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Tiffany Hott THE 191 Rehearsal Response Due 3/1/2011 Before I experienced the rehearsal, I really did not have any prior rehearsal knowledge or experience. I have never been in a play, nor have I watched any rehearsals. I suppose I had the expectation that the actors would be going through different scenes of the play in normal clothing, acting the scenes out and each actor individually reading from a script book—but this expectation probably came from movies I’ve watched that depict play rehearsals. Nonetheless, this thought shaped my expectation of the rehearsal because it was the only idea I had about them. The kind of rehearsal we witnessed is called “staging rehearsal.” The book states, “In musical theatre, staging is closely related to choreography” (Wainscott, and Fletcher 157). Choreography is exactly what we watched. In our rehearsal, four back-up dancers were learning the choreography for a song that will be sung in the middle of the play. We can also identify this rehearsal as a staging rehearsal because the dancers were actively learning the moves, not just discussing the play like in a “Read-through” stage of rehearsal. Some characteristics of a
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