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Test 1: -First Test Review Chapter One: -definition of art given in class- Art is a human made arrangement of materials designed to communicate to others emotions and ideals about life that challenge communal norms -Media are materials for expression: -what is the "matter" out of which theatre is made- sounds, images, words, lines, colors. Movements, paint -Journalism is not "art”- art brings order to nature by creating work that expresses their own unique points of view -Art is not entertainment (or is it?)- entertainment is made to please an audience, art is expressing yourself; Hollywood defines entertainment, theatre defines art; "The line between art and entertainment is a modern invention," -Commercial theatre and values-artists writing to confirm collective values are seen as creating commercial theatre -John Cage- American composer/artist. Created art through chance operations rolling the dice; -purpose was to create a meaning making response in the audience because art is in the eye of the beholder Chapter Two: -The author of the textbook is what kind of theatre artist- he is a theatre artist, he is biased against TV/film -Know the economics of film vs. theatre- theatre productions cost less to make but it costs more per viewer to mount a theatre production than a film which is why subsidies are key. More Theatre productions because entry costs are high but seen by fewer people so per audience cost is high thus most theatre companies are non profit -Differences between theatre and film acting- theatre is a live medium, actors perform in physical presence of an audience; film/TV acting is not live, actors perform in the presence of a camera, the audiences are separate from the actors creating a mediatized performance -The difference between "live" and "mediatized" performance- the audiences are separate from the actors creating a mediatized performance -Stage Beauty (2004) about a production of Othello in 1662 England, when women first began to play female roles- women allowed to act, Claire Danes plays Margaret Hughes -Funding theatre- about 60% of income comes from ticket sales -How much did it cost to mount a Broadway production of The Iceman Cometh (1999)- 350,000 initial layout and 79,4899.56 per week -What kinds of subsidies for theatre are there- grants, contributions, individual contributors, -What is the NEA, and how much tax money does it receive- the NEA is the national endowment for the arts and it gets about .33 cents from the average American tax payer, and it gets .001% of the total budget of the government -Why is theatre more likely than a movie to communicate the voice of an individual artist, or a minority population- there are many theatres with many political views, not like mainstream voices because there are tons of playwrights expressing personal views Hamlet (1601) You need to know the major characters, events and relationships. Also, you need to be able to
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course THTR 1009 taught by Professor Lessley,me during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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