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Should this bare minimum TRIAC circuit light the bulb?

That is a "static switch" circuit. To turn the triac on you would connect the gate to MT2, not MT1 (as you have it), through the resistor. The triac will turn off at each zero crossing and ...
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Should this bare minimum TRIAC circuit light the bulb?

This https://electronics.stackexchange.com/a/394020/361107 answer to a similar question answered my problem as well. I had the T1 and T2 TRIAC terminals reversed. I was connecting the gate, through R1,...
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