Theatre 2100 Notes - Purposes&StrengthsofLivePerformance...

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Purposes & Strengths of Live Performance24/01/201314:23:00Storytelling:1. Theatre grows out of our natural desire to tell stories2. It’s the root of modern storytelling3. Film and TV are built from it4. Stage used as metaphor for life5. Theatre focuses on human storiesWe use stories to TeachoMorals, ideas, historyAsk QuestionsoOffer new ideasoChallenge audience opinionsEntertainoA place to laugh/be awedoStorytelling and spectacleCreate communityoFace to face interactionoA place to debate and enjoy ourselves collectively not as individualsoSimilarities to religion
Theatre and its Audience- Simple RelationshipActor + Audience = theatreThey react to each other in the moment Audience completes the event- Conventions“rules of the game”contractagree what is realoThe “willing suspension of disbelief”Conventions change- Presentational – a presentation is going on Non-realisticThe fourth wallActors “ignore” audience
The Production TeamThe Basics of Play reading24/01/2013 14:23:00Remember: a play is meant to be spoken aloudElements of PlayscriptsCast of characters (dramatis personae)Notes from playwrightLook at structure – understand the play one scene at a timeDialogue – spoken wordsStage directionsToast by Brian RotmanThe Production Team- A tightly organized group of people who work together to bring the play to life onstageArtistic DirectoroOversees all artistic elements of the companyoSuggests which play will be performedThe ProduceroFinance the ProductionBroadwayGroup of investorsCommunity TheatreVolunteer effortLocal businesses
OSUDepartmental supportBusiness ManageroFinancial life of the productionoOversees publicity/advertising/box officeHouse ManageroHouse vs. StageoComfort and safety of the audienceStage ManageroOversees all aspects of productionoMain information conduitoRuns rehearsals and runs the showDramaturgoBackground researchoIn house criticoAudience educationTechnical DirectoroImplement the designs oOversee Construction CrewsThe Production Schedule- Pre Production
Director/designer meetingsAuditionsoCattle call or open auditions, invite onlyoCallbacks- RehearsalsRead throughBlockingOff Book – memorize all lines- Tech Rehearsals to openingTechnical rehearsals: add lights, sounds, moving scenery, propsDress Rehearsal: add costumes, makeup and hairFinal Dress (preview)Opening NightStrike

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Term
Fall
Professor
DEKKER
Tags
Theatre, Ancient Greek theatre, stage

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