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Managing Art Vision Most directors strive to communicate clearly with all designers and make certain that the separate contributions result in a unified work of art An Auteur is a director who operates with almost total control Collaborating with the playwright A personal relationship with the playwright can be forged that evolves trust and mutual respect for the text, which is the artistic child of the dramatist If the playwright has nothing to do with the production it is more common for directors to create radical concepts when interpreting the play Collaborating with Designers The director begins meeting with designers well before casting or rehearsals They share interpretation, ideas, images The directors responsibility is to inspire them to make their own artistic contribution while shaping all of the work into a single, unified concept Collaborating with Actors The director is a collaborator, steers the ship, work with like minded people that understand the concept. Actor wants to please the director and help tell the story The Rehearsal Process Typical rehearsal period is 4-5 weeks The director decides how to use this rehearsal period, and each show may be somewhat different depending on the demands of the production Table work/analysis-sit at table and read script together and talk about what's happening Exploration-get up and move to figure out how Blocking-stage directions Working-making sure everything works Run through sections-done through acts or scenes Run through show- "stumble through" Tech rehearsals (add lights, set, and sound elements)- spectacle Dress rehearsals (add costumes)-costume changes Full dress (every prop, costume, set piece is used) Opening Night The artistic director Seasoned veterans Head of an entire producing organization The artistic director is primarily responsible for the artistic life of the theatre Decision makers of the company; what plays will be done; what directors, designers to bring in. Thinks about the whole season of theatrical work. Is there variety? Is the theatre serving its constituency well? Are the productions meeting the artistic goals of the theatre? How are we impacting our community? The art of acting • Imitating and representing specific or imaginary human beings and their actions through intellectual, psychological, and emotional exploration. Masks • Used during Greek and Roman times. • Also used during the Italian Renaissance- commedia dell'arte - Actors were expansive, grotesque, highly physical and full of clowning. • Also used for medieval religions cycle plays to represent devils. • The mask is a powerful tool, used to represent a fixed moment, a psychological motif, or an emotional state • Masks used today- lion king What the what? Ø All actors were male until the Golden Age in Spain (1587) Ø Greek "mimes" were held in low regard socially and categorized with prostitutes. Ø During Shakespeare's heyday, all roles were played by men. Ø Women were able to take the stage in 1660 during the English Restoration period. Ø Although women were allowed on stage, they were regarded as morally suspect and socially unacceptable Breeches Roles Ø Gender switching roles- women played a male or female character disguised as a male. Ø Known today as cross-dressing Ø Challenges actors of both genders to fool the audience into accepting the transformation; or use the gender switch to comment on gender issues while maintaining recognition of their real sex.
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