Lecture 12.07.10 Midterm Review A story presented by Bill Bowers in class proposed that the idea that sound once released cannot be taken back. The opposite of ?indicating? is truthful doing. Performance artist Bill Bowers represents the style known as mime. The fundamental relationship that is essential in order for theater to occur is between the actor and audience Which is NOT an example of the actor?s instrument? talent Theater is an event that requires an actor/audience relationship/agreement in a momentary suspension of disbelief of an imaginary circumstance. Emotional preparation is a process by which an actor is able to ?come to life.? (called by Meisner) Slovsky called it ?emotional memory.? Major design categories: set, lights, costume, and sound Meisner?s first year repetition exercise is an improvisation of behavior versus ideas. Oldest tangible evidence of storytelling: cave painting The actual script is known as the play and a particular realization of that script is called the production An independent activity is a physical task that can be accomplished with the materials at hand In Meisner terms, an emotional change that occurs between actors based on the behavior in the moment is an organic shift. The underlying meaning of a line of text: subtext Which is NOT an example of a reason for the existence of a ?drive or human impulse? for theater (as we defined it)? Wealth Theater is an action not a location Exposition is crucial plot information that is revealed early in the play two audition tools: headshot and resume the name of the actor?s stage union is equity during 2nd year training, the across learns how to navigate simple scripts focusing on conversational reality an interview with actor Rex Harrison about his early life in the theater reinforced the notion that ?training is essential? it is said that a mime?s characteristic powdered white face began with a bit of comedy in THE BAKER?S SON as the character Pedro gets flour blown in his face by the baker an example of finding unconnected items and THEN crafting an independent activity include a ring ding and mayonnaise a dramatic spoken piece of text that represents a series of unspoken reflections or inner thoughts is called a soliloquy Commedia dell?arte is a form of theater that began in Italy in the mid-15th century, characterized by the use of stock (repeated) characters and continued its popularity in France during the 17th century solitary phase of playwriting (phase 1) step 1: inspiration step 2: character step 3: plot step 4*: dialogue (probably would?ve though this was step 1 before this lecture) step 5: first draft phase 2 collaboration first time playwright realizes the play as it?s spoken aloud ( staged reading
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