Class 3 - Aristotle 1

Class 3 - Aristotle 1 - Theatre 200 Professor Amy Holtcamp...

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Theatre 200 Professor Amy Holtcamp
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Announcements My Email!!!! [email protected] edu
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Gameplan for Today Questions? Play reading basics Aristotle and the six parts of the play Plot Along the way I’ll use “Oedipus Rex” as our example
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Reading a Play A play is not theatre A play is mysterious A play asks you to read something on the page and imagine it in three dimensions
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Stage Directions What characters say What characters do The time period in which the play was written What clues are there in the play to help you imagine the production?
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Clues in Oedipus Rex Stage Directions “Before the palace of Oedipus, King of Thebes…At the beginning of the action these steps are crowded by suppliants who have brought branches and chaplets of olive oil and who lie in various attitudes of despair.”
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Clues in Oedipus Rex What characters say OEDIPUS: Why have you strewn yourselves before these altars In supplication, with your boughs and garlands?… CHORUS: Great Oedipus! O powerful king of Thebes!
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course THEA 200 taught by Professor Theaterappreciate/understanding during the Fall '11 term at South Carolina.

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