Oct 24th Class Note (class before mid-term) Artistic Expression - Theater can be a living art form. - Can it? What does it mean by a living art form? Theater as a living art form - Fusion of storytelling and art (have to physically be there) - Art separat
Only 10 out of 48 of current Broadway shows arent musicals
Why are musicals so popular?
o Popularity based on the fusion of 3 elements
Formally and informally dance is also a part of our lives
o Fuses all the
- Center of professional theater in the United States
- Shows presented in one of the 40 large theaters with 500+ seats located in
the theater district
- Generally attracts the finest writers, performers, and technicians
- Successful shows on Bro
What is theater?
Theater: US spelling, Broadway, NY times
Theatre: British Spelling, mostly regarding classical theater (e.g. Shakespeare / classical
What is theater?
A man walks across an empty space, whist someone elses watching him, an
A picture is worth one thousand words.
Visually absorb more than we can articulate.
Our brain visually absorbs more than we can articulate.
4 Design types
3 keys to understandin
1. Playwright ()
Craftsman molds and shapes the play.
- Work begins after the script is written
- Several drafts are required.
- Its not written to be read but perform
- R&D readings and workshops
- Ultimate creative arti
- The safe illusion of acts of violence on stage
- Safety ALWAYS comes first
Brandon Lee, son of martial artists specialist: Bruce Lee
- The safe illusion of acts of violence on stage
Its not real its an illusion!
Fine Line shou
The first Jameson Project show is coming up. Reserve Tickets beforehand.
Paul and Joeys Adventure (Tape by Stephen Belber)
Character: likeable, identify with, etc.
Action/Plot: Physical action, cause and effect
Cloud Tectonics by Jose Rivera
Grew up on Long Island
Studied with Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Screenwriter of The Motorcycle Diaries
Lives in L.A.
Cloud Tectonics written in 1995
Magical Realism: a mixtur
Th e a t e r A p pr e c i a t i
10 / 2 7 / 0
Mi d t e r m M a k e u p
Su n. , N o v e m b e r 2, 2: 3 0 p m , Ar t Hi s t o r y 1 0 0 , Se e Al a i n a .
Ge n r e s :
C a t e g o r y o f s o m e a r t i s t i c , m u s i c a l , o r li t e r a r y c
*Georg II, the Duke of SaxeMeiningen (director)
Promoted unity in design
light used to contour
Edward Gordon Craig
Used nonrepresentational screens as a staging device (abstract)
Th e a t e r A ppr e c i a t i
Wh a t is t h e a t e r ?
A m a n w a l k s a c r o s s ( a n e m p t y s p a c e w h i l s t s o m e o n e e l s e i s
wa t c h i n g h i m , a n d t h i s is all t h a t is n e e d e d f o r a n ac t o f t h e
Final: 12/10: N-Z, 12/19: 12pm, A-M
Extra Credit Papers are due 12/10. No papers will be accepted after that.
o Cabaret Theater Crimes of the Heart
o Livingston Theater Company The Wiz
Acting Part III
Final Jameson Project this week
Final Exam: 12/10: N through Z (last day for extra credit)
12/19: 12pm, A through M
o Cabaret Theater, Crimes of the Heart: 12/5, 12/6, 12/7
o Livingston Theater: The Wi
Costumes: Normal clothing [set in modern time]
Garbage Cans everywhere that are moved and can spin.
Actors can climb the trashcans
Moving stage, sometimes the junkyard, sometimes the library, sometimes Saras house,
mayors office, somet
Famous Record Producer:
- Quincy Jones
- George Martin
- Show idea development
- Go-between TV Network and production company
- Coordinate all phases of movie production including
Theater can be a living art form
- Fusion of storytelling and art
- Art separated human beings from animals
- Theater lasts only while it lasts
- Mind and heart equally touched
Audience is challenged
- Category of artistic composition marked by distinctive style
- Genres are becoming more difficult to classify
Types of Genre:
o A play of happy nature, lightness of spirit, and amusing dialogue
o Primary purpose is laughter
o 3 Ele
Nov 28th Note Extra credit: Holiday Jubilee December 6th -16th Student ticket 15 Submit after Dec 3rd Raisin in the sun - 50 years ago - First time with African on stage - Working class family in Chicago - Life insurance check - Neighborhood: president Be
Nov 26 Note Musicals Broadway Musical - Most popular form of Broadway show Broadway show - Only 8 out of 48 shows currently running on Broadway are not musicals The Anarchist The Assembled Parties Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Why are musicals so popular? Fusion
Nov 19th Note Extra Credit for Knock me a kiss Character empathy most 1st page Empathy least 2nd page Guest Speaker Bill Bowers - actor and mime - A mine (e.g. like the mime actor in UA & Charles Chaplin) - Perform - Director at Rutgers - Live in NB, grow
Nov 12th Note Christina Loren - Acting - Read play volunteers - Stepping on the dark color, looking for an engagement ring she got last nite. - Acting exercise Nov 14th Note Extra credit: not summarize the show, all kind of productions in college, knock m
Nov 5 Note Jameson project quiz due Wednesday Nov 7th Midterm: Nov 7th Melissa substitute prof. Knock Me a Kiss If you are the female main character, would you keep the marriage for the reputation? NO. Go for Jimmy. Will you betray for yourself to please
Dec 10th Note RUTAA - Rutgers University Theater Appreciation Award - Outstanding Production: Peter and the Starcatcher - Outstanding Female Performance Mama: raisin in the sun - Outstanding Male Performance Black Stache Landan
Raisin in the Sun Class Dis
Dec 5 note Class discussion Peter and the Starcatcher What is the storytelling theme of the play - Good vs Evil - Coming of Age - Underdog - Romance - History Good vs Evil: Peter and Molly, Molly's father vs Black Stache Coming of Age: growing up When did
Dec 3 Note Broadway LORT Broadway Theater - Center of professional theater in the US - Shows presented in one of the 40 large theatres - Generally speaking, attracts the country's finest writers, performers, and technicians. - Successful shows on Broadway
Class 4 note Set up (most important function) - Primary goal for the setup - Establish empathy for the characters - Emotionally invested What do the characters want? Very simple and straightforward - Hypothetical set-up e.g. 2 guys fighting on the stage,
- Vividly bring the 3-D life to the text
- To provide creative vision for the text
o The CONCEPT
- Central idea about the script
- Sometimes reduced to a metaphor
- Harold Clurman
o Wrote On Directing
o The spine of the pla
Our brain visually absorbs more than we can articulate
Lasting impressions are created
4 Design Types
- Scenic Design
To create an environment for performer
Should be like a playground
To establish mood and style
To set the