Table-like structures that have four legs (of any height) covered by a solid top or "skin."
Wooden frames covered with plywood or canvas which can be painted to simulate walls or backgrounds in a stage set. Must be supported to stand securely
Large muslin or canvas cloths suspended from battens over the stage
A drawing in perspective of a proposed structure.
the leading character that the play is about. Often, but not always, is the one who propels the action forward.
the character who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with another; opponent; adversary
The imaginary "wall" at the front of the stage in a traditional three-walled box set in a proscenium theatre, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play
Metaphoric Scenic Design
More conceptual design and overtly theatrical
Realistic Scenic Design
The scenery seeks to resemble and replicate reality
Set, lighting, sound, costumes are all rehearsed. It is the type of rehearsal occurs near the end of the rehearsal process, as the play comes closer to production time but before the actors apply makeup.
the kind of stage that consists of a bare room able to adapt to a variety of staging possibilities
being obnoxious and taking the lime light
turning to share the stage at the same level. quarter turn open
common denomenator is the audience is focused for children. audience centered
kids doing theatre not for an adult audience. no scriptt and participant centered
performance in a space teaching something
using acting as a teaching tool
all ages are on stage
Theatre for Young Audiences
older kids 8-12 yrs
childrens theatrer press. publishing company then called anchorage press play
Frances H. Burnett
she wrote little princess books then turned them into plays
organized educators to see difference between childrens theatre and using it as a tool. called it creative drama. organized a national scheme to put together educational aspect
J. M. Barrie
peter pan play then book
Alice Minnie Hertz Henninger
settlement houses. 1st real childrens theatre. theatre in education. acclimate
rags to riches. adrocles. varied styles
started at 60. many play only fairytale ish but realistic too
step on a crack. contemporary issues. not fairytale but imaginary characters could be therapeutic
wrote the textbook
audience all around
part of stage is out into audience
2 sides like an alley
Elements of the Plot (Play analysis
esposition, inciting incident, rising action, climax, resolution
getting to know everyone
conflict and first problem
building on inciting
highlighted reaction and point
Purpose of Design
find out where we are. set. we figure out time period, money, place of setting, characters
Values and Purposes of Children's Theatre
educational and entertaining
Aesthetic Education is the integration of the arts into our lives; resulting in a lifelong appreciation of the arts and a deeper understanding of humankind
the art of writing and producing plays
a kind of literary or artistic work
a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
a written version of a play or other dramatic composition
understanding and entering into another's feelings
one actor takes a position above another which forces the 2nd actor to face upstage
the arrangement of the actors movements on stage with respect to each other and the stage space
movement from one area to another X
a movement in the opposite direction in adjustment to the cross of another actor
lines which the other actors on stage are not supposed to be hearing
the last words of a speech indictating another actor to speak
Production Stage Manager
acknowledges the audience
refers to a relationship in which the audience is studiously ignored and treated as 'peeping tom'
needed to publically perform a production
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