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THEA 1013 Module 5
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What is the rhetorical tradition?
It is to see communication as artful public address. This was the last phase of education for men of ancient Rome; they needed the ability to argue and persuade to enter public life in politics, administration, or law. To speak well was the hallmark of a powerful Roman citizen.
Who was a well known teacher in ancient Rome who taught the rhetorical tradition?
Marcus Fabius Quintil- ianus (35-100 CE) known as Quintilian.
What is decorum?
Decorum fitted proper protocols for behavior and language on stage. (Think about how Shakespeare encouraged the actions in theatre to be smooth)
What was Rangois Delsarte research called?
"Science of App1ied Aesthetics." Which was focused on explaining an emotion through the use of different body and facial expressions.
How was Delsarte's research mocked?
By the creation of "Delsarte c1ubs", which sprang up where simp1y posing and freezing was presented as artistic entertainment.
Who was Konstantine Stanislavsky?
He was a Russian actor and director. In Γ897, he came under the notice of Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, a critic and playwright, who requested a meeting. After an eighteen-hour conversation, the two men decided to create a new professional troupe that would overturn the artificiality of Russian theatre. It came to be known as the Moscow ArtTheatre (MAT).
Who wrote the plays "The Seagull", "Uncle Vanya", "Three Sisters", and "The Cherry' Orchard"?
Anton Chekhov who was a short story writer and a doctor.
What did Anton Chekhov's play pioneer?
None of the heroes and villains found in the melodramas of the time. Instead, his characters are flawed human beings struggling for personal happiness
What is the technique "affective memory"?
It was designed to produce emotional states appropriate to a scene; actors were asked to recall details about a strong emotional moment in their lives such as fear, sadness, anger, love, or joy. Emotions Were not meant to be accessed directly. Instead, actors would recall sensory details about the people and places involved. Although this method was at the heart of Stanislavsky's program for some time, he later would consider it only as a last resort.
What eventually replaced the "affective memory" technique?
Method of physical actions. Stanislavsky believed that the link between the mind and body is inseparable. Therefore, if an actor pursued an action, the emotional life connected to that action would follow.
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