alexis theater 4 - Theater Notes The Servant of Two Masters

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Theater Notes The Servant of Two Masters Farce is a genre; a type of comedy Farce is characterized by: o Broad, physical comedy o Outrageous or improbable situations o A fast-paced plot o High energy, silly, and/or absurd behavior November 3, 2009 Tartuffe Themes o Hypocrisy? o Reason vs. Passion? November 5, 2009 Directing Directing as a New Field o Directors, as we understand the position, are modern inventions o The Greek didaskalos (“teacher”) were playwright-directors o In Elizabethan times, the director did little but coordinate  movements and lines o The first modern director  was George II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen  (working around 1874-1890) The rise of Realism Attention to Detail In-depth character analysis Influenced Stanislavski o The Director’s Job Begins with script analysis Story and theme Characters Mood Time period History
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Etc. Also does structural analysis Language Structural points (point of attack, climax, etc.) Rhythm Act and Scene “French Scenes” “Beats” (Bits) After research, the director develops a production concept The director collaborates with the designers and production staff on expressing the production concept The designs are discussed, reworked, redone, rejected usually over several weeks After the production concept is settled, casting begins Casting is unfair to the actors Casting choices Cast to type Cast against type
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