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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
(8) 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

Not satisfied with the explanation of OG pls someone can help on this?
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Re: Theater Critic: [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2009, 10:18
is it D
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Re: Theater Critic: [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2009, 11:47
sHOULD BE D,NOT EXTREME AND OGICAL
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Re: Theater Critic: [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2009, 12:39
Please can somebody explain the answer??? I choose E but the answer is D
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Re: Theater Critic: [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2009, 16:59
my choice is C
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Re: Theater Critic: [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2009, 07:40
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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
(8) 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

Not satisfied with the explanation of OG pls someone can help on this?


I'll give it a try...

premise 1: The play La Finestrina was written and performed ('director claims that this production is as similar to the original production') in Italy in the 18th century.

premise 2: "Although the actor who plays............sixteenth-century Italy." this statement implies that the performance of the actor who played harlenquin was within the comic acting tradition that had begun in the 16th century.

conclusion: the director claims that the production is quite similar to the original production in modern theater.

now closely look at the premise 2.... premise 2, in no way does it support (since no one knows how the actors during the 18th century performed the show) or, as a matter of fact, oppose (since the actor who plays harlequin now represents the style of the 16th century Italians, his act might have been similar to the act performed in the 18th century) the director's claim...

A. characteristics of the historically accurate performance in not known.
B. this is definitely not known to us, it is not mentioned in the argument.
C. this is a sweeping generalization, not necessarily true.
D. yeah.. this statement is true. as we have seen above, the performance of the actor does not serve as evidence against the director's claim.
E. this cannot be said. it need not be the director who advised the actor, the producer or any other member of the crew could have advised him to model marx's performance. having said that, the actor imitating marx could have been intentional, but not necessarily on the director's advise.

Answer:D

i hope my explanation is clear...
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Re: Theater Critic: [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2009, 10:17
Agreed good explanation...
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Re: Theater Critic: [#permalink] New post 15 May 2010, 05:30
I have never seen such a Brain Thugh. It took me more than 5 min to decide b/w C and D.

I fell for C as the stimulus is on some Traditions...16/18/20th century....

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Re: Theater Critic: [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2011, 11:33
I picked D...if you negate option D the argument falls apart...it took me 3:08 mins.
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Re: Theater Critic: [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2011, 20:35
+1 for D
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Re: Theater Critic: The play La Finestrina, now at Central [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2014, 12:45
the 12th edition GMAT book answers D to be the correct choice.
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