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Drama Quiz

  1. Which British period crime drama TV series set in Birmingham was created by Steven Knight?
  2. Which UK drama school was founded in 1904 by Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree?
  3. Which 1966 BBC television play about homelessness was written by Jeremy Sandford and directed by Ken Loach?
  4. Can you name the only playwright of the Elizabethan era whose talents were often considered equal to those of William Shakespeare?
  5. In which country is Noh Theater a form of drama performed in masks and costumes?
  6. What is the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre more commonly known as?

  7. Who invented the method acting technique?
  8. Which American playwright won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama a record four times in 1920, 1922, 1928, and 1957?
  9. In drama, what word refers to a conversation between two or more people?
  10. Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies is a collection of plays by Shakespeare, which modern scholars commonly refer to by what term?
  11. Which Edward Albee play examines the complexities of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, George and Martha?
  12. The television play The Black Stuff was originally written by Alan Bleasdale for which BBC1 British television drama series?
  13. In which play is Willy Loman the protagonist?
  14. What 's' is when an actor is alone on stage and speaks a long passage as an extension of their thoughts, which is not heard by any other characters?
  15. Who played the role of Violet Crawley in the period drama Downton Abbey?
  16. Which Terence Rattigan play is about a boy expelled from naval college for allegedly stealing a five-shilling postal order?
  17. Kenneth Branagh's first film appearance was an uncredited role as a Cambridge student in which sports drama film?
  18. What word beginning with 'm' is an actor in a traditional seasonal folk play?
  19. What were the Society of West End Theatre Awards renamed in 1984?
  20. What is the name of the UK trade union for the performing arts and entertainment industries?
  21. Who in 2023, earned Primetime Emmy Award nominations for both Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Bad Sister?
  22. What is a drama called which is highly exaggerated and usually comical?
  23. What is the common word for theatrical makeup?
  24. What term is commonly said to actors before they go on stage to wish them good luck?
  25. In the United States, amateur theatre is generally known by what term?
  26. What is the title of Andrea Dunbar's 1982 autobiographical drama about the sexual adventures of teenage girls living on a Bradford council estate?
  27. Which romantic comedy stage play by Neil Simon premiered on Broadway in 1963 starring Robert Redford?
  28. What term is used to describe a film or play in a post-war British working-class domestic settings characterized by realistic depictions of drab or sordid subjects?
  29. Which Noel Coward play featuring the eccentric Bliss family is set in an English country house in the 1920s?
  30. Who in 1895 became the very first of the theatre profession to be knighted for his services to the stage?
  31. West End theatre producer Bill Kenwright was also chairman of which English football club?
  32. Which 1953 play by Samuel Beckett is an example of tragicomedy?


  1. Peaky Blinders
  2. RADA (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art)
  3. Cathy Come Home
  4. Christopher Marlowe
  5. Japan
  6. Tony Award
  7. Konstantin Stanislavski
  8. Eugene Gladstone O'Neill
  9. Dialogue
  10. First Folio
  11. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  12. Play for Today
  13. Death of a Salesman (by Arthur Miller)
  14. Soliloquy
  15. Maggie Smith
  16. The Winslow Boy
  17. Chariots of Fire (1981)
  18. Mummer
  19. Laurence Olivier Awards
  20. Equity
  21. Sharon Horgan
  22. Farce
  23. Greasepaint
  24. Break a leg
  25. Community theatre
  26. Rita, Sue and Bob Too
  27. Barefoot in the Park
  28. Kitchen sink drama
  29. Hay Fever
  30. Sir Henry Irving
  31. Everton Football Club
  32. Waiting for Godot