Theater Appreciation - Final

Theater Appreciation - Final - THEATER APPRECIATION FINAL...

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THEATER APPRECIATION FINAL NOTES Class 1- 10.27 Class 2- 10.29 Class 3- 11.3 - Stage Manager: “conducts the piece by calling the cues”. o Person to go to when something doesn’t happen as planned. o Go ---> standby ---> warning o The book can be handed to any stage manager o Role: Rehearse understudy Act as a director in every way but one: the stage manager can’t change from what he/she has chosen for the play. Mouthpiece for the director. o Without the prompt book the production is in trouble. - Understudy: (the person doing the role is more famous) o swing o on-call MacHomer - weakest voice: Homer - the song at the end - the music at the beginning: description of what the show is going to be about. - Not a show of Macbeth with simpson voices. - Question asked: who saw simpson last week?
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- There wasn’t an insight/point - Fog - Didn’t seem like something meant to be done in theater but seemed like an entertaining __________ (I can’t read my handwriting) - Attempt to keep it up to date o John and Kate plus 8 o Health care. Class 4- 11.5 - On Tuesday, special guest: Joe Discher (associate artistic director for the Shakespeare Theater of NJ) o Joe started at the company as an intern and over several years he rose to the second highest position of the company o Responsible for casting (the shows he directs and other shows) o ~ $4 million - November 19 th , in class performance: Castle o Series of 4 to 5 people speaking (with scripts) o Collage of speaking o Telling you what they have gone through. Very farfetched. o Everything they say happened to them. (correctional facility in NY) - What do we see? Take for granted? - Goal of training is to make acting real - There are many ways of telling a story:
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o Through abstract, shapes o Expressionistic/ stylistic: see something through a more open mid - Most of our artistic diet is found in realism o Late 1800s: several styles of heightened exaggerated behavior Melodrama: one of the more accessible styles Many different definitions Heightened, and exaggerated. Before T.V.: the only thing you had was live acting - Constantine Stanisloski : developed a system of actor training known as the method o Early 20 th century first of the four books o Second one comes out in the early 30s o Fourth book came out in 1961 The first two books tended to stress the development of emotional life. (truthful emotional life) Did not spend a lot of time developing the body and the voice. o
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course THEATER 965:211 taught by Professor Jones during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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Theater Appreciation - Final - THEATER APPRECIATION FINAL...

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