ks notes theatre 08

ks notes theatre 08 - Theatre o Group activity o Group...

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Theatre o Group activity o Group dynamics Mob mentality- mob (or group) subverts the  individual; emotional and less intellectual  because of the influence of people around you o BECAUSE you are more emotional…  you become more irrational o Affects actors o Prevent justice o Can be positive or negative effect o Willing suspension of disbelief You accept the play/move as quasi-reality  Enjoy the story butttt not enough that you  lose all intellectual ability as a “safety” “safety” is like a contract between the  audience and the ppl in the play/movie… Ron Athey – was a famous performance  person o Broke “safety”… actually made a guy  with HIV bleed o Pointed out the fear that people had of  HIV 
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o Orson Welles – read out “war of the worlds” Aesthetic distance o A.k.a. emotional distancing – why is this important? Help audiences stay a little emotionally distanced 
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