Intro Theatre

Intro Theatre - Test#2 12:01:00 ← history of Directors...

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Unformatted text preview: Test #2 14/01/2008 12:01:00 ← history of Directors • Didakskalos o Playwright director in Ancient Greece o Greatest amount of control over production (absolute power) • Actor Managers o Manager of the company • Playwright Managers • Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (1826-1914) o Ruler of small German state o “star-system”- production is affected the most by the actor o Ensemble- treated everyone equally o Rehearsal periods required lengthy rehearsal periods o Psychological standpoint of the character from the Actor o Julius Casear (1874) Starting point of Modern Theatre o (1874-1890) traveled Europe and did 2,600 performances, and 41 plays • Stanislavsky o Realism, must feel real to the actor, so that the audience believes him o Modern director most powerful director or whoever has the most money • Before Rehearsals o Read play, study it o Script analysis o Structural analysis, what is the structure of the play Beat- Change in mood or motivation in a play French scene-physical change, someone new comes on stage o The production concept The core from which everything else comes from Interpretive or conceptual Reductive • Diminishes the idea of the play to a simpler level • Casting o Casting to type Casting a person that physically looks like the character o Casting against type Casting an old woman for a young woman roles o Gender-neutral Whoever is the best actor, no matter the sex for the role o Gender Blind o Cross-gender casting Cloud nine Specifically casting cross-gender roles for a reason o Race or color-blind casting Controversial, ignores race and awards roles solely on the talent of the actor The Wilson-Brustein Debate Wilson said color-blind casting is wrong, covers up that their aren’t enough plays about black people’s struggle • Rehearsal o Blocking and focus Blocking is the physical movement of the actor Focus is having the audience focus on the right parts of the play Triangulation is having three people on stage and how their bodieas are arranged ← Renaissance • Nothing about religion • Only men were actors • All social classes allowed to go ← End of Jacobean Theatre • Charles I (on Throne 1625-1649) o “Divine Right of Kings” Only person above the King is God o Protestant Parliament vs. Charles and his Ffrenh Roman Catholic Wife o Charles accused of treason, arrested, and publicly beheaded • Theatrical Interregnum o Commonwealth of England created o Oliver Cromwell appointed Lord Protector of England o Theatres destroyed, closed down, and banned in the Commonwealth • 1660: Restoration...
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