Theatre that is aimed towards a consumer audience (Mass) (money)
o Sell tickets
As a commercial enterprise
But still could have social commentary alongside or as part of it
We do see things aimed towards a new audience, but
Title of Card
Aimed toward a mass consumer audience
Goal is to make money, even if its not the primary goal
It can do social good as well but not at the expense of selling tickets
Theatre as live art
Theatre is ephemeral we cant go back and reference it in its
An art that you cant go back and experience again
Music as a performing art is close to this
Medium stage, human action in movement/voice
By: Annie Burch
SETTING: Chilis on West End. Evening; the restaurant is crowded and
CHARACTERS: MARY, a young woman. FERNANDO, a young man, Marys
boyfriend. ROBERTO, a young man.
(The scene begins with MARY sitting in a private bo
Theatre should never make you so bored you want to die. Theatre should never be Milton?
Theatre should never make you wait in line at the DMV.
Waiting in line at the DMV is the most boring and useless activity in the world. You sit on an
Exam 2 Cont.
-Created a method for achieving the kind of believability to that plays require
1. To make outward behavior natural and convincing
2. To have the actor or actress convey the goals and objectives
3. To make life of the
Assignment: Character/Conflict Scene
o Assignment sheet on OAK
o Sample scene
What is the primary conflict?
Theatre is good in one world but not in the other
What does each character want?
o To stop Dr. Essin from teaching theatre bec
What do spectators want? Why go to the theatre?
o See the world from different perspectives
Encountering characters and the way they experience the world allows you
to see the world from a different point of view and helps you to better
Why Peter Pan?
Why dont we want to grow up?
Why is flying so awesome?
o Ultimate freedom
Peter and the Starcatcher
o Currently Off-Broadway and National tour
Workshop development process to Broadway
o What is essentially theatrical about
Reading Plays as Performance Texts
Reading a play
o How is reading a play distinct?
A play is a blueprint for production
Basic components to pay attention to:
o A moment of character description/reflection
Writing a scene
o Setting that introduces the scene
o Characters, introduced in all caps
If youre signaling a character to do something, put their name in all caps
o All stage directions in italics
If name is in the stage directions, the name s
Oedipus in Context
o Roots of Western civilization
Philosophy and the arts
They were dedicated to more than mere survival, so they had extra
time to devote to cultural activities
Man is the measure of all t
Aristotle, Sophocles, and Oedipus Rex
Aristotelian plot structure
Its about given circumstances
The story begins by giving you information you need before we can move
EX: who the characters are, their relationship to each other
THEATRE 100: MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE
Theatre as Ritual
o Words associated with ritual: tradition, religion, worship, community, culture,
meaning, leader, storytelling, costumes/masks, celebration, dance, prayer,
Rituals are as important as what we
Design and Designers: Scenery
What is theatre design?
o The art of staging
3-D canvas, human scale
o Design aims to:
Visually (and aurally) express the dramatic text
Enhance the actors
Elicit a desired audience response
o Types of design: Lighting, c
Chem 102A 01 Fall 2008
Exam 3 - Suggested Review Questions
Chapter 8.5 and onward:
(1) Which of the following ions is NOT paramagnetic? Electron configuration contains paired electrons a) C 2s22p2 b) B 2s22p1 c) N 2s22p3 d) O 2s22p4 e) Mg 3 s2 (2) Which o