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THTR 201 – THEATRE APPRECIATION January 26, 2010 How to See a Play Mediators and Gatekeepers
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Reading a play and Seeing a Play: What’s the difference?
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Reading a play and Seeing a Play: What’s the difference? Plays (as text) come to us as words on a page
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Reading a play and Seeing a Play: What’s the difference? Plays (as text) come to us as words on a page Performance comes to us through sounds and images, through which we interpret the meaning of the play
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Reading a play and Seeing a Play: What’s the difference? Plays (as text) come to us as words on a page Performance comes to us through sounds and images, through which we interpret the meaning of the play Text is repeatable, performance is not (one might say it is ephemeral )
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Reading a play and Seeing a Play: What’s the difference? Plays (as text) come to us as words on a page Performance comes to us through sounds and images, through which we interpret the meaning of the play Text is repeatable, performance is not (one might say it is ephemeral ) The written play appeals to our intellect and emotions, the performed play appeals immediately to our sense and through our senses
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Analyzing Text versus Performance In the written text, plot, character, idea, and language dominate In the performance of the text, these concepts are expressed through music (what we hear) and spectacle (what we see)
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A New Set of Questions Play analysis examines only the art of the playwright Performance Criticism examines the art of all of the creators and collaborators involved in a theatrical production Performance analysis is a judgment of the play, the performance, and the audience’s perception of the performance
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