This class has shown me the many different ways that theatre is integrated in our
everyday lives. It has pointed out all the different roles we play in society which has allowed me
to become consciously aware of the different roles I play, and if
About the Stage
The portion of a proscenium stage that falls between the
main curtain and the audience; also called the f
How to Write a Play Review
A review is an evaluation of a performance of a play. It should contain five paragraphs.
Paragraph 1 - The Basics
Include the answers to the five W's : 1) Who? [the playwright, director, actors] 2) What? [the
title of the play]
The autobiography of you character should be written in the first person (I, me, mine) for immediate personalization of your
exploration. Third person (he/she, him/her, hers/his) creates a separation from the character. As you writ
What Makes Theatre So Cool?
A Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare
Theatre is Immediate! Its all right there in front of you, really happening in this room.
Theatre is Ephemeral. The audience affects the performance! The actors can hear you
Music, in this sense, refers to the fluidity of the language. Is there a rhythm to it, is it in
verse, is it quick and choppy?
Give me your hands, if we be friends, and Robin shall restore amends. A Midsummer
Nights Dream (fluid) vs
Kate Asses are made to
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
A typical vaudeville show consisted of animal acts, short plays, juggling, revues,
acrobatics, magic shows, singing, all giving it the name variety theatre.
Varieties developed out of saloons that needed to entertain their patrons while
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
Co-founder of the NAACP
Believed that African-Americans had a responsibility to make art that was political in
nature, taking on the injustices they faced in the world around them. He believed
that making art for its own sake was a waste of