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Click to edit Master subtitle style Chapter Two Comparing the Living Stage, Silver Screen, and Home Theatre
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Audience l Audiences in the theatre l Are active participants with the actors l View the medium as a shared experience l Thrive on the risk factor of the “living theatre” Audiences for film and television Are passive recipients of the medium View the medium as a product Prefer to know in advance what they are  getting for their time and money 
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Theatre l Is immediate l Is Living l Is Live l Involves two way communication l Is Unrepeatable l Is risky l No rating system
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Acting: I’m Ready for My Close-up l Acting on the Stage l Talent and training  are essential l Everything is a  wide-shot l Memorization skills  are required l Must perform well  l Acting in Film l Photographic charisma and personality are  important l Often uses close-ups l Memorization is not as important l Allowed to fail
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More terms… l Legitimate actors l Triple threat l Talking heads
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Directing:  Direct and Indirect l In the theatre l It is a playwrights medium l Understands that when the performance  begins, the actors are in charge l The director tends to work collaboratively In the movies l It is a director’s medium l Exerts absolute control over the performance l The director tends to work hierarchically and   autocratically
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Theatre is expensive l Labor intensive l Technology is expensive l Relies on human labor l Costs more per audience member l Budget- Wide range—low budget $5,000 with no profit l Wicked-- $14 million, 56 million profit the first year l Ticket sales usually only cover 50% l Other funding by grants, corporations, private funding
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More terms l Patrons l Corporate funding l NEA- National Endowment for the Arts
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