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Ch11 Intro to theater tvxq3697
Credit to:Sarah Imes and Ian Borden
Antonin Artaud called actors
athletes of the heart
What does actor do?
communicate w audience in a more direct form
Konstantin Stanislavski said actor must
live truthfully in imaginary circumstances
Dance, drama, characters and voice
can act, sing, dance well
Designers are including
set, costumes and makeup, lights, sound and props (nontextual mean)
A prop is anything that is not
furniture (book, bag, sword)
A drapper is someone
folds fabric onto a person to create a dress (toga)finished by stitcher
Director responsible for
all the creative production of a show
Director must have
passion for theater, conceptual vision, thinking outside the box etc
Stage manager do:
attend design meetings, keeps rehearsals on track - 3 steps ahead (Megan Thompson)
Non-profit theater run by
Largest producing org
Shubert org (own 16 of 36 Broadway houses), Disney and Universal Pictures
"The Lion King" begin at regional theater
Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis then to Broadway
Dramatists Guild is a community
of playwrights, composers and lyricists dedicated to protect, inform and promote the interests of dramatists everywhr
Ian Borden directed ___ in Johnny Carson School of Theater at UNL
production of Howard Brenton's "Bloody Poetry"
D. Scott Glasser noted
director find truth for all plays and productions