Full notes - 10-17 - I Storytelling a Theatre grows out of our natural desire to tell stories b Its the root of modern storytelling c Film and tv are

Full notes - 10-17 - I Storytelling a Theatre grows out of...

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I. Storytelling a. Theatre grows out of our natural desire to tell stories b. It’s the root of modern storytelling c. Film and tv are built fromit d. Stage used as metaphor for life e. Theatre focuses on human stories II. We use stories too.. a. Teach a.i. Morals, Ideas, History b. Ask questions b.i. Offer new ideas b.ii. Challenge audience opinions c. Entertain c.i. To laugh, be awed c.ii. Storytelling and spectacle d. Create community d.i. Face-to-face interaction important d.ii. A place to debate and enjoy ourselves collectively d.iii. Similarities to religion III. Theatre and its audience a. A simple relations a.i. Actor +audience= theatre a.ii. They react to each other in the moment a.iii. Audience completes the even b.Conventionsb.i.“Rules of the game”b.ii.Contractb.iii.Agree what is real- “the wiling suspension of disbelief”b.iv.Conventions changePLAY READING BASICS (not tested on)I.Remember: a play is meant to be spoken aloudII.Elements of play scripts:a.Cast of characters (dramatis personae)b.Notes from the playwright?c.Look at structure-understand the play one scene at a timed.Dialogue- spoken wordse.Stage directionsTrue Beauty, by Max GlennDiscuss with a partner…How would you describe each character? How they stand out from one another?
What are the tragic elements of this playWhat are the comic elements of it?What is the overall metaphor for the play? What is it saying? I. The Production Team a. How many people create a theatre production? b. Definition: a tightly organized group of people who work together to bring the play to life onstage. c. Artistic Director - c.i. Oversees all artistic elements of the company c.ii. Suggests/determines the season d. The Producer d.i. Finance the production d.i.1. Broadway d.i.1.a. group of investors d.i.2. Community Theatre d.i.2.a. Volunteer effort d.i.2.b. Local businesses d.i.3. OSU d.i.3.a. Departmental support e. Business Manager e.i. Financial life of the production e.ii. Oversees publicity/ advertising/ box office f. House Manager f.i. House vs. stage f.ii. Comfort and safety of the audience g. Stage Manager g.i. Oversees all aspects of production g.ii. Main information conduit g.iii. Runs rehearsals and runs the show h. Dramaturg h.i. Background research h.ii. In-house critic h.iii. Audience education i. Technical director i.i. Implement the designs i.ii. Oversee construction and run crews II. The Production Schedule (from page to stage…) a. Pre-production a.i. Director and designer meetings a.ii. Auditions a.ii.1. “Cattle call”
a.ii.2. Invited a.iii. Callbacks b. Rehearsals b.i. Read-through b.ii. Blocking – where to walk b.iii. “off book”- no longer to carry script anymore. Totally memorized c. Tech Rehearsals to opening c.i. Technical Rehearsals c.i.1. Add lights, sound, moving scenery, props c.ii. Dress Rehearsals c.ii.1. Add costumes, makeup, hair c.iii. Final Dress (Preview) c.iv. Opening night c.v. Strike I. Euripedes (480-406 BC) & Bacchae a. Wrote 90+ okays—only 19 survived b. Won Dionysus play competition c.

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