(ii) What is Absurd Theatre?
(iii) What is socialism?
(iv) Why is 'Hedda Gabler' rather than 'Hedda Tesman' the title of the drama?
(v) Why does Ibsen choose a woman as his protagonist in 'Hedda Gabler'?
(vi) Describe the physical appearance of Hedda.
(vii) Is Hedda a symbol of new women?
(viii) What clashes between aristocracy and the bourgeoisie does the play 'Hedda Gabler' reveal?
(ix) What does Hedda complain?
(x) Why is Hedda so cruel to other females in 'Hedda Gabler'?
(xi) How do we know that Hedda is a dishonest character?
(xii) Hedda may be portrayed as a victim of circumstances.
(xiii) According to Hedda, what is 'beautiful death'?
(xiv) For the achievement of what ideal does Hedda die?
(xv) What is the thematic significance to Aunt Rina's sickness and death?
(ii) What did Hedda think of her honeymoon?
(iii) Why does Hedda want to destroy Eilet's manuscript?
(iv) How is Hedda's behaviour with Tesman's aunts?
(v) What is Tesman's academic specialty?
(vi) What is George Tesman's attitude towards his scholarly pursuits?
(vii) Write the dominant traits in Judge Brack's character.
(viii) What happened to Lovborg's manuscript?
(ix) Who is Mrs. Elvsted?
(x) To whom is Mrs. Elvsted married?
(xi) Why does Thea come to visit Hedda?
(xii) What does Mrs. Elvsted tell Hedda about Lovborg?
(xiii) What is the importance of the character of Aunt Julle?
(xiv) What are Judge Brack's motives in overseeing Tesman's finances?
(xv) Who is Berta?
(ii) What is the source of the title 'Arms and the Man'?
(iii) What is the historical background of the play 'Arms and the Man'?
(iv) What are the major themes of 'Arms and the Man'?
(v) What is the major conflict in 'Arms and the Man'?
(vi) In which two countries the war was going in 'Arms and the Man'?
(vii) What is pragmatism?
(viii) How does Bernard Shaw view romanticism?
(ix) What is meant by the subtitle 'An Anti-Romantic Comedy'?
(x) What is Byronism?
(xi) There are many types of war and many types of love in 'Arms and the Man'.
(xii) What characteristics make a person a good soldier?
(xiii) Which character best serves as Shaw's spokesman?
(xiv) Which characters have illusions about themselves and the world they live in?
(xv) Who holds the most power in Petkoff's household?
(ii) How can Bluntschli be called an Anti-Hero?
(iii) Why is 'the chocolate creme soldier' an effective descriptor for Bluntschli as a fighter?
(iv) Who is Raina Petkoff?
(v) Why does Riana save Bluntschi?
(vi) Who is Sergius Saranoff?
(vii) How does Sergus' vies of war differ from Bluntschi's?
(viii) Why do Sergius and Raina find 'higher love' tiring?
(ix) Who is Major Petkoff?
(x) Who is Catherine Petkoff?
(xi) Who is Louka?
(xii) Is Louka's entrapment of Sergius believable?
(xiii) What is the soul of a servant? Does Louka has the soul of a servant?
(xiv) Discuss the validity of Louka's definition of bravery.
(xv) Who is Nicola?
(ii) Why is the play 'Waiting for Godot' in two acts?
(iii) What is the basic difference between Act I and Act II of 'Waiting for Godot'?
(iv) What are the major themes of 'Waiting for Godot'?
(v) What is the significance of Godot in the play 'Waiting for Godot'?
(vi) What is an absurd play?
(vii) How does 'Waiting for Godot' demonstrate the qualities of theatre of the Absurd?
(viii) Mention the modern qualities which are present in 'Waiting for Godot'.
(ix) How is 'Waiting for Godot' a tragicomedy?
(x) What is the moral of the play 'Waiting for Godot'?
(xi) In what language was 'Waiting for Godot' originally written?
(xii) What is 'mandrakes'? What is its symbolic reference?
(xiii) What does the song about the dog signify in 'Waiting for Godot'?
(xiv) What does Lucky's 'Dance in a Net' symbolize?
(xv) What is the function of the audience in 'Waiting for Godot'?
(ii) Who is Vladimir?
(iii) What is the relationship between Vladimir and Estragon?
(iv) Why are Vladimir and Estragon waiting for Godot?
(v) What are the nicknames of Estragon and Vladimir?
(vi) What method of suicide does Vladimir suggest? Why wouldn't it work?
(vii) Why does Estragon compare himself to Christ?
(viii) Who is Pozzo and what does he want to do with his slave?
(ix) What are Lucky's physical characteristics?
(x) Describe the role of Lucky in 'Waiting for Godot'.
(xi) What is the relationship between Pozzo and Lucky?
(xii) What does Estragon want from Pozzo?
(xiii) What is the essence of Lucky's speech?
(xiv) What is the function of the boy in 'Waiting for Godot'?
(xv) Why don't Vladimir and Estragon leave at the end of the play?
(ii) When did Edward Bond win the Obie award?
(iii) What is Bond's attitude towards religion?
(iv) What are the major themes of 'The Sea'?
(v) Define symbolism.
(vi) What does the character of Willy symbolize?
(vii) How is "The Sea" a poetic tragedy?
(viii) Describe surrealism in 'The Sea'.
(ix) What is the setting of the play 'The Sea'?
(x) What is the significance of the title 'The Sea'?
(xi) What is the main target of satire in 'The Sea'?
(xii) Why does Bond encourage the audience to 'change the world'?
(xiii) Sea is the domain of life. How?
(xiv) 'People are judged by what they have on their hands. They are important'. What does it mean?
(xv) 'It's a bad world. You have to be a bit mad to understand it'. What does it mean?
(ii) Who is Willy Carson?
(iii) What is Willy's tragic flaw?
(iv) Why does Willy fail in saving Collin?
(v) Who is Evens?
(vi) Who is Mrs. Rafi?
(vii) Who is Hatch?
(viii) Why does Mrs. Rafi insult Hatch?
(ix) What does Hatch term Mrs. Rafi?
(x) Who is Mafanwy?
(xi) What does Mrs. Rafi want Mafanwy to be in the play?
(xii) How is Hallarcut?
(xiii) Who is Thompson?
(xiv) Who is Rose Jones?
(xv) Who is Jessica Tilehouse?
(ii) What attitude does Trofimov have towards society?
(iii) Describe the salient features of Lopakhin.
(iv) Who buys the Cherry Orchard?
(v) How does Ranevsky look aristocratic?
(vi) What is Yephikodov's nick name?
(vii) If you had to side with the philosophies of Lobov, Lopakhin or Trofimov, which would it be?
(viii) What character do you think presents Chekhov's prescriptive in 'The Cherry Orchard'?
(ix) What role does Yephikodov play in 'The Cherry Orchard'?
(x) Why does Trofimov say that he is not interested in love?
(xi) What is Varya's relation to Mrs. Ranevksy?
(xii) What is the main character flaw of Trofimov in 'The Cherry Orchard'?
(xiii) What does Varya want to do mostly in her life?
(xiv) What kind of person is Firs?
(xv) What is the importance of cherry orchard for Madame Ranevskaya?
35. Is 'The Cherry Orchard' a Tragedy or Comedy?