THE 1000 ch 1 spring 2010

THE 1000 ch 1 spring 2010 - Chu on this. Recently, a...

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Chu on this… Recently, a Belgian theatre troupe opened a production entitled, Once and for All We’re Gonna Tell You Who We Are So Shut Up and Listen . The theme of the show is very much a darker look into the lives of High School students, the polar opposite of High School the Musical parts 1-3. This production deals with more than just the angry adolescent, and touches on subjects like sexual awakenings and alcohol consumption. Seeing as how most of you have just come from high school, what do you think? Are there any other non-cliché high school themes that you think should be addressed? Do you think the lifestyle of the high school student is passe?
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Chapter 1: The Nature of Theatre • Origins in ritual practices • Theatre as a form is at least 2500 years old Authors of The Essential Theatre, Eighth Edition
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• The role/function of Theatre in society has fluctuated over time Examples: • Theatre as religious activity • Theatre as traveling performance • Theatre as entertainment • The value and respectability of Theatre has been a matter of debate Examples: • Theatre forbidden/banned as a form of lying • Theatre as a truthful reflection of human behavior
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What is the role/function of Theatre in your society today? 2. How does live Theatre performance differ from mediated performance forms such as film and television? 3. Do you consider Theatre to be a form of lying or a reflection of truth? Why? 4.
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