Drama Week 1 Notes
Drama Week 1 Notes Drama 251
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Josephine Franz on Tuesday January 5, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Drama 251 at University of Washington taught by in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 20 views. For similar materials see Acting in Theatre at University of Washington.
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Date Created: 01/05/16
Drama 251 Acting Professor: Scott Art comes from the Latin word Ars which means Skill Naturalism tried to show the truth of life on stage by putting life on stage (boring.. No skill needed) "Drama is life with the dull bits cut out" Hitchcock "All I can say is the wonder is still there" Robert Erwin (Visual Artist; shortest acceptance speech) "Character is habit of action" Aristotle Focus on: Staying curious Behavior creates the story Human Experience Human characteristics are what the audience connects to Show aspects of truth Drama happens in a shared space during real time (it's not a movie where you can stop and redo the scene) We will use the Stanislavsky Method of actor training Parts of Drama: Super Objective: Main and overarching objective of the character Objective: A goal of the character Obstacle: Something that gets in the way of the character's objective(s) Action: The change in a different character that the character wants in order to achieve their objective Tactics: Things the character does to make the action happen OpenEnded Scenes: Just text (words), open to interpretation Closed Scenes: Set things are written into the text (actions, objects, emotions, etc) Next week 2 monologues due. Open ended scenes due.
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