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THTR 201 – THEATRE APPRECIATION January 28, 2010 Making Theatre Today: The Context
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Making Theatre Today: The Context Context: surrounding conditions: the circumstances or events that form the environment within which something exists or takes place In other words, let’s discuss where and how theatre is created and presented
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Theatre Spaces We will study the evolution of these spaces later in the semester The form of each venue was shaped by the theatrical conventions of its time Proscenium Stages Thrust Stages Arena Stages End Stage Alley Stage
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Proscenium Stages Most popular theatre shape in western Europe and the United States The Proscenium Arch Fly and Trap Wagons/slip stages Wings Apron/forestage Front of House Orchestra seating Balconies/galleries Mezzanine Boxes Lobby Box Office House Manager Usher(s)
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Thrust Stages Inspired by Elizabethan/Jacobean (late 16 th early 17 th century) stage configurations and conventions Audience on all three sides of elevated playing area Seldom a curtain or elaborate scenery Vomitories Raked Stage
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Other configurations Arena Stages End Stages Alley Stages
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Producing Theatre What is a producer? “A producer is a guy who knows a writer”
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2010 for the course THTR 201 taught by Professor Joel during the Spring '10 term at Purdue University Calumet.

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