Notes - I Storytelling a Theatre grows out of our natural...

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I.Storytellinga.Theatre grows out of our natural desire to tell storiesb.It’s the root of modern storytellingc.Film and tv are built fromitd.Stage used as metaphor for lifee.Theatre focuses on human storiesII.We use stories too..a.Teacha.i.Morals, Ideas, Historyb.Ask questionsb.i.Offer new ideasb.ii.Challenge audience opinionsc.Entertainc.i.To laugh, be awedc.ii.Storytelling and spectacled.Create communityd.i.Face-to-face interaction importantd.ii.A place to debate and enjoy ourselves collectivelyd.iii.Similarities to religionIII. Theatre and its audiencea.A simple relationsa.i.Actor +audience= theatrea.ii.They react to each other in the momenta.iii.Audience completes the evenb.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…

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