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Analise Jenkins Drama 116 Notes for Exam 2 1) Realism a) Acting, theatre had been pretty basic up to this time i) Its an interpretation of reality b) During this time, the Apron was eliminated i) Proscenium stage- intentionally built to separate audience from what is happening on stage ii) Didn’t want the sense of stage was surrounding the audience c) Interpretation of life, that looks real to the audience d) “The details of setting, the costuming and the circumstances of the action were so fully realized as to convince audiences that they were listening in on life itself” e) What came out of this period, is what we enjoy today f) Plot- Its an illusion 2) Mid-Nineteenth Century a) Profound changes in religion, philosophy, psychology and economics i) Charles Darwin on the Origins of Species by Natural Selection ii) Louis Pasteur iii) Alexander Graham Bell iv) Thomas Edison v) The Suez Canal vi) Lincoln is assassinated vii)The Civil War viii) Transcontinental Railway 3) The Actor a) Made different reality than what it actually was. b) Wore huge masks, talked in rhyme c) Acting is doing. Acting is portraying a character’s wants and needs through artistically truthful behavior that reflects a character’s psychological and emotional life. 4) Acting is not……. a) Showing b) Narrating c) Illustrating d) Exhibiting i) Acting is not dressing up and displaying emotions 5) As a Creative Artist, the Actor…. a) Selects sensory responses (both psychological and emotional) in search for selective behavior pertinent to a characters need within the given circumstances of the play b) Emotions are the product of action i) You must do/need/want in order to feel 6) The Actor’s Reality
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a) The actor’s goal is to tell the character’s circumstances in the play’s story as effectively as possible. b) The circumstances are the essential conditions in the play’s world that include time (when), place (where), and surroundings (what). c) The actor must concentrate on the truth of the character’s behavior- his or her sensory responses, psychological motives and objectives- in the context of the play, not in the context of the performance or the audience i) Truth of ones behavior- whatever that actor is doing, it must fit the play. Everyone must act in same style ii) Theatre is a collaborative art iii) We all act everyday 7) External Technique (from the outside inward) a) He or she approaches a role through a deep and passionate study of human behavior in all its outward forms, with an eye toward reproducing them in a disciplined and sensitive way. b) The English Actor David Garrick ( 1717- 1779) approached acting as an imitation of life- he called acting mimical behavior 8) Internal Belief (from the inside outward) a) A creative process that is intuitive, subconscious and subjective i) To select behavior pertinent to the character’s needs within the given circumstances (1) In the now/present b) To allow personal behavior to develop out of the playwrights prescribed
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course DRAMA 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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