TD301 NOTES - )Theatre Studies and Performance...

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Unformatted text preview: (8-31-07)Theatre Studies and Performance StudiesTheatre•Greek root “Theatron” means “seeing place”•Eric Bentley – Theatre is actors (A) performing a play/script (B) for an audience (C)•Oscar Brockett – Theatre is actors (A) performing a play/script (B) for an audience (C) in a location (X)What is performed: plays•Script – written blueprint•Dialogue – conversation between 2 or more ppl•Drama – •Not all performances have scriptThe performance of theatre•A process of translation•Live event•Collaborative effort•Multiple meanings•“theatre” signals both performance and place where it happensAudience•Witnesses•Interpreters•Critical element - Provide feedback•Investors•Active participants(9-5-07)Theatre Studies•Many different kinds of plays, both performed inside and outside theatre•Interested in how plays shapeand reflectculture•Interested in what and how plays mean in their particular context•Done by scholars, artist•Overlaps with Performance Studies...
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