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Theatre Appreciation
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Gerhard on Thursday April 14, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to THEA 1030 at Middle Tennessee State University taught by Santiago M. Sosa in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see Theatre Appreciation in Theatre at Middle Tennessee State University.


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Date Created: 04/14/16
Theatre Appreciation Last Exam Study Guide Exam Date: April 19, 2016  Scene designers objectives (p. 202) o Help set the tone and style of the production o Establish the locale and period in which the play takes place o Develop a design concept consistent with the director's concept o Provide a central image or metaphor, where appropriate  Ex: in A Midsummer Nights Dream, the central image was a blanket. It expressed that life was a dream. o Ensure that scenery is coordinated with other production elements. o Solve practical design problems.  Elements of Scene Design o Line  The outline or silhouette of elements onstage  Ex: predominantly curved lines versus sharply angular lines o Mass  The overall bulk or weight of scenic elements  Ex: a series of high, heavy platforms or fortress walls versus a bare stage or a stage with only a single tree on it o Composition  The balance and arrangement of elements;  The way elements are arranged  Ex: mostly to one o Texture o Color  Objectives of Costume Designs (p 222) o Help establish the style of a production o Indicate the historical period of a play and the locale in which it occurs o Indicate the nature of individual characters or groups in a play -- their stations in life, their occupation, their personalities. o Show relationships among characters -- separating major characters from minor ones, contrasting one group with another o (Where appropriate,) symbolically convey the significance of individual characters or the theme of the play o Meet the needs of individual performers,…  …making it possible for an actor or actress to move freely in a costume, perhaps to dance or engage in a sword fight, and (when required) to change quickly from one costume to another. o Be consistent with the production as a whole, especially other visual elements.  Primary Functions of Lighting Design o Provide visibility  WARNING: this is a given so it will not be on the test. o Reveal shapes and forms o Provide a focus onstage and create visual composition o Assist in creating mood and reinforcing style o Help establish time and place o Establish a rhythm of visual movement o Reinforce a central visual image, establish visual information, or both.


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