Chapter 6 Outline
Chapter 6 Outline THTR 101 004
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Chapter 6 Outline Director Leader Similar to a coach Job Description Interpreting the text Conceiving the artistic concept Coordinate visual effects 0 Coach the actors Modern day directing began in the mid18005 OOO ActorPlavwrights 0During some time actorsplaywrights quotran the showquot 0 Greek playwrights directed 0 Ancient Rome acting troupe was led but lead actors 0 China ampJapan Actors Medieval Plav masters 1St indication of modern director was in medieval Europe Bc of cycle plays series of biblical plays 0 Play masters coordinated and staged cycles all called prompter or ordinary Play masters kept prompt books 0 Used to organize and document the production 0 Contains Play text Drawings of sets Ground plans Stage directions Production notes 0 Medieval quotdirector squot combined the job of director stage manager tech director and house manager 0 After cycle plays ended no evidence of directors until 19th century ActorsManagers Made nancial decisions selected the plays hired actors and performed Little to do with staging Actors of each play gured out spacing on their own Typically lead actors were center stage and everyone else was around them 19th Centurv Everything changed with the emergence of Antiquaranism 0 Practice of researching and recreating authentic styles of dress architecture and interior design when producing a play written or set in the past 0 Term was replaced by historical accuracy 0 Combination Companies full productions including actors scenery costumes etc that toured throughout Europe and North America Promptbooks are still used today Emergence of the Modern Director 19th20th o Producerdirectors took control Augustin Daly amp David Belasco Wrote cast rehearsed scenic detail and staging Interpretation Artist39s creation of meaning beyond what is literal or obvious in the text 0 Modern director interpreter Cannot be avoided Developing Concept 0 Concept made up of artistic decisions meant to communicate a speci c interpretation to the audience 0Directors will consult a Dramaturg o Historicalliterary advisor assigned to a production Communicating and Managim the Artistic Vision 0 Directors must communicate well with the design staff 0 Lack of communication can cause issues Acuter sometimes used for directors who operate with total control Constructivist seta scenic unit that consists of exposed beams supports and sometimes movable parts 0 The works of Perter stein Julie tailor and Michael Kahn displays a collaborative spirit and working method Communicating with the Plavwright Directors almost never consult the playwright Directors and Absent Playwrights o More common from director39s to make radical interpretations on works that are no longer under works that are no longer under copyright or under the control of the playwright39s estate 0 Met theatrical a production or play that selfconsciously comments on the play taking place in the theater Collaborating with Actors 0 Director39s not only choose the Actor39s but also help them achieve a successful characterization Casting the selection of actors for each role 0 A casting director may be used 0 Expert on nding actors for speci c roles o Assists the director Auditions the standard tool for casting 0 Each audition varies 0 Actors deliver prepared monologue Sometimes a four bar piece of music 0 Sometimes quotcoldquot reads straight from the script without reading its rst Callbacks actors may be invited back for additional and more extensive auditions Many things are considered 0 Physical and vocal characteristics 0 Chemistry among actors Ensemble a cast that functions seamlessly as a group rather than individual performers Director 63 Stage Manager 0 Work very closely throughout the production process 0 Stage manager staff member who ensures that things run smoothly coordinates a show during rehearsal amp performance and keeps the directors artistic choice intact during the show 0 takes care of practical matters 0 allows director to focus on the artistic aspects of the play o takes over after the director leaves during performance 0 Deal directly with run crew Workers who maintain and execute cues for props costumes set lighting and sound during the run of the show o Production manager Schedules rehearsals and rehearsal spaces Rehearsal Process The period of work in which the show is made ready for the stage Staging combing all elements to bring the text alive in three dimensions Blocking all of the crosses and cues 0 Technical rehearsals the week of rehearsals a week or so before opening night of the show when all elements of the show come together