Module 4 Comprehension Questions
1. Think about the different motivations for three of the characters in Fences. For each of the
characters you choose, describe one motivation . Then, cite from the text a line or lines of
October 19, 2015
Module 9 Comprehension Questions
1. Define the job of a theatre critic.
The job of a theatre critic is to observe and analyze the world of a play. They are to articulate
their understanding of a production, the effectiv
Module 13 Comprehension Questions
1. Name two aspects of script analysis unrelated to the characters that will impact the costume design.
To answer this question, watch the video called "Costume Design, Lecture, Part One" from 2:13 to
Module 12 Comprehension Questions
Define "designed light."
Designed light is the manipulation of the controllable properties of theatrical lighting to
affect the functions of light in a manner that supports the world of the play with
November 5, 2015
Module 11 Comprehension Questions
1. In your own words, describe the difference between the two major approaches to acting:
Inside/Out and Outside/In." Include at least two major differences.
1. The first difference bet
How is an audience in live theatre different from audiences in the cinema?
The live performance often gives a feeling of intimacy to the audience members. It is
often encouraging the audience to believe that what is going on is re
How does dramatic language help to create character through dialogue
in God of Carnage? .and in Fences? Identify and describe one example from each
As an example, let's take Alan from God of Carnage. To answer the question, I
would look at one or
In what five ways does the dialogue of a play function?
-Dialogue advances plot, expresses character, provokes or instigates action,
compresses emotion, and sets mood, tone, or style.
List and describe at least three tips for reading the text of a p
Define the job of a theatre critic.
Analyzes and observes the meaning, effectiveness, and execution of a play for the
purpose of providing expert opinion and discussion, archiving, and guiding
consumers on the premise.
What are some important contri
Identify the three As of environment.
Architecture, atmosphere, and activity.
What makes a location different from an environment? Answer by
identifying the location you are in and describing a feature of the
The location is geographica
In your own words, describe the difference between the two major approaches to
acting: Inside/Out and Outside/In." Include at least two major differences.
Inside/Out acting takes our personal experiences from our own lives to create our
1. Think about the different motivations for two of the characters in Fences. For each
of the characters you choose, describe one motivation. Then, cite from the text a line
or lines of dialogue that substantiate or prove your observation. To answer this
Fill in the blanks: To integrate all of the artistic elements of the production
so as to create a cohesive and meaningful experience for the audience, the
producer turns to the director.
List the four ways in which a director interacts with a script
What are the three characteristics of theatrical space that influence audience
response and how artists implement elements of a production?
The degree of formality within the space itself, the size of the space, and the
arrangement of that space.
A term to define a specific classification of drama, or of another art
form. It elicits specific emotional responses based on its category.
What are the major differences between classical and modern
tragedy? Name at least t
Define theatrical style.
The way that a plays ideas, characters, and situations are presented and artfully
portrayed to the audience.
How is style different from and similar to genre?
Style is involved in the visual, textual, and rhythmic elements o
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Composition 2: draft 1
Hola! Como ests, Daniel? Me llamo Anhelika y yo soy estudiante en la Universidad de
Miami, Ohio. Tengo 18 aos y yo soy de Rusia.
La Universidad de Miami es muy buena porque el campus es bonito y hermosa.
Think of two people that are close to you. For each one, make a list of
physical characteristics. List any particular vocal characteristics or
particular modes of speaking. Add to yo
In this activity, you are going to search the Web for images of environments
that you think would be appropriate for one of the plays you have read. The
goal is not to find a perfect match in one
1. What were the Astor Place Riots? Identify and describe its major
2. What does the event tell us about the audiences role in theatre during
that time? Identify and describe
The design process:
Commitment (we do the best work we can do)
It should reveal the three-dimensional form
By illuminating only a section of the stage
Prof. Lewis Magruder
September 7, 2016
Module 2: Assignment
What was the event?
What kind of theatrical space was it?
How did the configuration of the space as well as its size influence how you
connected to t
October 12, 2016
Module 7 (part 1)
Using the recording and text above as examples, identify and describe
two significant differences between ancient tragedy (Antigone) and
contemporary tragedy (Fences).
Identify the theatrical style-realism or theatricalism-for each of the above clips.
I think that Fences by August Wilson has the realistic style. Speaking about the second episode
Module 8: Styles
Realism the attempt to present onstage people and events corresponding to those observable
in everyday life. (construct truth through an accumulated of surface detail)
Convention of realism
1. seek to understand or reveal truth
Module 7 : Notes
Tragedy and Genre
Genre- is a theatrical form that elicits particular emotional responses.
- form for exploration of universal questions
- tragedy and comedy
- rituals roots of theatre
- sacred- tragedy
- profane- comedy
Necessary quialities: a problem or disturbance that threatens the character and requires a sense
An emphasis on features of personality while others are limited .
Class or social status
QuestionWhat bothers this person? What does he or she care the most passionately about?
Emily: a sunshine girl, 18 years old, a student in high school, come from China,
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