Evolution of the director
The function of the director has always been present in one way or
another, even though we havent always called them that
Greece the Choregus was the guy in charge of rehearsing the
actors (and paying the bills!)
1. According to legendary director Peter Brook, what are the basic requirements for
an act of theatre to be engaged?
2. Chideya asks Smith if she thinks that art should be linked to politics and protest.
What is the Baudelaire quote that Smith references
Being an audience member for a live performance being filmed has many
advantages and also many disadvantages. Like the director, Trevor Nunn, said, in a
film, you can capture the detail and intensity of the performance. Everything is
absolutely clear. Det
So this Greek dude named Aristotle-philosopher really- decided to describe and define
the theatrical arts. He came up with six main elements shared by all theatre:
Plot is not just what happens in the play. Plot also takes into account
The concert tradition goes back 400 years. Before then music was primarily part
of religious/ritual ceremonies. Concerts were developed in the Renaissance.
When the working class grew, the instrumental concerts that were considered for
Ever since I was young, Peter Pan has always been my favorite story. Just the
idea of a boy who has the ability to fly and fight evil at such a young age gives every
little boy something to look up to. I was born in India and I moved to the United States
What is Performance Studies?
Its the study of performance. Duh
But its more than learning how to act or paint, its learning WHY we act that way or
WHY we paint with that tool.
Performance Studies is the artistic version of the study of the evolution of hu
Prologue and Epilogue- The summarizing speeches that set-up and wrap-up a play.
Character- Certain characters deliver the key elements of or clues about the
Climax- The event that causes the protagonist the most stress is normally an
Shakespeare Behind Bars
A program that goes into medium security prisons and stages full productions of
Shakespeare plays with inmates in order to rehabilitate them and work through
issues surrounding their incarceration and eventual reintegration into s
Theatre artists have been searching for non-traditional spaces for quite some time.
Parks, warehouses, public bathrooms (!) have all been used as found performance
Some Design Components
Line, Dimension, Movement
Line: Defines Form