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Theatre Appreciation Notes:-assume reader has seen production-do not summarize-paper will be choppy. do not worry about flowmake a list after production of things that occurred to you: points of view - Ex: bad actor made it good, play shocking. why? avoid filler: my opinion.-12 pt font. black ink. one inch margin-play vs. production: play is the what was written and production is what is put togethertktsdistinction - understanding that once gotten cannot be easily undone. aha moment. can be remembered without effort. ex: realization of difference between trike and bike. training wheelsplaywright- writer of playlighting coordinatordesigners(4)- lighting, costumes, stage/set, soundfunders- investors and donorsat least one audience member and actor requiredaside- statement of thoughts of an actorfourth wall- invisible barrier between audience and actorexposition- information given about the playactor- designers, director, playwright, producer help create actorteatrontheatronarts:the three e’s: entertainment, educate (information), enlightenment (less tangible understanding), what occupies most of our thinking and time: survival, future, self-imagetheater is an action not a locationtheater- an event that requires an actor/audience relationship/agreement in a momentary suspension of disbelief of an imaginary circumstanceactor- real world: training:why would anyone do this?what does an actor need to have a successful life? (2 attributes) - talent, chutzpah - stubborn drive
tools: resume and headshot - always in black and white but in last ten years in color because of cost. headshot is as the person normally isfirst five minutes: what are they doing? trying to impress you by bringing the character to life usually through monologuesoliloquy - inner thoughts, theatrical convention. audience understand what he is thinking. ex: Hamlet to be or not to bemonologue - just one person speaking usually for longer period of time. when you use for audition do not use one from the play you are auditioning fornot necessary to wear costumecallbacks - more specific to the project. second part of audition.sides - sections of scripts given to auditonees at a callbackauditiontraditionally one of the first things to do in a rehearsal is when director shares more information about play.tablework - early rehearsal phase that allows a director to work directly with actors without the distractions of movements and props etc.blocking - exploring with actors the movements on stage. varies per director and project. sometimes floor has tape showing locations and gives sense of roomoff book - having one’s lines memorizedask for line if you forgot your line say “line please” theatrical resume - limited to one page, attached to headshot, opens door to audition, should be intriguing enough to get an impression and attention, void of flowery narrative-1st section experience: any particular order. date, role, play, where. sometimes even costaring. can have different version for film or stage.

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