Makes a statement about human fallibility- character faces misfortune by an exercise of their own free will
The Tragic Realization
Hero realizes he is suffering from his own flaws
Purging of emotions
Aristotle on tragedy
imitation of action concerning the fall of a man whose character is good and misfortune is brought upon him by some error
Oedipus the King
Medea, The Bacchae
The Cherry Orchard, The Three Sisters (Tragicomedy_
Mixture of tragedy, which went from good fortune to bad, and comedy, which reverse the order from bad fortune to good fortune
mixed moods in which the endings are neither exclusively tragic nor comic, sad or happy
WAITING FOR GODOT
The Three Sisters theme
the value of surviving in the face of social and economic change
Sam Shepard playwright
Tony Kushner playwright and Director
Angels in America (modern tragicomedy)
Melodrama from geek and definition
combination of music and drama in which the spoken word is used against a musical background.
describes a play without music but revolves around the consequnces of the actions of an unsympathetic character
characters divided along lines
Latin for "stuffing" in clinary sense
Michael Frayns melodrama
Psychology of Farse
opportunity for the vicarious fulfillment of our unmentionable wishes without having to take responsibility for our actions
The Threepenny Opera-Epic theater
Life of Galileo
Episodic and narrative, sequence of incidents or events narrated without artifical restrictions as to time, place, formal plot
Social+Political topics can be debated
Brecht Plays character emerges...
from individuals social function and changes with that functions
Brechts theater, actor did not "become" the character as in stansilvaski method...
actors demonstrated the characters attitude while retaining freedom to comment
Brecht's alienation effect
Jarring of the audience out of its sympathetic feelings for what is happening onstage...opposed catharsis
meaning irrational, senseless. Anything without a goal.
Playwright..."The Bald Soprano"
living truthfully in the plays given circumstances
English actor in the 18th century. MIMICAL BEHAVIOR
body, voice, impuse, emotion
work from the inside outward. "An Actor Prepares." Personal Truth. Live life onstage .
aspect of stanislavskis method. principes designed to help actor call on personal feelings and experiences.
The Magic "If"
If i were to be in (x's) situation, what would I do?
Blanch DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire"
Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre. Foundation technique-creation of truthful behavior within the circumstances of the play
"The reality of doing"-means of calling upon inner impulses and instinctive behavior
Mary Overlie and..
Anne Bogart. Director-teachers. "Six Viewpoints" an approach to dance/stage movements.
Produce-director. FOunded Theatre Libre. Displayed controversial plays.
Moscow Art theatre. Played Chekov.
Single creative authority-forerunner to the director
International center for theater research in paris. Famous for blocking technique. Would display play for french schoolchildren without any words and if they couldn't tell what the play was about he would redo the play.
Directed The Mahabharata
the comic vision
tragedy focuses on the individual while comedy on society-human flaws exaggerated so we can learn how to become better human beings
Playwrights techniques for ways of imitating behavior in a variety of dramatic forms. Brecht called...
a play without music but with a serious action usually caused by the villainy of an unsympathetic character. Characters are divided upon the grounds of sympathetic or unsympathetic
from the inside out. Pioneered external technique
Mamet and Macey developed
Atlantic Theater Company
"Practical Handbook for the Actor"
Useful in actor training and in rehearsals.
warm up exercises. Physical exercises, games, role-play
expressive signal of character and intentions
start at the very beginning
react intellectually rather than emotionally
change something in world-politically based
long play made up of episodes-sing songs in between-comment on what we've seen
we read mos. builds to peak. a lot has already happened.
CHECKOV directed...because he wanted to...
tragicomedy. write a play close to reality
the sea gull
tragedy starts off with....
Comedy starts off with..
the world in balance
the world in disarray, then put back together
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