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Introduction to the Theater

by: Angie Cremin

Introduction to the Theater THPA 16000

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Angie Cremin
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Jim Utz

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This 16 page Class Notes was uploaded by Angie Cremin on Tuesday October 13, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to THPA 16000 at Ithaca College taught by Jim Utz in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see /class/222290/thpa-16000-ithaca-college in Theater Arts at Ithaca College.


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Date Created: 10/13/15
THE Describe an actor male or female whom you enjoy watching What is it about this person s work that you admire What qualities set this actor apart from other actors THE PROFESSIONAL ACTOR Skills required movement vocal projection tearsl stage combat death scenes overall physical conditioning All ofthese are SKILLS they can be learned and developed TRAINING You don t come into the world with these skills Skills are learned often in an undergradl conservatory or g ra d U ate MFA acting students at Columbia Univ onstage program WHAT CAN39T BE TAUGHT willingness to make a fool ofoneself love of storytelling reenactment mockery mimicry desire hunger persistence fortitude These are personality attributes you have to have George II Duke ofSaxeMeiningen Spine Concept Blocking Technical Dress rehearsals Auteurdirector Copynght Public domain Producer Artistic Managing Director I Playwrights Ancient Greece Actormanagers D Moliere is an example a Most companies in Western Europe amp US 17005 18005 0 Many nonwestern performance traditions are actordriven WHY DO WE NEED A DIRECTOR A the playwright might not be present B specialization a director stands outside the play and doesn t act in it GEORGE ll DUKE OF SAXE MEININGEN the first director German 18261914 Meiningen Players Historical accuracy Ensemble playing WHAT A DIRECTOR DOES Identifies the play s spine What is the major dramatic action WHAT A DIRECTOR DOES Develops a concept for the production Time period imagery purpose style WHAT A DIRECTOR DOES Supervises rehearsals Blocking movement of actors onstage m and rhythm WHATA DIRECTOR DOES Coordinates design elements Technical rehearsal m rehearsal Make the text serve their own purposes I HEDDATRON a radical adaptation ofHenrik Ibsen s Hedda Gabler H E D I Halfthe roles in the 7 play are played by 1 robots AUTEURDIRECTORS Mabou Mines DOLLHOUSE Dir Lee Breuer cast women over 6 tall opposite men under 5 tall Midterm response paper topic How has the content of this course affected your thinking about things outside of this course For example has it affected the way you watch movies television programs or plays not assigned for this class Have you become more aware of the theatricality that exists in everyday life such as public events and social roles that people play Give examples where possible Ifthe class isn t doing this for you you may of course write about this Why do you think the course isn t connecting to other things in your life and what do you think should change in the second half of the course to make these connections stronger One page typed doublespaced Due by 5 pm Wednesday October 14


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