Time and space o Organization o Idea of audience Theatre combines many forms A

Time and space o organization o idea of audience

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Time and spaceoOrganizationoIdea of audienceTheatre combines many formsA performing art:oUses ACTORS: performers (impersonate)Who say “I” and mean somebody other than themselvesoPerform in the presence of live audienceImmediate and ephemeralo(strong sense of now, and cannot be repeated exactly)Depends on action (stories and characters)To bind theatrical event ( virtual worlds and people)Virtual world is more intense and concentrated. Everything is palced and has meaning for the audience.oTransform through its own timeoNot a thing but a process(Relationships between actor, action, audience, time and space.oLifelike but not life. ART IS ARTIFICIAL SpacesoProscenium:Most popularArch or frame that separates state and auditoriumMost have rigging, can “Fly” scenery, and “trap” under stage.Creates “fourth wall”Seats face the stageThe main stage at UH: The Wortham
oThrust:Based on Elizabethan (Shakespearean) (Greek)No arch or frameChanges relationship to the audience.More intimateoArena-theatre in the round.Audience surrounds the playing spaceLess effects, more intimacyAll changes happen in full view of the audienceOriginally part of rituals.oOther spaces includeNon theatreFound spacesAdapted spacesBlack box (quintero)Drama Structure – Steps to a well-made playoDramatic structure involves the overall framework or method the playwright uses to organize the dramatic material and action.Basic play structure/Freytag’s triangleExposition – introduction of conflict – rising action – climax – falling action – resolution – recall actionExposition/PrologueoInformation that sets the sceneoWe meet characters and become familiar with what has happened up to the beginning of the playoWe are introduced to the plotPoint of attack/inciting the incident/introduction of conflictoThe conflict or problem the play is introduced at the point of attackoThe protagonist takes their first action against the conflict at the inciting incidentoThese can sometimes appear as the same eventRising action/complicationoThe protagonist tries t find ways to solve or end the conflict(discovery), but the conflict continues due to another obstacle (reversal)oThe antagonist may set up blocks which prevent the conflict from being solvedoThe plot does not resolve the conflictCrisis/climaxoThe moment in the play when the conflict is addressedoThe protagonist either succeeds or fails but the conflict is endedoAll moments of the play lead up to this pointoOften it is the point of the most tension for the audienceFalling action or denouement
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