Test 5 Notes
1. Oklahoma! (Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein)
a. Cast of Characters:
i. Curley: cowboy in love with Laurie
ii. Laurie: Aunt Ellers niece
iii. Jud: hired hand on Aunt Ellers farm; dangerous
iv. Aunt Eller: Lauries aunt
v. Ado Anni
Not a play about watching, it is about gaining an appreciation.
RSC is producing/performing the play in Denver.
Costumes fit the time period.
Rehearsal props are used.
Got the name for Act II from the play In the
Oklahoma, Les Miserables and Spring Awakening preparation
and sample questions.
Once you feel comfortable with your preparation and sample questions, take the D2L quiz. You
will have 15 minutes to answer 15 questions.
Oklahoma (Richard Rodgers and Oscar H
Produced by Broomhill Opera Company and South African churches.
This opera is told in different languages, which leads to the audience needing to interpret the
Play is done in four languages, the main one
Name Recognition Notes
o Name recognition
Recognition = credibility (product is good) = box office.
o Playwrights and plays: 1890-2016 (Modern Theatre)
Henrik Ibsen 1890; Norwegian
Father of modern theatre drama.
Ushered realist movement.
Far From the Madding Crowd Notes
Symbolism in characters names: Bashiba from the Bible, the woman who is in love with her
vanity; Gabriel Oak the angel (good - Gabriel) and strong (oak).
Theme: catastrophe can strike at any time.
Our Town Notes
Epic designed to teach a lesson. Sometimes you need to remove distractions to teach a lesson.
Day 1: 03/18/16
First Act: May 7, 1901
Scenery for those who think they need it.
Doc Gibbs dies.
Joe (paper boy).
Why interruptions? Ae
Bring hard copies of both interviews to class. In addition, do not forget your script.
The first is an interview manuscript from PBS The News Hour with Jim Lehrer
ELIZABETH FARNSWORTH: Paula Vogel and her play, "How I Learned to Drive" won this
The Emperors New Clothes
Hello Good People,
Here is your listening exercise. Before you begin, please run a hard copy of this document so
that you can follow the characters.
Listen for details. Focus on the words. Learn each character and the specifics of
Oklahoma, Les Miserables and Spring Awakening preparation and
It is recommended that you prepare both the preparation and the sample
questions prior to our class on that musical. Our class order will be
Oklahoma, Les Miserables and Sprin
Tantalus Notes- Day 1 (Monday)
Tantalus is a reference to Trojan War (over 3,000 years old)
Royal Shakespeare Company Denver, CO to produce a play never done before
Used Nerf football as a prop
Oracle of Zeus
11 AM Class
The Mysteries Notes
Most of the play is not in English
Play is in 4 languages
Main language is in Zulu/Africanis
Broomhill Opera Company produced play
Communicate with audience using light
Use fire and lighting to introduce
1. During the late 1960s into current day, disability has begun to be viewed in a much more
accepted manner than earlier times. The rise of activism greatly triggered legislation and
reform to include the disabled in the goings o
Here are the questions that we explored in class with your groups.
How I learned to Drive
What type of plot structure is used?
What are the themes?
What is the genre?
List 3 symbols used in the play
At one point, Vogel shifted our empathy away form Lil B
Theatre Practice Test
1. Non- Traditional: Black Box, Environmental, Found
2. Aristotelian Elements: Character, Plot, Language, Music, Spectacle, Thought
3. Point of Attack: The point in the story where the playwright begins to dramatize the acti
Q: Does Vogel feel that men are incapable of creating a great depiction of women characters? A:
Q: How many female playwrights were represented on Broadway last season? A: Just One
Q: What did Vogel fe
Story of Trojan war 300 years
Timeless in their nature
Rehearsal crops use of a football suppose to be an egg
In the beginning john Barton(writer)
life hasnt change in 5 thousand years TIMELESS
director- Mick Gordon
The Mysteries Notes
First man God
On the sticks- sin from heaven
Lucifer- devil was an Angel first
Dont touch my thrown
sent Lucifer to Hell
world is being created by God
Everybody looked in the box and found man
God gave him brea