Final Exam Essay
Sequence from Lolita
Film has gone where many not dare to go. Whether it be through allegorical
commentaries or through explicit documentaries, filmmakers have a way of touching on topics
that are controve
Visual Interpretive Analysis
The Puzzle Sequence
By: Patrick McQueen
From a young age, most Americans are introduced to film in some way, shape, or form.
Whether it be actually going to the theater, renting from a Family Vid
Dramatic Literature Assignment
1. The Aliens by Annie Baker details the unique social interactions between two
discouraged music affluent dropouts in their thirties, KJ and Jasper, and a high school kid
Cocktail Party Phrase #11:
That show laid em in the aisles.
This old phrase really comes to us from Vaudevillian days. It was hoped that
shows would be so funny that audience members would laugh so hard that they
would fall out of their seats and into the
Cocktail Party Phrase #10:
The show was a real turkey.
Back in the day (how is that for generalization) shows that were thought to be not
so good would open on Thanksgiving. The hopes were that they might still make
money during the holiday season as peop
Instructor: Amy Stoch
Course material created by J.W. Morrisette and Amy Stoch
Office Hours: By appointment
Enhances appreciation of theatre as an art form through reading and
Cocktail Party Phrase #8:
In the theatre moving to the left means go right and
going to the right means move left.
It is all about perspective- when a director tells an actor to move left they mean
the left of the actor ,which, if you are facing the actor
Cocktail Party Phrase #7:
The actors constantly broke the fourth wall and I felt
it really worked.
Here is one of those odd little terms that often comes up but people dont know
what youre talking about. The fourth wall is considered the imaginary wall
Cocktail Party Phrase #5:
If a show is sold out you can always simply ask for
Most theatres have house seats or seats they keep back from public sale.
Usually they are saved in case some big wig wants to come at the last minute or
as a means
Cocktail Party Phrase #6:
After seeing that show I think the dance captain has
their work cut out for them.
Not many people know about the role of the dance captain. I know it sounds very
exciting, sort of like a super hero (you know- Superman, Wonder Wom
Cocktail Party Phrase #4:
Telling someone to break a leg is good luck in the
Dont ask me why but wishing an actor good luck on a show is considered bad
luck by most actors. Lots of theories have come up regarding this tradition but in
Cocktail Party Phrase #3:
Conflict is the essence of Drama.
Think about this one- without conflict we have no interest in a story. For instancewe could write a play about me ironing my shirt but WHO CARES! Now- if the
shirt turns into a fire-breathing dra
Chs. 7 & 8
Creating the World
of the Play and
A few key concepts
Can you think of at
least one playwright?
I know you can!
Balding guy, tights,
Shakespeare (see you already knew at
Some key concepts
There are great diagrams in
your text but
What the text fails to capture regarding
theatre spaces is how they affect you as
an audience member.
So let us spend some time imagining
some different experiences in differ