Class 11 - Directing

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    THEA 200 Directing
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Announcements The Violet Hour opens tomorrow. Buy tickets or sign up to usher at the Longstreet Theatre Box Office, M-F, 1:00-5:00 Performances of The Violet Hour will be at Drayton Hall Essay Questions and information for The Violet Hour will be posted on Blackboard by 2:00 tomorrow Midterm scores will be posted on Blackboard by Monday
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What is a director’s purpose? To unify all of the elements of a performance Everyone understands the play in the same way Everyone agrees on the goals for the play All of the elements that the audience sees or hears seem to fit together Acting, costumes, lights, sound, sets, props, etc.
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A Director’s Responsibilities Choose a play Analyze play Research Develop a “ Production Concept based on the text Work with designers Cast the show with actors Plan, schedule and coordinate rehearsals Rehearsal Opening Night QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Frank Galati at Steppenwolf in Chicago
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QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Choosing a play - what a director looks for Is this play exciting to me? Can I spend three months of my life thinking about this play? Will I have the resources to do this play? Who is the audience and will they enjoy/benefit from this play? Is this play relevant to the world we live in?
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Analyzing the Play as a Director Reading and re-reading (…and rereading) Emphasis on Characters and what they want from each other: Action, Objective, Obstacle, Subtext, Super-Objective, Beats Aristotle’s Elements - what elements are key to this play? In what way?
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Spine : the play’s main, dramatic action, wrapped up in a single statement, that will serve as a guide for the director
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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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