Class 5 - The World of the Play

Class 5 - The World of the Play - The World of the Play The...

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The World of the Play The play in production
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Gameplan Creating the World of the Play Production Concept Theatrical Conventions Conventions of Abstraction Partner Activity
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Production Concept Production Concept = A guiding principal, based on the text, that will enable the artistic team to assemble the World of the Play. Usually conceived of by the director and developed with other artists: designers, actors, dramaturgs, playwright if living
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Developing a Concept Developing the production concept may begin with… A repeated metaphor from the play An interpretation of a character and their motives A theme or idea in the play An analysis of the style in which the play is written A single line from the play But! A solid production concept should be BASED ON AN ANALYSIS OF THE SCRIPT!
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Production Concept Will Affect… Costumes Sets Props Casting Acting Choices Sound Marketing Every decision that needs to be made about the production/world of the play
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2 Types of Directors #1 - WORSHIPFUL Director is interpretive and attempts to be as faithful as possible to the play in staging it #2 - HERETICAL Director is a translator who attempts to be true to the spirit of the play but changes details
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Even being completely faithful to the script means you have a concept The director still needs to make choices about what themes, ideas, moods etc. will be emphasized
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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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