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Unformatted text preview: The Director collaborates with playwrights, actors, designers, and technicians to create on stage a carefully selected vision of life or a special mirror the controlling artist responsible for unifying the production elements, which often includes the use of text, music, sound, and visuals chaneller of ideas Early Responsibilities Agreeing to direct an offered script or selecting or creating a script Deciding on the texts interpretation and the look and configuration of the stage space. The spine of the play. Casting actors in various parts Working with other theatre artists to play and execute the production Rehearsing the actors Coordinating all elements into the final stage performance Directing Styles Pre-planned movements making pictures Collaborative approach o The actor and director work together Improve o Used to free the imagination The director helps the actor find the characters inner life and project this life vocally and visually to the audience Chain of Communication in casting Director talks to casting director Casting director calls breakdown service The breakdown service notifies agents Agents call actors to confirm audition Actors go to auditions Agents get calls back from the casting director Agent talks to actor NO direct contact during process between the director and the actor Stage manager Complies the prop book Records stage business o Specific actions such as answering the phone o Blocking o Lighting o Sound and other cues o Makes rehearsal schedule o Coordinates rehearsal o Runs the show after it opens The Groundplan Director and designer work out the plays environment with doorways, walls, etc. Everything is outlined in tape on the floor so they can visualize the environments Forms of Drama Tragedy o Unhappy ending o The first of the great dramatic forms o Makes a special statement about our fallibility o Oedipus, Hamlet Tragic realization o The realization that follows the heros efforts; usually takes one of 2 directions o That, despite of suffering, a world order exists and people can learn from suffering. Oedipus o Or that human acts and suffering in an indifferent or mechanical universe are futile A Streetcar Named Desire o But at the same time, the hero protects against the nature of existence are to be celebrated o Peripeteia or reversal- the hero gets what they want; turns out to be destructive Plot o The heart and soul of tragedy o In older tragedies, the name of the tragic hero was the plays title o The tragic action should have one plot according to old tragedies o Shakespeare added more plots to change this...
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