Director and Blocking
Director and Blocking THE 112
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Halo Kent on Thursday October 13, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to THE 112 at Marshall University taught by Professor Mike Murphy in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see Theater Appreciation in Theater Appreciation at Marshall University.
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Date Created: 10/13/16
Meet @ Theater Building sometime??? History: didaskalos - greek, meaning teacher Modern- DOSM- father of modern theater pulled in the reigns and payed for theater to follow his vision. Director providing concept Eventually, we’ll go back to this concept: artistic DOSM was providing resources, and wanted a return on envestment Director artistic vision, not thought as the producer/moneyman directs all of the other artists takes care of facilities, publicity, hires…etc business usually done by someone else professional theater- director will provide the vision enough leeway for other artists HST- Most directors do all the things ALL PF- Director has enough to do with just the concept Merge into a whole gaggle of cats = whole production very rare that a director will say “______ will look exactly like ________" Different budgets, theaters, et cetera As metaphors Most decisions made by producers(or chair head) Everyone communicates though Try to balance design and academic load I want this designer (no) Had to fit production calendar, and not a whole lot of say who, what or when. Communication is key, regardless if it’s over the phone or 1 to 1 Need a basic set for Pre-blocking and blocking. Pre-Blocking; directions from directors, with major movements of actors up and down stage, alone to together, et cetera Casting: often times the director doesn’t even cast their own show. Usually a casting agency does it. Influence sometimes. Basically, who makes the best impression of the character they want. If the talent is suitable for the show, they get a call back/Casted actor may bring their own piece for the first audition They’ll turn a shit ton of people down Many audition people want to be the star, but most won’t be. Basically, everyone tells you that you can be president, but not everyone will be. the director will do call backs, and talent pull down by 80-90% 10-20% callback, certain lines will be read, maybe an interview, et cetera Interview in a hotel room?? (old times) Usually try to avoid that in most theater levels Usually meetings with group on the company with either multiple actors or employees A lot of decisions have to do with personality, not talent (not a whole lot of devas) First impressions are a BIG influence No judgment on you as an individual. It’s just business BRUH Internal politics in University Theater Pre-Block- Take the info from designers and begin to move figures around stage rehearsals for anything really read through company: people who are working on a project or play scheduled for everyone warm ups blocking “movement”-stage picture Stage business STAGE PIT run throughs- off book(memorization) timing/pacing design Tech integration Xmas: remounting it(reusing set and set settings) Tech Rehearsal: QN- costume parade: week before tech week costume dresses: Everything but makeup (start calling all SFX-basically tech saturday)