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The correct answer choice is (A)
The author refers to Cameron’s The Passing of Arthur in the third paragraph, in which the author highlights “obvious” and amateurish props but tells us that these “details are insignificant.” (Lines 46-50).
Answer choice (A): This is the correct answer choice. The broomstick oars and white muslin water of the The Passing of Arthur are examples of the amateurish production values of Cameron’s work.
Answer choice (B): Here, the answer choice is incorrect because the author discusses the transformative power of theater (i.e., the ability of theater to “transcend its doubleness”) in the second paragraph, while The Passing of Arthur was discussed in the third paragraph.
Answer choice (C): The author never states or implies that Cameron’s use of props is ingenious, nor that her photographs are ingenious. Rather, it appears that the value of Cameron’s work is fortuitous, rather than ingenious.
Answer choice (D): For Cameron to have intended her work to be taken ironically, it would have to be the case that she used her photographs to convey some deeper meaning. However, the author gives us no indication that Cameron intended to do anything other than photograph dramatic scenes.
Answer choice (E): It is true that the author implies that Cameron’s props were both obvious and amateurish, which is a negative assessment of the props. However, the author’s appraisal of Cameron’s work, the photographs as finished products, is positive, not negative.