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Unformatted text preview: TAR103 March 5, 2010 The Rehearsal Process The period of time spent preparing the work for the stage. 6 days out of the week. 4-5 week. Amateur theater = longer period of time. 6 weeks of rehearsal. Generally 5-6 days a week. 3-4 hours a day. Shorter chunks of time over a longer period of time. The director is the artist. He decides what it looks like and what is done at the rehearsals. Most of the rehearsals are spent working on the text in very small chunks. Readthrough/Analysis Company sitting around the table, discussing history, background info, utilizing expertise of a dramaturg. Depending on the demands of the texts, this readthrough will last as long as the director deems as necessary. This period is generally followed by staging. Staging rehearsals Actors are up on their feet, they are doing blocking. Blocking experiments. Director wants to find physical action with what the characters need. Utilizing the ground plan to create pictures and focus on stage. This is referred to as composition. (symmetrical/assymetrical) Directors finding a way and focus on stage....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2010 for the course T AR 002 taught by Professor Yarnelle during the Fall '09 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.
- Fall '09