Theatre Final

The Director
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Worshipful Director
路 Believes the script is the start and end
路 Must be faithful to the playwright's vision
路 Would never change a word/cut a line
路 Would never change the time period, gender, age
Heretical Director
路 Believes the script is the starting point
路 Can lead anywhere from there
路 Often changes or cuts lines
路 Often changes given circumstances
o Read-Through: First Rehearsal
o Blocking Rehearsals: running through various scenes, director gives orders
o Work-Throughs: working on pieces, not whole scenes
o Run-Throughs: running whole scenes or acts
o Tech Rehearsals: adding technical elements, lights, sound, props, scene changes
- Dry Tech - no actors
-Q to Q - practice adding elements to the show
-Wet Tech - with actors
o Dress Rehearsals: Adding costumes, makeup
o Final Dress: last night before audience
o Set/Scenic Designers: designs the set
o Costume Designer: designs costumes (jewelry, hats, purses, etc.)
- Costumes are worn by the actors, but are NEVER used
o Propsmaster: finds, builds, buys anything held by an actor
o Lighting Designer: designs lights
o Sound Designer/Engineer: creates, finds sound/FX music, amplifies voices
o Projection Designer: creates videos
o Technical Director: oversees all tech aspects, knows inventory of theatre
o Master Electrician: hangs and focuses lights, works under the lighting designer
o House Manager: takes care of all things dealing with the audience
o Stage Manager: assists director, runs the performance, keeps things running smoothly
o Producer: handles all the financial aspects (funding the show)
- Rebellion - feminism, anti-slavery, equality, individualism
- Artists were seen as craftsman, BUT artists are seen as creative geniuses
- Nature is MORE IMPORTANT than reason, civilization and education are corrupting
- Anti-industrialism
- Uniqueness shows truth
路 Exotic locations, natural places, common people, children, appeals to emotions, Shakespeare elevated to iconic status
- Truth found in material objects, observable, discovered through scientific research
-Man knocked off pedestal, people are not unique (Darwin)
- Accurate sets/costumes, lifelike acting, contemporary scenes w/issues
- Naturalism - realism to the extreme
-Set - Three walls then open wall for audience
- Fourth wall - imaginary wall between the audience and the actors
Avant-Gardism - Late 19th- mid 20th centuryRebelled against realism: 路 Was too lifelike 路 Was dull, flat, boring 路 Where's the meaning/truthHow can I change- Ged rid of proscenium stage and the 4th wall - Replaced boxed sets with stylized & abstract scenery - Acting will be more external, physical, symbolic4 Types of Theatre:路 Impressionism (think of starry night artwork) o Sought truth in fleeting movements o Mysterious and moody o Unseen forces o Hazy, foggy, out of focus 路 Expressionism (think of the scream painting) o focused on social and political issues o bizarre colors and angles o nightmarish, seen through distorted perception of main character o actors behave and speak strangely 路 Symbolism (think of logos) o truth found in metaphors and allusions o images and objects have figurative meanings o symbolist techniques later adopted by realists 路 Constructivism o Actors are well-trained machines o Rigorous physical training o Sets are not particular place, but machine for actors to perform on o Re-theatricalize theatre20th Century Theatre 路 Post Modernism - 1950s and Beyondo Doubt of absolutes and truths o Bottom up participation not top down dictation o Shades of gray, not black and white o Suspicion of ideas, reason, certainty o Truth shaped by cultural bias, myths, political views - IN PAINTINGS: Salvador Dali with SimpsonsPost Modernism in Theatreo Dinner Theatre o Community Theatre o Off Broadway/Off-Off Broadway o Educational theatre, first in colleges then trickles to high schools o Absurdism-without meaning, we end where we begin o Black Theatre Movement: theatre relating to people of color (civil rights movement) o Women in Theatre: theatre relating to more women actors o Gay/Lesbian Theatre: theatre relating to people of homosexuality, still exist todayAfter 2000, there has not been huge changes, just continuing trendso Growth of non-profit theatres o Profits of long-running musicals o Rise in Broadway ticket prices o Community theatres o Budget cuts and educational theatre o Impact of 9/11