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2-27-2008 - Drama 2000 Blocking Actor movements entrances...

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Drama 2000 2/27/2008 Blocking Actor movements, entrances, and exits Creates stage pictures (composition)-like a painting you want balance and a way to lead the eye around the stage Directs audience’s focus – you have a whole stage, where will your eye focus first. She gave example of 7 on stage and did blocking examples to show how the focus of the audience depends on the blocking of the characters. Ex. elevation, positioning, stances, sitting, standing, pointing, chairs, etc. Methods of Focus: Framing Isolating Elevating Indicating Contrasting Costumes/Lighting Early Rehearsals I. Scene Work – work the scene in great detail; piece by piece. What is the actors motivation, emotional recall, conflict is explored, blocking supports the action, putting the scene together. II. Focus on the actors – the director will work with the actors individually and work with them as a group or ensemble.
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