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ArtsVisualLiteraryPerformingNot videoed Changes slightly every performance/audienceWhy theatre?
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Audience responsibilityBring yourself to the playExperiences, fears, hoped, dreams, memoriesKnowledge of play topicsBe attentive and respectfulFeel empathyParticipate and respondIllegal to rape (copyright)“Unspoken contract”Studying theatre can illuminate nearly ALL other disciplinesLearning about human behaviorPsychologyWhat makes a character tick?How does a character change throughout the duration of the play?Does having a playwright promote a point of view about the characters psychological states?What does the actor need to do to illustrate the characters’ psychology?Psychology of MacbethMacbeth and Lady MacbethMotivated by fear Kill the king to be the successor He kills her too because he thinks that’s the what to stay kingBecause of fearPhilosophyWhat’s the play have to do with human existence?Does it challenge/redefine reality?What kinds of values do the characters espouse?Does it make a rational argument about why humans behave the way(s) they do?Philosophy of Waiting for GodatWhat does it mean to be a human?Dies God exist?Theatre of the absurdWe can kill 10s of 1,000s of people so easily (atomic bomb) so what’s the point of life HistoryWhat us the historical context of it?Where and when does it take place?Is it based off an actual event/person?How closely do we want to adhere to the facts?
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Math, science, technologyActors must understand the concepts that his/her character is discussingPlays can shed light on scientific concepts in ways that make them more relatable to many people Proof by David Auburn Childe Byron by RomulusLawsHow the law works in America and the history of important law decisionsInherit the worldBusiness
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