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by: Leola Gutmann I


Leola Gutmann I
U of L
GPA 3.55

Garry Brown

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Leola Gutmann I on Friday October 23, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to TA 240 at University of Louisville taught by Garry Brown in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 19 views. For similar materials see /class/228348/ta-240-university-of-louisville in Theater Arts at University of Louisville.


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Date Created: 10/23/15
August 27 2009 Different theatre facilities Playhouse proscenium theatre most common type of stage layout get the most people in bigger audiences separation between audience and performer Nkoscenium rch l pron audience in the playhouse the apron is often brought towards the audience extended through platforms advantage of this type of theater everyone sees the same thing our proscenium is 285 wide wings backstage in between legs house where the audience sits stage where the acting happens apron the part of the stage that extends past the proscenium arch we have to be sure that everything can be seen from the back row scale is larger so that people can see what s going on determine sightlines in order to determine what the audience can see Sightlines what the audience can see from a specific seat sightlines only for critical seats such as seats on the edges or in the back sightlines calculated vertically and horizontally ygallery the space above the stage where scenery and lights can be flown out and stored masking anything we put in the way of the audience s sightline so they can t see what we don t want them to ideal yspace is 15 times the height of the proscenium arch our yspace is really tiny and sucks wingspace ideally as deep as the proscenium arch on both sides Ours sucks only 6 useable wingspace don t have to finish the back side of scenery you can get away with less detail everything is bigger and bolder in a proscenium show so that the audience can see it good for lighting understanding focus irnportant when working in any theatre stage directions upstagingstealing focus Theatre changed b c of film and tV Thrust audience on 3 sides of stage Arena audience on 4 sides of stage In closer settings such as thrust theaters scenery has to be more precise and detailed Thrust can t do big sets with walls and such because of audience sightlines except maybe against the back wall using less of scenery and more of props and costumes and such lighting changed everyone sees something different actors have to move more the focal point changes b c of how the audience is arranged here the corners facing onstage Arena the round they can see EVERYTHING a ton of sightlines to consider no big set or furniture pieces blocks sidelines no real scene changes b c the audience will see scene changes a Vista scene changes in sight audience has to buy into the concept willing suspension of disbelief suggestive scenery ie doorway just build part of the doorway cutaway instead of a wall and door or just suggest the door through acting Black Box Theatre usually a converted space advantage lay it out anyway you want to smaller scale productions


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