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theater 8

STUDY
PLAY
Konstantin Stanislavski
russian actor/director
author of The Medthod
Psychophysical Actions
Action precedes the emotion
purposeful actions to fulfill character's needs
actor only plays actions, not emotions
Moscow Art Theater
founded by Stanislavski to showcase new realistic plays and to teach the method
The Method
Make outward behavior convincing
Inner needs of character
Character's life must be continuous
Ensemble
Techniques of the Method
through line of the character or the super-objective
Evolution of the Director in the Theater
must visualize and orchestrate
18th century bombastic acting style
paid claques
star system
greek choregus
roman dominus
actor-managers from Shakespeare's time
David Garrick - actor/manager of Drury Lane Theatre in 1780s - banished spectators from stage and abolished star system