TAR 100 Midterm Review Fall 2011

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T AR 100 A CTING FOR THE G ENERAL C OLLEGE S TUDENT D2L Midterm Review—Fall 2011 ART is the professional training company of the U of A’s School of Theatre Arts. ART stands for Arizona Repertory Theatre. Why play theater games in workshop? · Learn each other’s names · Break through social inhibitions · Become a cohesive, creative group FOR THE FOLLOWING 8 TOPICS, SEE READING SELECTION 1 1. Emotional Acting - The actor creates within him or herself the emotions and pas- sions of a character he or she is playing. “Living the Role” 2. Technical Acting - The actor presents the outward, physical and vocal details of him or her character’s emotions, without any personal emotional involvement. 3. Character Acting - The actor disguises his everyday personality in the physical and emotional traits of the character he or she is playing. 4. Personality Acting - The actor consistently plays a recognizable version of him- self or herself. 5. Representational Acting - Strives to give the illusion of reality, as though the char- acters are living their lives unaware of the audience’s presence. 6. Fourth Wall - Part of the representational acting, it is the imaginary wall between the actors and the audience, creating the illusion that audience is witnessing the play without the characters knowledge. 7. Presentational Acting - “Breaks” the fourth wall, as actors turn and acknowledge the presence of the audience, addressing the audience directly. Often seen in mu- sicals. 8. “The Illusion of the 1 st Time” - Make it seem like it is happening for the first time to the audience. The Actor’s Instrument is the Actor:
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Unlike many other artists, the actor has only his body and his voice to convey his art to his audience, they are the main tools of his trade, and training the body and voice is es- sential to the effectiveness of an actor’s work. Physical training for actors typically includes: Tumbling/Gymnastics Dance/Movement Stage Combat It can also include horseback riding and competitive sports The Skeleton (SEE Plate 10, READING SELECTION 2) · The Axial Skeleton is the structural “central support”. It includes the skull, verteb- rae (spine), ribs, sternum, and hyoid bone.
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