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big enough for someone to do something and for someone to watch
what's the minimum requirement for a "space" to be considered a theatre?
more people-> more minds-> better collaborated; share your passion with; money->expensive to put on a show
why form a company?
share the same passion; the kind of story they want to tell
what defines a particular troupe or ensemble?
theatre profession includes the responsibility of admitting and seating audience members
performance going on a specific time in specific place, audience, paid, stars, passionate, costumes, managers, live
items in common between theatre and sports
theatre is scripted, sports are not-dont know how sporting events will end
differences between theatre and sports
in classical times, what physical and symbolic element separated the actors from the audience
as if there is no audience.. "the fourth wall"-actors pretend audience isn't there
no one dies but we believe they do anyway
what does "the suspension of disbelief" mean?
who said it?
empathy for the character, stimulated, entertained, engaged in some way
what does the audience want out of a performance?
scripted and rehearsed but still live every time
audience rapport (energy-characters feed off of it)
two ways in which live performance is different from a television or film presentation..
-life framed to become art (human action)
-an event taking place in real time-in front of an audience
-"dramatic" literature-not meant to be read->should be acted out
-willing exhibitionism-willing to conquer public speaking
spilt up the day; things to do between lunch and dinner; before bed, after dinner
in western drama, a full length play traditionally lasts 2 to 3 hours, why?
what is the word which describes the purging or cleansing of negative energy which the audience should feel at the conclusion of a tragedy?
-plot requires a happy ending
-social rather than metaphysical conflict (fake place between people)
-share many of tragedy's themes
-excess are punished but in an amusing way
true or false..
in the ancient greek theatre, comic characters encounter larger than life comic obstacles.
what type of play employs exaggerated comic characters in a wildly hilarious treatment of a trivial theme?
what word best describes the background information which is presented within a play that the audience must have in order to understand the action of the piece?
what is the word that describes the moment of maximum tension in a play when the conflict can no longer be sustained?
a strong flexible body, a trained voice, dance training, stage combat training, acrobatics/gymnastics, circus skills, and puppetry skills
what is the name of the American acting technique which is based on the work of Konstantin Stanislavski?
the specific staging of a play's movements, ordinarily by the director; refers to the precise indications of where actors are to move, moment by moment, during the performance.
the deeper and usually unexpressed "real" meanings of a character's spoken lines. according to stanislovski
true or false:
an actor's physical instrument is trained to strengthen his/her presentational skill set?
true or false:
an actor's inner psychological preparation refers to the presentational mode of acting?
external (dialogue and physical actions)
internal (psychology and author's voice)
What are the playwright's two primary tools?
what is the word used to describe the technique playwrights use to condense a story into a theatrical time frame
what quality of a play, described by cohen, refers to a piece that deals with issues of serious or lasting significance?
stage presence (virtuosity)
what is the word that describes an actor's charisma and confidence on stage?
what is the quality of a play, as defined by cohen, that refers to a piece that includes many details about the world where the play takes place
true or false:
playwrights always work closely with directors and actors during the rehearsal process
true or false:
a play is said to have depth of characterization when the characters act as mouthpieces for the playwrights views and opinions
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