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The director in rehearsala.Their missiona.i.Making the concept live and breathe…a.i.1.Coachinga.i.2.Experimentinga.i.3.Creative environmentb.Their toolsb.i.Picturizationb.i.1.Create “still pictures”b.i.2.Like composition in photography
b.i.3.Reveal character/relationshipsb.ii.Stage movementb.ii.1.Movement and action tell the storyb.ii.2.Almost like a choreographerb.iii.Stage business—smaller gestures and movements actors makeb.iii.1.Small gesturesb.iii.2.Use of propsb.iii.3.Reveal characterb.iv.Line-readingb.iv.1.Emphasisb.iv.2.Meaningb.iv.3.Deliveryb.iv.4.Tone b.v.Emotional keyb.v.1.Intensityb.v.2.Scale of emotionsb.v.3.Suppression of emotionsb.vi.Tempo and rhythmb.vi.1.Rate: of speech and movementb.vi.2.Pause: in speech and actionb.vii.Devised theatreb.vii.1.Also called compositionsb.vii.2.New work, created collaborativelyb.vii.3.Starting with no script and we’re going to build it from the ground up as a groupb.vii.4.Actors and director write the play togetherb.vii.5.Start with single theme, prompt, image, idea, etc.b.vii.6.Often built through improve and gamesIII.Theatre spacesa.i.Space affects the performancea.ii.Size, proximity, arrangementa.iii.Theatre can happen in any space!b.Prosceniumb.i.Audience facing one directionb.ii.More sceneryb.iii.Less intimatec.Thrustc.i.Audience on three sidesc.ii.More sceneryc.iii.More intimate
d.Arenad.i.Audience surrounding the actiond.ii.Very little sceneryd.iii.Most intimatee.Alleye.i.Audience on 2 sidese.ii.Stage forms alleyf.Black boxf.i.Adaptable spacef.ii.Painted blackg.Foundg.i.Can be anywhereg.ii.Indoors or outdoorsg.iii.Incorporate surrounding environmentI.Comedya.Introduction & Purposesa.i.Our baser instinctsa.ii.Survival of the underdoga.iii.Balance & renewala.iv.Necessary to process the worldb.Comedy as serious businessb.i.Characters take themselves too seriously!--DWIGHTb.i.1.They shouldn’t know they’re in a comedy. b.ii.People acting out of placeb.iii.Comedy as “social corrective”b.iii.1.Way to say “don’t act like these people”b.iv.Good vs bad behaviorb.iv.1.Don’t be like these people. They’re making bad decisionsb.iv.2.At the same time saying “isn’t it kind of funny that they’re doing and saying this.”c.Tools of Comedyc.i.The basic toolsc.i.1.Repetition (Rule of 3’s)c.i.1.a.Things are funniest when they happen in triosc.i.2.Mistaken identity
c.i.2.a.Someone dressing like someone else or being mistaken as someone else and then playing off of thatc.i.2.b.Exaggerationc.i.2.b.i.Over exaggerate situations and reactionsc.i.2.c.Violencec.i.2.c.i.It’s funny to watch bad things happen to other peoplec.i.2.c.ii.Loony toons/road runnerc.i.2.d.Scatologyc.i.2.d.i.Poop, fart, sex jokesc.i.2.d.ii.Things about the human bodyc.i.3.