201 Class 9 Actors - THTR 201 THEATRE APPRECIATION February...

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THTR 201 – THEATRE APPRECIATION February 10, 2011 Actors
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Important Announcements Please secure tickets to the two Purdue Theatre productions being produced during the Spring 2011 semester. Information re: purchasing tickets can be found in the corresponding folder on Blackboard. Arabian Nights previews Thursday, February 17. The play opens Friday, February 18. There are 9 performances, including the preview. Do you have your ticket?
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Review from last class Can you answer the following questions? What is the basic story of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams? Who are the characters and how do they function? What is the meaning and significance of the recurring symbols found in the play? What is the play “ about ”? In other words, what are the ideas and themes expressed by the play? Can you conduct basic analysis of the text of
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Today’s Goals Understand the basic nature of acting Learn about the difference between pretending and being a character Discover the basic tools of the actor Understand how actors are trained Become familiar with the rehearsal process
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Why should I care about actors? I am not an actor. I don’t even know any actors. Who cares?
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Why should I care about actors? I am not an actor. I don’t even know any actors. Who cares? We are all actors. At one time or another, we all endeavor to make people believe something about us that is not true. We try to give artifice (that which is not real) the appearance of truth .
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Actors versus Performers Performers engage an audience without regard to
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course THTR 201 taught by Professor Joelebarb during the Spring '11 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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