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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 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 find 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


I opted for B, can someone give the OE for this one.
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Re: The play LaFinestrina [#permalink] New post 09 May 2012, 12:29
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Re: Theater Critic:The play La Finestrina, now at Central [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2012, 01:24
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

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The considerations given best serve as part of an argument that
Inference Question. So answer MUST BE TRUE.

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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.

Answer Choices

(A) modern audiences would find it hard to tolerate certain characteristics of a historically accurate performance of an eighteenth-century play
INCORRECT ANSWER - The passage does not state this. None of the information in the passage leads us to believe this

(B) Groucho Marx once performed the part of the character Harlequin in La Finestrina
INCORRECT ANSWER - Though one may think that this is correct, there is nothing in the passage that suggest this option

(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
INCORRECT ANSWER - Training is Out of Scope. The argument is not talking about the training of actors here.

(D) the performance of the actor who plays Harlequin in La Finestrina does not serve as evidence against the director’s claim
CORRECT ANSWER - This is TRUE. It is not an evidence against the Director's claim that this production is as similar to the original production as is possible in a modern theater

(E) the director of La Finestrina must have advised the actor who plays Harlequin to model his performance on comic performances of Groucho Marx
INCORRECT ANSWER - The actor could have himself decided to model his performance on Marx. We have no information to deduce this fact.
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Re: Theater Critic:The play La Finestrina, now at Central [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2012, 03:27
I fail this because do not realize that this is inference question.
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Re: Theater Critic:The play La Finestrina, now at Central [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2013, 04:56
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 find it hard to tolerate certain characteristics of a historically accurate performance of an eighteenth-century play. OFS.Passage doesn't state this
(B) Groucho Marx once performed the part of the character Harlequin in La Finestrina. Passage doesn't state this
(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. OFS
(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. OFS.Passage doesn't state this

Therefore, IMO D. I took 2.4 min to ans this Q
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