Theater Appreciation Notes 4

Theater Appreciation Notes 4 - Things in parenthesis are by...

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October 27, 2009 Lecture (POST EXAM 1) (Continuation) -Director responsibilities o Things director must keep in mind when developing a play: Style Mood – feeling or emotions generated from the clash of forces in the dramatic action. Tempo – The changing rates or beats of the dramatic action. Idea -Exercise that any director and actor has to do o Script Analysis Example Script: Hamlet Bernardo: Who’s There? Francisco: Nay, answer me. Stand and unfold yourself. Bernardo: Long live the King! Francisco: Bernardo? Bernardo: He. Francisco: You come most carefully upon your hour. Bernardo: “Tis now struck twelve; get thee to bed, Francisco. Francisco: For this relief much thanks. “Tis bitter cold. And I am sick at heart. Bernardo: Have you had quiet guard? Francisco: Not a mouse stirring. Bernardo: Well, good night. If you do meet Horatio and Marcellus, The rivals of my watch, bid them make haste.
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If script is under copyright, must use every syllable.
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Unformatted text preview: Things in parenthesis are by preceding directors, or playwrights. If play copyrights are expired, called public domain. Hamlet is a public domain. We all own it. We can do anything we want to the words. Remember triangle? Refer to script. Look at the facts o It is 12 midnight. (good night is only a clue. Does not prove.) o It is absolutely quiet. (Not a mouse stirring) o Francisco is a guard (at his post) o Bernardo is a guard (Thanks for this relief) o It is cold (bitter cold) o The king has died (long live the king) o Francisco is anxious (I am sick at heart) o Bernardo is scared (clue bid them make haste) o Something is wrong (clue you come most carefully at your hour) What kind of people would the king hire to be his guard? What are indicators that something is wrong? Dwell on the idea of the characteristics of a guard, a highly skilled guard, and tell me what you see being wrong....
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