The director in rehearsal a Their mission ai Making the concept live and

The director in rehearsal a their mission ai making

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The director in rehearsal a. Their mission a.i. Making the concept live and breathe… a.i.1. Coaching a.i.2. Experimenting a.i.3. Creative environment b. Their tools b.i. Picturization b.i.1. Create “still pictures” b.i.2. Like composition in photography
b.i.3. Reveal character/relationships b.ii. Stage movement b.ii.1. Movement and action tell the story b.ii.2. Almost like a choreographer b.iii. Stage business—smaller gestures and movements actors make b.iii.1. Small gestures b.iii.2. Use of props b.iii.3. Reveal character b.iv. Line-reading b.iv.1. Emphasis b.iv.2. Meaning b.iv.3. Delivery b.iv.4. Tone b.v. Emotional key b.v.1. Intensity b.v.2. Scale of emotions b.v.3. Suppression of emotions b.vi. Tempo and rhythm b.vi.1. Rate: of speech and movement b.vi.2. Pause: in speech and action b.vii. Devised theatre b.vii.1. Also called compositions b.vii.2. New work, created collaboratively b.vii.3. Starting with no script and we’re going to build it from the ground up as a group b.vii.4. Actors and director write the play together b.vii.5. Start with single theme, prompt, image, idea, etc. b.vii.6. Often built through improve and games III. Theatre spaces a.i. Space affects the performance a.ii. Size, proximity, arrangement a.iii. Theatre can happen in any space! b. Proscenium b.i. Audience facing one direction b.ii. More scenery b.iii. Less intimate c. Thrust c.i. Audience on three sides c.ii. More scenery c.iii. More intimate
d. Arena d.i. Audience surrounding the action d.ii. Very little scenery d.iii. Most intimate e. Alley e.i. Audience on 2 sides e.ii. Stage forms alley f. Black box f.i. Adaptable space f.ii. Painted black g. Found g.i. Can be anywhere g.ii. Indoors or outdoors g.iii. Incorporate surrounding environment I. Comedy a. Introduction & Purposes a.i. Our baser instincts a.ii. Survival of the underdog a.iii. Balance & renewal a.iv. Necessary to process the world b. Comedy as serious business b.i. Characters take themselves too seriously!--DWIGHT b.i.1. They shouldn’t know they’re in a comedy. b.ii. People acting out of place b.iii. Comedy as “social corrective” b.iii.1. Way to say “don’t act like these people” b.iv. Good vs bad behavior b.iv.1. Don’t be like these people. They’re making bad decisions b.iv.2. At the same time saying “isn’t it kind of funny that they’re doing and saying this.” c. Tools of Comedy c.i. The basic tools c.i.1. Repetition (Rule of 3’s) c.i.1.a. Things are funniest when they happen in trios c.i.2. Mistaken identity
c.i.2.a. Someone dressing like someone else or being mistaken as someone else and then playing off of that c.i.2.b. Exaggeration c.i.2.b.i. Over exaggerate situations and reactions c.i.2.c. Violence c.i.2.c.i. It’s funny to watch bad things happen to other people c.i.2.c.ii. Loony toons/road runner c.i.2.d. Scatology c.i.2.d.i. Poop, fart, sex jokes c.i.2.d.ii. Things about the human body c.i.3.

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