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Theater Critic: The play La Finestrina, now at Central

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Theater Critic: The play La Finestrina, now at Central [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2010, 02:09
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Theater Critic: The play La Finestrina, now at Central Theater, was written in Italy in the eighteenth century. The
director claims that this production is as similar to the original production as is possible in a modern theater.
Although the actor who plays Harlequin the clown gives a performance very reminiscent of the twentieth-century
American comedian Groucho Marx, Marx’s comic style was very much within the comic acting tradition that had
begun in sixteenth-century Italy.
The considerations given best serve as part of an argument that
(A) modern audiences would fi nd it hard to tolerate certain characteristics of a historically accurate
performance of an eighteenth-century play
(B) Groucho Marx once performed the part of the character Harlequin in La Finestrina
(C) in the United States the training of actors in the twentieth century is based on principles that do not differ
radically from those that underlay the training of actors in eighteenth-century Italy
(D) the performance of the actor who plays Harlequin in La Finestrina does not serve as evidence against the
director’s claim
(E) the director of La Finestrina must have advised the actor who plays Harlequin to model his performance on
comic performances of Groucho Marx

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Re: CR6 [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2010, 03:34
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Theater Critic: The play La Finestrina, now at Central Theater, was written in Italy in the eighteenth century. The
director claims that this production is as similar to the original production as is possible in a modern theater.
Although the actor who plays Harlequin the clown gives a performance very reminiscent of the twentieth-century
American comedian Groucho Marx, Marx’s comic style was very much within the comic acting tradition that had
begun in sixteenth-century Italy.
The considerations given best serve as part of an argument that
(A) modern audiences would fi nd it hard to tolerate certain characteristics of a historically accurate
performance of an eighteenth-century play
(B) Groucho Marx once performed the part of the character Harlequin in La Finestrina
(C) in the United States the training of actors in the twentieth century is based on principles that do not differ
radically from those that underlay the training of actors in eighteenth-century Italy
(D) the performance of the actor who plays Harlequin in La Finestrina does not serve as evidence against the
director’s claim
(E) the director of La Finestrina must have advised the actor who plays Harlequin to model his performance on
comic performances of Groucho Marx

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Option D for me. D talks about the performance of the actor which is not against the director's claim. There are points within the stimulus which can be used to support this statement.

Actor who plays Harlequin mimics Groucho Marx style and Marx style was very much within the comic acting tradition that had begun in sixteenth-century Italy.

Answer can also be determined by POE method.

A -- "hard to tolerate" - no where mentioned or suggested in the stimulus. Eliminated.
B -- Cannot be determined within the info in the stimulus. New information. Eliminated.
C -- New information.
E -- "must" used in this statement is too strong. Nothing in the stimulus to support/deny it. Eliminated.
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Re: CR6 [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2010, 10:11
I too think its D . OA plz
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Re: CR6 [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2010, 12:02
D for me...
Re: CR6   [#permalink] 09 Oct 2010, 12:02
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