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Unformatted text preview: Theater Appreciation 9/24/08 The first Jameson Project show is coming up. Reserve Tickets beforehand. Paul and Joey’s Adventure (Tape by Stephen Belber) Character: likeable, identify with, etc. Action/Plot: Physical action, cause and effect Ideas/Themes: regret, revenge, rape, guilt, betrayal, perception, friendship Language: very specific to the guys; caused the action Music and Spectacle: tape recorder playing, violence The D i r ec tor : H i s t or i cal V i e w : Greek Plays were staged by the playwrights Didaskalos: teacher Medieval Period The master (pageant master), much like the role off the producer European Theater Leading actor, often the owner Commedia leading actor explaining relationships Selecting Lazzi (“Latzi”): routines, acting bits getting props Playwrights performed directional tasks 18 th and 19 th century Audiences longing for classical play revivals Directors were anonymous; didn’t direct as an art form Late 19 th century developments T he M odern D i rec...
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- Fall '10
- Theatre, late 19th century, modern director, Commedia leading actor