Theatre Week 6 Notes
Theatre Week 6 Notes THEATRE 2100 – 0010
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sean Bhatnagar on Sunday October 4, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to THEATRE 2100 – 0010 at Ohio State University taught by Melissa Lee in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 21 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Theatre in Theatre at Ohio State University.
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Date Created: 10/04/15
Theatre Lecture 10 The Art of the Director Bring the playwright s vision to life Melissa Maxwell 0 Guest Director Spring 2015 Trouble in Mind Coordinates amp integrates all the artistic elements of the production 0 Interpretation amp Presentation 0 The captain of the ship Actormanager 0 Henry Irving 18381905 I As Hamlet I First actor to be knighted 0 Lead actor in a company I Coached other actors I Ownedran their own company I Choose the plays they want to star in Actressmanagers 0 Laura Keene I Did everything an actormanager does I Our American Cousin I John Wilkes Booth assassinated Lincoln Georg 11 Duke of SaxeMeiningen 18261914 0 First person to be a Director as we know the role 0 Meiningen Ensemble 0 Believed in historical accuracy against convention at the time 0 Supernumeraries in a crowd scene I Supernumeraries extras I Paid close attention to every detail even assigned specific roles for actors in a crowd scene How to begin the Process 0 Read the play reread the play then read the play again Types of production research 0 Historical O Biographical 0 Critical 0 Literary Production Concept aka Director s concept 0 A central idea that unifies and informs all elements of production to make it unique Casting Rehearsal O Staging I Using the performance space and architecture of stage effectively I Making sure things are Visible on the stage no obstructed Views 0 Blocking I The actor s large movements around the stage I Includes entrancesexits I Going to change 0 Stage business I Character s behavior actors small actions gestures I Handling props 0 Coaching I How to make the performance better