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DRAM 116 notes - Drama 116 January 19, 2006 Theatre: -...

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Drama 116 January 19, 2006 Theatre: - Theatron o The ‘seeing place’ or special place - What are the three basic components of theatre? o Actor o Audience o Space - What are the 2 basic components of “theatre space”? o Audience o Stage - Types of Stages o Proscenium – “picture frame” type of stage o Apron – part that sticks out past the curtain o Teaser – the curtain To cover instruments. . “lights” o The Paul Green theatre has a thrust stage A thrust stage like a peninsula o Amphitheatre Outdoor theatre, like on a slope. o Open Air Theatre Same characteristics of a normal stage just with open air. The globe theatre o Black Box Theatre You can configure the stage and audience in any way you want. o Arena Stage – in the round. Like wrestling arenas or bball domes. o Environmental – where audience is part of what is going on onstage and takes part - What do you actually need to have theatre? o Hypokrites The “answerer” o Thespis? o The formula is simple A man or a woman stands in front of an audience in a special play at a certain time, performs an action interacting with another person - Theatre’s Audience o As audiences, we expect plays to be related to life experiences o Most of us go to the theatre expecting the familiar o The collective response
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- Act of Discovery o Aliveness and immediacy Summary - how is theatre like life? - How does theatre differ from film? Any other art form? - The seeing place - What do we mean when we say that each night in the theatre there is an “illusion of the first time”? - What did Shakespeare mean by writing in Hamlet performance is like a mirror held up to theatre? January 22, 2007 - Plot o The action of the play - Exposition o What happened before the play began - Suspense o Used to build tension - Rising action o The audience wonders what is going to happened sees the characters in motions --- questions are answered one by one - Climax o When the action reaches its greatest tension --- revelation is experienced by main character - Movement o Stage directions and how the characters move - Theme/spine o The message of the play - Falling action o The drama reaches a conclusion and the characters understand the situation and themselves better that they did at the beginning - Conflict o Between characters --- plot depends on conflict - Character o Who sis the hero/villain? Who are just there as fuctionary? - Setting o The time and place in which the play takes place - Dialogue o Verbal exchanges between characters - Music o How is it integral to the plot? January 24, 2007
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The Beginning of drama - The Seeing Place o Modern touring companies o The two components of theatrical space Stage Auditorium o Permanent structure - Theatre vs. Ritual o Ritual – were focused on protection of a tribe Everyone participates actively o Theatre – there to entertain Deals with mysteries/ambiguity Fictional characters - The Golden Age of Greece o Three Tragedians Euripides
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2008 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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DRAM 116 notes - Drama 116 January 19, 2006 Theatre: -...

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