Introduction to Theatre

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Introduction to Theatre Definitions of theatre Theatron – The seeing place Theatre is the act of seeing and being seen (seeing-audience, seen-actors) Theatre does not exist without an audience Requires actor, audience, and space Proscenium Arch – The arch above the stage Rows are in straight lines that all face towards the stage Proscenium Thrust – The stage ‘thrusts’ out in to the space Audience is arranged on 3 sides of the stage Much more 3 dimensional Arena/Theatre in the round – 360 degrees of seating around Blackbox Theatre – Square room with floor ceiling and walls all painted black. . The most intimate setting you see a play in. . Audience size is very small, usually 30-50. Flexible seating, can move around the stage and seats for different settings Aristotle – Extraordinary thinker and intellect Mimesis Large group of people getting together other than theatre : School, concerts, sports, clubs Director of a play versus Coach of a team – Director cant intervene during play like coaches can during games The willing suspension of disbelief – Participate in the illusion that what is happening is real, and is happening for the first time. Intro to Theatre Day 2
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