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Midterm 1 excess - EXAM ONE Drama 116 o The Actor Actors job Believable behavior under given circumstances Actors tools o Voice o Impulses o Body o

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EXAM ONE Drama 116 o The Actor Actors job Believable behavior under given circumstances Actors tools o Voice o Impulses o Body o Concentration o Imagination Warm-Up o Vocal o Body o Imagination Actors union The Union for professional actors, stage managers and directors in the theater The Director, designers Directors job o Collaborates with playwright, actors, designers and technicians to create a vision o Director’s responsibilities Selecting a script Deciding text’s interpretation and with the designers, the look of the stage space Audition and casting Collaborate with technicians, stage managers Rehersals Unify the elements Text Music Scenery Costumes Properties Sound Visuals Designers job- Collaborate with the director to focus the audience’s attention on the actor in a theatrical space-the stage o Shape and fill a space o Create a 3D environment for the actor
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o Make the plays world visible o Scenic Design- Before the 19 th century the backdrop was painted on but the rise of realism gave way for the stage environment to look real o Costume Designers Costumes include Garmets, accessories, jewelry, hair, make-up and masks Costumes convey nature, style and mood Costumes establish period, social class, economic status, occupation, age, geography, weather and time of day o Lighting Designer-Light should unify all the elements o Concerned with Degree of reality Important scenes What forms, moods, color patterns are suggested by the play o Sound Designer-Music can evoke mood, establish period, heighten tension, intensify action Backstage o Assistant Director Attends production meetings Coaches actors Rehearses special scenes o Stage Manager o Complies prompt book o Prepares rehersal schedule o Records stage business o Records blocking o Records sound, light and other cues o Takes notes during rehersals o Runs the show after opening o Assistant stage manager o Running Crew o Light board operator o Sound board operator o Costume crew o Voice/Dialect Coach-Work to ensure audibility and clarity of meaning o Movement Coach/Fight Coordinator-Establishes safety for the actors o Production Dramaturg o Provides historical background for the play
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o Researches the period of the play o Provides a context of the political, social and economic climate of the period o Areas of the stage Types of stages Open air Thrust Arena Proscenium o Drama and Ritual Ceremony-A formal religious or social occasion led by a designated authority figure (ex. Priest, rabbi, judge, president) Ritual-Acting out an established prescribed procedure (ex.
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2010 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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Midterm 1 excess - EXAM ONE Drama 116 o The Actor Actors job Believable behavior under given circumstances Actors tools o Voice o Impulses o Body o

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