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The playwright's approach is (i) create drama on the stage.

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The playwright's approach is (i) create drama on the stage. [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2017, 03:33
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The playwright's approach is (i) ___________ in that her works (ii) ___________ the theatrical devices normally used to create drama on the stage.




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(A) pedestrian (D) jettison
(B) startling (E) experiment with
(C) celebrated (F) distill
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Re: The playwright's approach is (i) create drama on the stage. [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2017, 06:25
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can you explain the sentence? Its too abstruse for my understanding. thanks
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Re: The playwright's approach is (i) create drama on the stage. [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2017, 10:09
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can you explain the sentence? It's too abstruse for my understanding. thanks


The playwright's approach is just surprising because it does not follow jotting a common path, creating the drama on stage.

I.E: she follows NOT common ways to create a drama. Therefore, the drama itself is astonishing to the spectator.

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Re: The playwright's approach is (i) create drama on the stage. [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2018, 06:19
Please re-check the question. It is incomplete.
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Re: The playwright's approach is (i) create drama on the stage. [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2018, 19:43
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The question should have been this:

The playwright’s approach is (i)_________ in that her works (ii)_________ the theatrical devices normally used to create drama on the stage.
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Re: The playwright's approach is (i) create drama on the stage. [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2018, 08:27
why not "E: experiment with" for the second blank?
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Re: The playwright's approach is (i) create drama on the stage. [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2018, 02:26
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The used approach is to completely overhaul the past drama, embracing new experimental paths.

So you are not going to experiment with anything here: when you experiment something you search new avenue but based on the old ones, to search for new results.

Here, instead, there is a jotting of the old for the new.

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Re: The playwright's approach is (i) create drama on the stage. [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2018, 17:42
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Re: The playwright's approach is (i) create drama on the stage. [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2018, 14:23
Shouldn't the first blank be 'pedestrian', ie. unimagnative or tasteless, because she does not follow the normal route of drama on stage. Why is it 'startling'?
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Re: The playwright's approach is (i) create drama on the stage. [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2018, 16:03
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Her work is just amazing (startling) just because she throws away (jettison) the old conventional rules.

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Re: The playwright's approach is (i) create drama on the stage. [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2018, 16:10
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B D

The two keys to the sentence is the phrase IN THAT and word NORMALLY. The best way to go about this is to figure out which 2 words make sense for the sentence and then comparing them. Celebrated, while possible, is not something the rest of the sentence would be able to confirm. Since the sentence says "in that," you know that the first part of the sentence must be confirmed by the second part of the sentence. With nothing in the second blank able to confirm C. celebrated, you can cross that out as a possible answer. Now you have A. Pedestrian and B. Startling. Pedestrian, most closely meaning dull or cliche...run-of-the-mill..., is also unable to be explained by "distilled" and "experimented with" as distilled doesn't really fit and "to experiment" would not lead to people saying you were being dull or cliche. Jettison doesn't make sense after pedestrian either. Therefore we have now determined the first word must be B. Startling.

So, is there a way that D E or F can explain why her approach would be considered startling? This is where "normally" comes in again. Normally, playwrights do __, so if they don't do __, then that would be startling or surprising. Jettison means "to throw shoot or remove." Here is how you would then read the sentence: "The playwright's approach is startling/surprising in that her works throw away/don't use the theatrical devices normally used to create drama on the stage." This makes sense, thus, the answer is B&D.
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