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Theatre 210 Week 3 Notes (Cont.)

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Theatre 210 Week 3 Notes (Cont.) TH 210

Joshua Torres
Cal Poly

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Meyerhold vs. Stanislavsky
Intro to Theatre
Mr. Sitko
Class Notes
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Joshua Torres on Wednesday April 13, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to TH 210 at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo taught by Mr. Sitko in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views. For similar materials see Intro to Theatre in Theatre at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.

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Date Created: 04/13/16
Theatre 210 Week 3 Notes  4/11/16  The Lonesome West – Linear Dramatic Narrative o Triptych – three plays that take place in the same setting (Leenaun, Ireland) and they are interrelated but are separate o Beauty Queen of Leenaun o A skull in Connemara o Pillowman  Sets up the fourth wall – diorama view of plays. Audience and characters connect. o Cheating out – opening your stance to the audience. Energy to everyone in the room.  Suspension of disbelief – concept that the audience has to suspend disbelief. The audience has to buy into the drama. Actors help this effect.  Appropriation – he’s writing characters that are of a lower class than himself. Take culture and sell it to other people.  Whore Madonna – culture and balance between sluts and classy at the same time  4/13/16  Meyerhold o Physical body o Sports and biomechanics o Gymnastics o Juggling o Constantly changing characters o Fencing o 17 types of people o Some physical action that tells you what their character is  Commedie dell arte o Blending the actor/character o Director is in control  Stanislavsky o Actor is in control o Psychology o Most current o Empathy o Energies can affect people o 17 types are possible and present in all human beings o The magic ‘’IF” – if I was in that situation, what would I do? o Consistent characters o Telling who the character is o Blending the actor/character o Affective cognition – picture moments, fully imagine a scenario  Études – miming, activity that shows you can do the acting  Philosophy of Flesh o Physical-object self (Meyerhold) o Locational self – beside myself, as a place o Contained self – inner self, internal conscious (Stanislavsky) 2 o Social self – the external, constructed self, Facebook (Meyerhold)  Two major schools o Viewpoints – Anne Bogart  Articulating and talking about acting  Vocabulary about how we talk about movement  Kinetic response – direct reflection of other actors’ movements – physical connection/reactivity  Flocking is more Meyerhold  Physical representation – spacing - aesthetics o Suzuki – man from Japan  Realism  Actor’s body tells everything without a word (Meyerhold)  If I give up, I lose  Actors improve will power  Emotion tied into the body and released 3


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