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But characters always act on what they want the most

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But characters always act on what they want the most at any given time Never trust what a character says, only what they do Actors are interested in verbs (to hit, to tickle, to push…) Choosing verbs that take place above the neck are boring to watch William Ball and the 3-Part Objective The Verb (from the neck down) The Intended Receiver The Desired Response (the NOUN want) I want to do something to someone so something will happen Beat - length of time it takes for a character to achieve or abandon their objective Actor’s beat is different than a playwright’s beat Key Concepts: Difference between Traditional Literature and Dramatic Literature Selectivity, Arrangement, and Enhancement Constantin Stanislavski Needs v. Wants 3-Part Objectives 5 September 2018 Climax We come to all the arts in order to have an emotional experience Theatron - “seeing place” but for whom? For the audience Without the audience it is simply, it is only, it is merely a rehearsal The climax is the moment of greatest emotional intensity for the audience
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  • Spring '14
  • Ann-MarieKaufman
  • Drama, Want, dramatic literature

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