Class 2 - Audience

Class 2 - Audience - Theatre 200 Professor Amy Holtcamp...

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Theatre 200 Professor Amy Holtcamp
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Announcements There will be a copy of the textbook on reserve in the library by the end of the week Find Oedipus and Macbeth online My office hours are Tuesday 1:30-2:30 in the Bookstore Café If you didn’t get a syllabus, stop by after class For next time…read Oedipus Rex
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Gameplan Review key stuff from last class The nature of theatre audiences The WHO and WHY of audiences Audiences today What challenges are there today to encouraging people to attend the theatre? Why go to the theatre? Three part reflection to turn in at the end of the class
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What are some traits that make theatre a performing art? Theatre has ACTION (story and characters) Theatre is artificial. ( art is art ificial) Theatre is self-aware. Theatre stands alone - it doesn’t have to have a greater purpose. Theatre aims to provoke a response in its audience. Theatre is a live event and so is never the same
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