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Theater App Exam 1 20/10/2009 16:51:00 Plays Hamlet: Characters -Hamlet (Prince of Denmark) -Claudius (King of Denmark) -Gertrude (Queen of Denmark) -Polonius (Lord Chamberlain) -Horatio (Hamlet’s close friend) -Ophelia (Polonius’s daughter) -Laertes (Polonius’s son) -Marcellus and Bernardo (Officers) My Italy Story: “moment of play” During Rudy’s funeral not at the wine moment -If we can all get together at a funeral then why not at other times -The things we argue over are trivial, and yet they greatly impact our lives -The importance of money over… “family” Fly: -What was the point of the tap dancer? Internalization of the characters; What the character is feeling underneath -Griot : Story teller in Western Africa who perpetuates the oral tradition Wondering “what is that about?” -“If I can dream it I can be it”: Takeaway line of this play -Isn’t just about good people and bad people, its more complex than that: The white pilot realized that he doesn’t deserve the protection by other flyers (the stuff he’s done in his past) -Voice of Obama: the hand and voice together? Or just the hand? Hearing the voice was one step too far…The president stole the show -New York Times: “Lets get to the point, the play blew me away” -“They make the killing look like a lot of fun”
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Lecture Notes
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* Theater - is an event that requires an actor/audience relationship and agreement in a momentary suspension of disbelief of an imaginary circumstance. (Playwrite=WRONG) *Without these people, theater can’t happen: one actor to one audience member -The Play is the physical script on paper -The Production is the manifestation of the script, the actual performance -Actors - create an event that is compelling, we allow ourselves to suspend our disbelief -Cave drawings- earliest tangible evidence of theater, form of storytelling -We need theater because: Education - to teach/gain knowledge, share ideas Entertainment - to escape reality Enlightenment - awareness of our place in our community, seeking something bigger Theater enhances life **Theater is a action not a location *Theater is an event that requires an actor/audience relationship/agreement in a momentary suspension of disbelief of an imaginary circumstance. Live performance (not TV or film) Audience  Actor : Playwright Director Designers Producers- looks over everything
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Critics- role is to inform * Actors : What two attributes do actors need? 1. Talent- Develop and nurture their talent, are capable to be great actor 2. Chutzpa- determination, endurance, drive, persistence -2 Realms of Theater: Real World and Training *Real World - Audition Sides- prepared scenes for an audition Prepared Monologues (at an imaginary person or to the audition, outward directed) Soliloquy- expression of an internal struggle 2 tools: 1. Resume
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course THEATER AP 101 taught by Professor Mancuso during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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