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THTR Appreciation, Week 2 Notes

by: Lexie Barclay

THTR Appreciation, Week 2 Notes THTR 1003

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"A Play is Born" Notes; covers every part of developing a play+important vocab
Basic Course in the Arts: Theatre Appreciation 
Jenny McKnight
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lexie Barclay on Tuesday September 6, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to THTR 1003 at University of Arkansas taught by Jenny McKnight in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Basic Course in the Arts: Theatre Appreciation  in Theatre at University of Arkansas.


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Date Created: 09/06/16
Theatre Appreciation Notes  August 29, 2016    A PLAY IS BORN    Play​ wright: the person who wrote the play  ​ Script: final play in written form  ​ ewrites: the in its development    ​ Acts: most are written in 2 acts  ​ Scenes: scene change usually indicates change of time or place    ​ Dialogue: speeches written as conversations between 2 or more characters  ​ Monologue: longer speech almost always delivered to another character  ​ Soliloquy: longer speech that’s given to audience  Stage Direc​tions/Business: background info (setting, time, place, introduction of characters)      AFTER PLAY IS COMPLETE    The producers raise money to ​PRODUCE.    PRODUCTION TEAM    ​ Director: in charge of production  ​ Designers: hired by director to create visual/sound elements of the show  Musical Director  Choreographer  ​ Dialect Text Coach: helps with dialect/accents  Stage Manager  Fight Choreographer      PRODUCTION MEETINGS BEGIN  ● directors/designers discuss pay  Auditions   ● Directors have final say  ● Casting Director assists director, talent agent assists actor  ● auditions→ call­backs→”on hold”­­>booked!     REHEARSALS  ● First read­thru  ● Design presentation  ● Costume presentation  ● Costume fittings  ● text/dialect coaching  ● Dance rehearsal  ● Music rehearsal  ● blocking/staging  ● Learn lines  ● Run throughs  ● Technical rehearsals  ● Dress rehearsals  ● Previews  ● Opening Night!    TICKET SALES  ● Box office  ● “Front of House” (back of theatre)  ● Subscriptions, single tickets  ● Patron services and add ons    THE PLAY OPENS  ● No more rehearsals  ● Reviewers are invited  ● Press, online bloggers, comments, on the theatre’s website    MEANWHILE…  ​ ● Publicity for production  ○ radio , tv, webspots  ○ Print ads, posters  ○ Interviews, newspaper, local tv  ○ Online trailers    AND AWAY WE GO!  ​ ● Run­ length of the shows’ calendar of sows  ​ ● Run Time­ length of time in hours/min of show    Monday is ​dark:​ (no performances)  Closing­ final performance    Strike­ all physical parts of the production are disassembled and stored or packed 


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