Can any of the skills on Bloom's Taxonomy be used when listening to a dramatic performance? Make a choice and elaborate.

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Bloom's Taxonomy fits very well with all kinds of literature, including the script on which a dramatic production would be based.  Applyng it while listening to the performance, rather than reading the script would require careful attention to detail of course, but the levels of the taxonomy--knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation--can all be utilized to better understand what one is hearing.  A worksheet over a play might be written to include questions at each level, building up to the highest order skills, synthesis and evaluation, at the performance's end.  A knowledge question over Israel Horowitz's play "Scrooge and Marley" might be something like, "What happened to Scrooge's business partner?" and end with a highest order query such as, "Evaluate the impact of Scrooge's change in attitude on the community around him."