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THEATER APPS: EXAM 2 Director -Role: not so much by what he or she does but for what he or she is responsible for. -Director is responsible for 4 things: Idea- summary statement of what the play has to say Mood- feeling or emotion generated from the clash of forces in the dramatic action o Director has to figure out what is the mood here? Tempo- the changing rates or beats of the dramatic actors o How quickly moments are unfolding but play in entirely. How to make transitions quick but also enhance theatricality of story telling. Style- individualization of the art form Script Analysis: Facts!!! Idea Character Dramatic Action Given Circumstances *Hamlet: Act 1 Scene One Bernardo: Who’s there? Francisco: Nay, answer me. Stand and unfold yourself. Bernardo: Long live the King!
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THEATER APPS: EXAM 2 Francisco: Bernardo? Bernardo: He. Francisco: You come most carefully upon your hour. Bernardo: ‘Tis now struck twelve; get thee to bed, Francisco. Francisco: For this relief much thanks. ‘Tis bitter cold. And I am sick at heart. Bernardo: Have you had quiet guard? Francisco: Not a mouse stirring. Bernardo: Well, good night. IF you do meet Horatio and Marcellus, The rivals of my watch, bid them make haste. -Facts: It’s the start of the play, its nighttime, it’s cold and dead quiet, watch guards, Bernardo and Francisco knows Horatio and Marcellus Parenthetical phrase : stage direction: Primary source: playwright and first professional production (director) Director doesn’t have to follow stage directions from script that isn’t current and is in public domain. If it is current and copyright exists and within generations of his/her heirs, playwright can order cease and desist. -The wrong person (Bernardo) starts he play. This is a indicator as a director that something is wrong must be able to translate that to the audience. -The guards are emotionally unstable, and that Bernardo snuck up and spooked Francisco. This translates to these guards are not fit to serve the king. -Many subtexts within the first page. Stage Manager Makes sure daily stuff (show going up, show happening like it should) happens
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THEATER APPS: EXAM 2 2 major duties of the show: o Call the cues o Enhance working studies; the stage manager is acting under the same capacity of the director excluding one exception: Stage manager can not interpret the play. Trained stage manager should be able to step in and immediately take over if the head stage manager isn’t there. Responsible for o Coordination of technical activities of production o Including but not limited to the creation of the prompt book * Prompt Book Stage manager adds one page of script to each page Leaves lots of room for notes in the margin Blocking- left page in the book o Reverse understudies 1) Swing o Writing down directors notes as they pertain to the right side of the page
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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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