Feb 10 - An Actors Checklist conductive Background research...

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An Actor’s Checklist conductive Background research (above) o “The Wash” Nobu: How to build a kite (Japanese) World War II (Internment camps) o Facts/figures o Emotional affects o Self-research ‘how would I feel “IF”/the magic “IF” studies/interviews Given circumstances o Givens: not open to interpretation/facts/comes from the playwright Nobu: racist (given from text/script) Father o Has two daughters Nisei/second generation Japanese-American Separated from his wife Masi Used to work for Masi’s Dad (farm) He does not do his own wash He met Masi in camp Eats at Kiyoko’s Restaurant Kiyoko is his girlfriend He goes fishing Makes kites Is a granddad o The playwright helps to focus the actor by providing a framwork o EXAM: givens, framework o Provides a logical jumping off point What the character says about herself o Nobu: says to Masi [pg 52] “I need you” (more than once) Pg 18 (to marsha) “I’m always nice to mama, I’m always good to
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2009 for the course THEA 100 taught by Professor Munnell during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Geneseo.

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