Review for Theatre March 15 - Theatre Review 2\/3 Drake Union-houses the Dept of Theatre at OSU-PAD-Thurber Theatre(proscenium arch 600 pple-Roy Bowen

Review for Theatre March 15 - Theatre Review 2/3 Drake...

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Theatre Review 2/3 Drake Union -houses the Dept. of Theatre at OSU -PAD -Thurber Theatre (proscenium arch) 600 pple -Roy Bowen Theatre (thrust stage) 250 persons -Mount Hall Studio Theater (black box) 80 persons -New Works Laboratory-Lab theatre 30 persons -Design Studios (scenic/costume/lighting) 2/7 Sarah Ruhl and Contemporary Theatre -Brecht-think not feel/alienate audience/history to comment on present -Beckett/Absurdism-bizarre situations (characters stuck in) -circular static plots, nothing really happens -sparse language -contemporary theatre is adaptation of novels/history literature -non traditional movement, use of clowning, mime, acrobatics -physical acting styles, like viewpoints, space, story, time, emotion, movement, shape -often combined with classical theatre -puppetry-fantasy worlds -film and video-contrast reality vs screen reality -film adaptations -Sarah Ruhl-uses blends of styles/realistic/myth into present/male vs females/ challenging use of design -Clean house-theme was comedy and jokes, examination of family, very popular play for regional and professional theatre 2/9 The Actor -Preparation-analyze the script character -given circumstances -what does character do/say want? -what do others think of character? -Actor training/rehearsal process experimentation then selection improvisation/curiosity/stamina/willing to fail -performance-energy/in the moment/know the space/feed off eachother/proxomity to audience -tools-BODY/VOICE/MIND-flexibility/projection/articulation/emotion/movement/melody/ inflection

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