Theatre should not have to be censored because in many cases it is just a
representation of the reality; however, the should be some sort of indication towards the
degree of violence, profanity, or sexuality to better inform the audience of what is to be
The Little Prince Critique
Antoine de Saint-Exuperys book The Little Prince was made into a play on Cal
Polys campus in the Spanos Theatre. Al Schnupp directed this play with fourteen
characters. This play can bes
LECTURE OUTLINE # 10 Restoration
Why did women not appear on stage?
When and why did this change?
What happens after the death of Queen Elizabeth?
Who takes over no heir
How did theatre change after Shakespeare?
What happened to his plays?
What happens when your cultural mythology is stolen
Wilson says to create new ones that are made up of: fables, music, history,
Wilsons plays are a function of cultural myth-making
Wilson proposed a 10 play cycle (The Pittsburg cy
Play Critique for Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The play that I chose to see was the live Hamlet production put on by the
Barbican theatre in London. The director of this production was Lyndsey Turner and was
Theatre 210 Midterm Study Guide
1. Aesthetics: Greeks vs. Modern Greeks embraced aesthetics of order
Modern theatre embrace chaos and
2. Definition of Theatre:
What occurs when one or more human
beings, isolated in time and
The set, lights, and stage are all made to support the story
What are we trying to convey?
How are transitions made?
o Dont want them to be clunky and distracting
They had about 6 weeks to create the sets
Production is done to make the play more exiting
Angels in America
What might account for double/triple casting?
dual overlapping story
if characters share similarities
Do we see the Unities here?
not one single location
not one single day
not one single action
Productions that we can see this quarter:
Other desert cities PCPA Sept 18th Oct 3rd
Cinderella PCPA Nov. 12th-Dec 3rd
Frankensteins Bride Great America Melodrama Sept 24th-Nov 13th
Hamlet PAC Thur Oct. 15th 7 PM $12
OUTLINE: Theatrical Conventions Le
Intro to Theater Dr. Duffy
Final - June 10th 10-1pm
Office Hours Bldg 47 Rm 12N Tues & Thurs 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Early Plays and Rituals
- Served 4 purposes
o Influence events through sympathetic magic (rituals)
o Educate and initiate
o Glorify a god/go
The Body, Voice, Mind | Konstantin Stanislavsky George II techniques w/ Moscow Art Theatre | Tadashi Suzuki training,
stamina/concentration of trad. TH brilliant liveliness tiniest details of movement | CHARACTER particular circumstance;
Midterm Study Guide
Content ~ 25% Play Material, ~75% lecture material
Know all Characters and Character Interactions
BOLD TEXT for Terms, Questions, and PLAIN TEXT for explanations/answers
RED TEXT for Questions/Comments/Notes
SHAKESPEARES BDAY IS APRIL
TH 210 Final Study Guide
*If anyone possibly took notes from the discussion
questions for the plays and can paste the answers to the
questions it would be greatly appreciated*
When complete post Quizlet flashcards here:
May 16, 2015
Critique of Spike Heels
The play I saw and am critiquing is called Spike Heels and was written by Theresa
Rebeck and directed and performed by the Cal Poly Theater and Dance Department.
Spike Heels was a conte
Hi, Im Emily Savidge and I am playing Hermione Granger from Harry Potter
Has anyone seen a toad? A boy named Neville has lost one.
Oh, are you doing magic? Let's see then. <PAUSE>
Are you sure that's a real spell? Well, it's not very good, is it?
May 22, 2015
TH 210 Prof. Valle
Spring Dance Showcase Critique
For my second critique, I went to the Cal Poly Spring Dance Showcase. There
were 20 dances, each with a unique theme and style of dance. For this response, I
decided to focus on
April 17, 2015
Oedipus and Fences
In the plays Oedipus Rex and Fences, both of the main characters present
tragic flaws that get the best of them in the end. Oedipus is inherently violent and is
blind to the truth about hi
Theater 210 Notes
*Add notes from lecture 1*
Ethics vs. Morals
o Ethics are more likely to change and morph; morals remain the same
Convention: a system of techniques whose meaning is agreed upon by audience
Theater Lecture Notes: Lecture1: -Character and plot are important in mimetic theatre, the character moves the plot. -Audiences respond differently to characters based on their own cultures and what they care about. -Theatre is the art by which human bein
Section I The Zoo Story Edward Albee (1st play) Peter (St. Peter) vs. Jerry (Jesus) Off-Off Broadway Los Vendidos Luis Valdez "The Sell-outs" Chicano/a theatre Angels in America Tony Kushner "A Gay Fantasia on National Themes" Define and identify