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class focus
production, performance, writing, consumption
theatre synthesis
theatre is a synthesis of many parts
theatre and collaboration
theatre is created through a process of collaboration between many artists
literature
study play
forever fixed
theatre
never the same
designed for stage
play
blueprints for performance
only in a performance is the potentail realized
theatre vs film and tv
interaction
direction
hallmarks of theatre
interchange of audience and performers
each performance is different
professional theater
broadway-profit
regional-non profit
theatre organization-administration
profit
non-profit
creative staff
playwright
director
stage manager
technical director
design staff
dance choreographers
fight directors
music composers
auditions and casting
audition
callbacks
focused auditions-actors are whittled down
before beginning rehearsals
designs finalized
building sets
hanging lights
recording sound and music
costumes begin
technical director oversees
master carpenter
master electrician
painters
rehearsals
director
assistant directors
SM
ASM
rehearsal periods
can last 4 weeks with previews
technical rehersals
end of 31/2 weeks rehersals begin
first time actors work on stage
up and running
more people are necessary once show runs
frount of the house staff led by staff manager
running of show
once a show is running SM and ASM run show
musical requires director and orchestra
criticism
conduit between audience and producers
news items-elementary level
critic presents impressions-first impression
assessing productions value
critic doesnt have vested interest in success of production
function of art
entertainment
edification
exaltation
genres
comedy
tragedy
tragedy
about members of the ruling class
elevated language
focused on tragic hero
comedy
middle or working class
language everyday speech
ends in marriage
aristotle (384-322 BCE)
wrote poetics
drama into 6 parts
plot, character, thought, diction, music, spectacle
catharsis
purgation
Horace
Art of Poetry
idea of decorum
limited whats on stage, defined characters
king shall be king, king shall not be a theif
The renaissance
verisimilitude-neoclassical drama
reality
morality
universality
reality
action, time and place
morality
teach and please
comedy-ridicule behavior that should be avioded
tragedy-horrifyin results of errors and misdeeds
universality
drama reduced to 2 basic types comedy and tragedy
decorum
melodramatic form
simple powerful stories
unequivocal moral tone
understood by everyone
additional entertainment
lots of spectacal
rise of tragicomedy
late 18th century
19th century tragicomedy
-melodrama
-drama
melodrama
order to the world
ries of melodrama
rose with working class and urbanization drama
drama
rose in conjuctions with melodrama
serios subject with working class and increased urbanization
ibsen
henrik ibsen forefront of writing drama
father of realism