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Sheet1 Page 1 10/30/08 03:51 PM Theatre Chapter 9- Art of Design Creating the Environment building itself makes you feel different. It set you expectations, set starts talk about the play h h Conscious and deliberate effect. Intend to create effect before the play starts, like decorating lobby already in play. h Sub-conscious and accidental effect. When you have an effect without planning it. h Environment can make play look good or bad Stage Spaces- Seating arrangement Proscenium stage h All of audience is on one side of the action, like movie theatre. h Past it was a Proscenium Arch- frame between audience and stage, can be a curtain. h Picture frame in the present. h The fourth wall, invisible wall, wall audience looks through, act through fourth invisible wall, space audience looks in through h Realistic scenery presents well, cuz all audience looks though one frame. ----Not cover many bases. h Strong sense of focus cuz audience just looking at one frame. h Easiest from to execute special effects. h Large scale-spectable h House- audience seats. h Stage house- performance and backstage area h h Orchestra- seated on main floor level on-ground level h a. First point of contact for a performance is hthe spaceh- theatre, Space seths tone for the performance Orchestra Pit h band is playing
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Sheet1 Page 2 Box- sides, before so others could see you, bad sightlines, great place to put lights, speakers, etc. h Sightlines- one see errors in the theatre, what can they see from various seats. h Fly gallery- area above stage F h Grid- above fly gallery, where ropes are attached h Balcony- in front h Messenia- like balcony but surrounds h Raked House- means floor level is raised, is not all flat, so people in the back can see. h Raised stage- avoid blocking sightline h Sightline- audience view h Strike- make everything go away. h Stage Directions- Downstage- closer audience. Upstage- far from h [see diagram] - Arena Stage h h Very old in history h Most intimate format of stage, cuz audience is closer. h Ver economical, limited to technology and scenery. Spend more money on the floor. h House- place audience seats h Orchestra- main floor h Racked house h Grid overhead h Some are raised stage h Stage directions you use: north, south, east, west, or time of clock, 12,6,3,9. h audience. Stage Right + left- actorsh right and left. Audience surrounds action, htheatre in the roundh, square format
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Sheet1 Page 3 Voms- vomitriums, entrance of actors throught audience. Thrust Stage h Audience 3 sides of action h h Old History, greek theatre, Wagon theatre, Globe[Shakespeare] 1/3 of seats in sides rest in middle. h House, Orchestra and Grid h Stage directions like proscenium stage. h You need to have a significant prortion of the audience on the sides of the stage. o h House- where people seat h Orchestra-floor level h Raked house h Grid h Raised Stage h Stage Directions h [ver el diagrama de la presentacion de power point] h Voms Tennis Court Theatre h Audience in two sides, like watching a tennis match h The audience is on two sides of the action h Limited intimacy h
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