FIRST DIRECTOR AS WE UNDERSTAND IT Created the MEININGER ENSEMBLE
Composer/producer in late modern era
Gesamtkhntswerk: "total work of art"
French Thèâter Libre- embraced naturalism Rehearsed with literally 4 walls
Russian Moscow Art Theatre "System" of "realism"-"living the part"
ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS + AESTHETIC SENSIBILITY Craftsperson guiding other artists Ensure unity in production: "gesamtkhntswerk" Inspired by text, NOT explicitly in it
Central idea, image, theme, etc. that unites every artistic choice NOTHING IS ACCIDENTAL, EVERYTHING IS A CHOICE Communicate the concept throughout the production Make artistic decisions that support the concept Convey mood that fits concept
Auteur vs Coach
Both trust performers, have to see the big picture, and have to work with the specific skills of the performer
Interpretation of Concept
Beyond what is literal/obvious in the text
From India Appeals to senses Stock characters No barriers for women Trained in vocal/physical techniques
Only surviving Ancient Sanskrit drama theatre
Emotion inspired a performer Created by Facial expressions and gestures
9 Types of RASA
Love Laughter Fry Disgust Horror/Terror Heroic Wonder Tranquility
China- Dynasty of Empress Ling Non-political, great adventure and fantasy depiction
Theatre is a ____(a)____, and can therefore be very __(b)______.
(a)Business (b) expensive
Ancient Greece Chief magistrate Paid everything but flute player/principal actors If performance won, there was a party with a Prize
Rulers/nobles "Commissioned" works for greater public Queen Elisabeth-> patron of William Shakespeare
In charge of business/management side of a production:"Responsible for getting an audience and show together"
Executive board of directors- with help of board of directors Work under a mission statement that guides their choices
Producer- with help of investors or "angels" All about MONEY
Money in non-profit
Rely heavily on volunteers, even with large budgets Money comes from three main sources: 1. Government subsidy/foundation funding 2. Individual donors 3. Ticket/ subscription funding All of which are unstable revenue streams at best...
Broadway vs Off-Broadway vs Off-Off-Broadway
Off-Off-Broadway has less than 99 seats and is the cheapest Off-Broadway has between 99-499 seats Broadway has more than 499 seats and has the largest stage
Making shows more appropriate for children and families