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Notes 8.27.10 - Actors and humanity simulation and reality...

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Drama 116 8/27/10 Theatre - a performance that places human experience before a group of people- an audience- in the present moment. For theatre to happen, two groups of people, actors and audience, must come together at a certain time in a certain place. Theatre is one of the most immediate ways of experiencing another’s concept of life- of what it means to be human. This makes it different from all other forms of art. Theatre is a living art form, continually before us in the present time until that final moment of the play. Four parallels between theatre and life
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Unformatted text preview: : Actors and humanity, simulation and reality, rehearsal and spontaneity, audiences and society. Shakespeare: “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.” Theatre creates an illusion that we are sharing an experience with others for the first time. Theatre’s Space Theatron : “seeing place” or special place. Three basic components of theatre : Audience, Actor Action Two basic components of theatre space : Audience and stage. Thespis : the first actor (Greece). Hypokrites: The ‘answerer”...
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