The Last Straw, produced by the Washington Square Players in New York City, is an excellent
one-act tragedy, based upon the psychological law of suggestion.
FRIEDRICH BAUER, janitor of the Bryn
MIENE, his wife
KARL, elder son, aged ten
I love you from someone whose love
you do not return.
My immediate expression would be a
cringe. I would also push them away
from me. My lip would be raised.
Verbal response: Sorry, um I dont
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3.04 Creating a Character
Directions: Complete the following questions and descriptions based on the character that you
have created by using your imagination. Make this character seem like a realistic p
2.10 Improvisation Observation Journal
Answer the questions for each video listed. You will need to refer back to the presentation for the list of
Guidelines for Improvisation.
Video #1: Dont Break Reality in Improvisational Comedy
1. In thi
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3.04 Character MOSS
(Motivation, Objective(s), Strategies, and Stakes)
Character of Study: Romeo from Romeo And Juliet: A High School Drama
Complete each of the following.
1. What is Romeos primary, or m
Directions: Use the chart below to analyze the characters in the play that you have read. The first two are completed based on the examples that were
provided in the presentation you viewed. Provi
3.01 Types of Characters
Directions: Read through the play. Identify each character as
protagonist, antagonist, or neither
round or flat
dynamic or static
a stereotype or stock character
Name of character
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School: Dallas County High School
3.03 Characterization Video Questions
Answer the questions below using complete sentences.
1. How does your background affect you and the characters you create?
1. Universal qualities of acting:
Energy: All theatrical performance requires physical, emotional and
Directed energy creates the quality we have come to call stage
Control: The actor must be in control of a performance.
1. Five elements of theatre:
Performer: It does not matter what you see (set, lights, props, etc.), the
actor/performer is the main element with whom we are connected to the world of
Spectator: Without an audience, theatre would not exist. T
The Yellow Boat
I would describe this play as very intense and emotional, and driven to all sorts of audiences,
young and old. The Yellow Boat, in essence, is a play that will touch the hearts of audiences if
performed by ac