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Unformatted text preview: 17:04 Theatre Exam 3 Lecture 10: • Elements of Jazz Aesthetics that were apparent in Sista Docta: o Improvisation o Call and response o Movement based o Memory laden o Poetic language • Important to understand performance context and indented audience (universities) • What is lost in just reading the text? o Audience becoming an active witness of the play • We left off with: “stupid statements”: o Is it unfair to call them stupid? Is it just for a knowing audience? o Is “be careful” an answer that opens up dialogue or cuts it off? – probably opens up dialogue o Some of the statements didn’t seem like misunderstandings o Written in the 1990’s, different time period on race, etc. • Theatre of the Oppressed Overview: o Developed in the 1950s by brazilian director Agusto Boal o Includes a variety of theatrical forms, workshops, and exercises (games) o Asserts that audience must be active (spect-actors) o Meant to empower audience to become educated and perhaps instigate social change •...
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This note was uploaded on 07/18/2011 for the course TD 301 taught by Professor Dvoskin during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '07