GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 08 Dec 2019, 01:30

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Stage performances are judged to be realistic to the degree

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

VP
Joined: 30 Oct 2003
Posts: 1405
Location: NewJersey USA
Stage performances are judged to be realistic to the degree  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jan 2004, 21:10
3
00:00

Difficulty:

95% (hard)

Question Stats:

38% (02:07) correct 62% (02:32) wrong based on 106 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Stage performances are judged to be realistic to the degree that actors reproduce on stage the behaviors generally associated by audiences with the emotional states of the characters portrayed. Traditional actors imitate those behaviors, whereas Method actors, through recollection of personal experience, actually experience the same emotions that their characters are meant to be experiencing. Audiences will therefore judge the performances of Method actors to be more realistic than the performances of traditional actors.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A) Performances based on an actors own experience of emotional states are more likely to affect an audience's emotions than are performances based on imitations of the behaviors generally associated with those emotional states.

(B) The behavior that results when a Method actor tells a certain emotion will conform to the behavior that is generally associated by audiences with that emotion.

(C) Realism is an essential criterion for evaluating the performances of both traditional actors and Method actors.

(D) Traditional actors do not aim to produce performances that are realistic representations of a characters emotional states.

(E) In order to portray a character, a Method actor need not have had experiences identical to those of the character portrayed.
Senior Manager
Joined: 23 Aug 2003
Posts: 398
Location: In the middle of nowhere
Re: Stage performances are judged to be realistic to the degree  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jan 2004, 21:51
1) B

The first line of the stimulus gives us the clue....

Vivek.
Senior Manager
Joined: 05 May 2003
Posts: 372
Location: Aus
Re: Stage performances are judged to be realistic to the degree  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jan 2004, 21:54
I feel the answer should be A.

Argument talks about two different ways of acting. And suddenly concludes audiences will judge the performances of Method actors to be more realistic than the performances of traditional actors.
VP
Joined: 30 Oct 2003
Posts: 1405
Location: NewJersey USA
Re: Stage performances are judged to be realistic to the degree  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jan 2004, 22:37
I chose A but the correct answer is B. I was struggling between A and B.
B is indeed the correct answer. Vivek has explained the reason very well.
Intern
Joined: 22 Apr 2014
Posts: 8
Re: Stage performances are judged to be realistic to the degree  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Apr 2016, 06:50
I was thinking about A and B, but A more suitable.
Intern
Joined: 23 Sep 2012
Posts: 1
Re: Stage performances are judged to be realistic to the degree  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Sep 2016, 06:09
Answer A, should be eliminated as it states that performances affect an audiences's EMOTIONS, but the passage is not discussing the fact that emotions of the audience is affected in anyway.
CR & LSAT Forum Moderator
Status: He came. He saw. He conquered. -- Studying for the LSAT -- Corruptus in Extremis
Joined: 31 Jul 2017
Posts: 866
Location: United States (IL)
Concentration: Finance, Economics
Re: Stage performances are judged to be realistic to the degree  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 Nov 2019, 06:20
OA added and bumping for further discussion
_________________
D-Day: November 18th, 2017

My CR Guide: Here
My RC Guide: Here
Want to be a moderator? We may want you to be one! See how: Here
Intern
Joined: 09 Nov 2019
Posts: 11
Re: Stage performances are judged to be realistic to the degree  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 Nov 2019, 13:38
tage performances are judged to be realistic to the degree that actors reproduce on stage the behaviors generally associated by audiences with the emotional states of the characters portrayed. Traditional actors imitate those behaviors, whereas Method actors, through recollection of personal experience, actually experience the same emotions that their characters are meant to be experiencing. Audiences will therefore judge the performances of Method actors to be more realistic than the performances of traditional actors.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A) Performances based on an actors own experience of emotional states are more likely to affect an audience's emotions than are performances based on imitations of the behaviors generally associated with those emotional states.

(B) The behavior that results when a Method actor tells a certain emotion will conform to the behavior that is generally associated by audiences with that emotion.

(C) Realism is an essential criterion for evaluating the performances of both traditional actors and Method actors.

(D) Traditional actors do not aim to produce performances that are realistic representations of a characters emotional states.

(E) In order to portray a character, a Method actor need not have had experiences identical to those of the character portrayed.

Choice B is correct
Re: Stage performances are judged to be realistic to the degree   [#permalink] 27 Nov 2019, 13:38
Display posts from previous: Sort by