produced literature could be directed
a new market for basic textbooks which paid better than sophisticated novels or plays
a popular thirst for the "classics, " driving contemporary writers to the margins
a, b and c
When was the ban finally lifted on D. H. Lawrence's novel Lady Chatterley's Lover, written in 1928.
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