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    would bring the social problem, struggle to overcome the difficulty, and situations from everyday life to be a part of the play. For American playwrights like William and Miller, we have seen a lot of poetic script of details. However, Stanislavsky, European playwright, prefers to the emphasis of the actor’s identification and the character’s psychological motivation. The playwrights would have to find the situations in own lives to create the play on stage with the main theme to present character’s internal approach and character development. Moreover, the kinds of theatre stages are classified in four different stages, which are, proscenium, thrust, arena, and black box. The proscenium stage is the normal one that people seats are in front on the stage, and the stage would be under the forth wall. The thrust stage is actually similar to the proscenium, but there are three sides of audience seats. For the arena stage, the stage is in the middle of the theatre with four sides of audience. The black box is the theatre room like a box with black color. Finally, the theatre element structure contains the character, plot, language, music, and spectacle. This class has given the students not only an abstract concepts of theatre, but also let students to have actual theatre experience through watching the theatre productions. I was surprised to hear that we would have a chance to watch three CU theatre productions. It is kinds of new experience for me because I had never gone to…

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    The First Frame Summary

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    By the end of the eighteenth century, the projection of the human mind became physically possible due to the development of science. The intellectual enlightenment, paralleled with the philosophical enlightenment, affected the design of theater architecture during the Reformation of playhouses. The distance between the stage and the audience started from the endeavor to set a frame for the spectators to appreciate the aesthetic choices of a dramatic piece as art, which now became the most…

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    Like I said previously they did a wonderful job casting and portraying every character perfectly. As cheesy as this may sound I often forgot I watching a theater program because it felt almost real. Often when I am stuck looking at something for long periods of time I catch myself daydreaming about something totally different from what’s in front of me but I can say the director succeeded in keeping my attention on the show for the entire time. LaBord 3 The fifth element to theater is theater…

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    The play, Father Comes Home from the Wars, was based in 1862, during the American Civil War. The proscenium stage was effective for many reasons during the production. The stage was able to provide a clear background behind the sets and props to help transport the audience into the southern part of America. Behind the set, on the back wall of the stage, was a ramp that the actors mostly used when entering and exiting the stage. The ramp could have symbolized the journey and the hardships that…

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    Theatrical Space

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    good technology the viewer will expect a much different performance as opposed to a set up where there aren’t nice seats or they aren’t as technologically advanced. As for the size if a production is very large then some viewers may miss important details or can’t see or hear everything that is going on where as if the production is smaller facial expressions, costume detail and other properties can be emphasized. The arrangement or configuration of the theatrical space defines the physical…

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    Ancient Greek Theater

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    occurred. If props were used, they were usually placed at the beginning of the play, and oftentimes would become unnecessary as the performance went on, but would remain on the stage regardless. Public theatres in Europe did not experiment with perspective scenery until the first opera house was built in Venice in 1637. The experimentation with perspective had taken place only in the West, but it led to the invention of the proscenium arch. The proscenium being first used around 1560, in order…

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    Rigging Research Paper

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    A proscenium stage is the standard stage with a square acting area with an apron. The rail is either off stage left or stage right depending on what the theatre desires. The second most common stage is the arena stage, which usually does not have a rigging system because of how it is set together. If an arena stage has a rigging system it is usually in the air as they try to hide these systems as much as possible. A black box theatre will not have a rigging system because it does not use…

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    Throughout history, there have been multiple struggles among humans against each other. Whether it be by skin color, gender, or mental capability, there have been “groups” of people whom have struggled to be equal. No greater is this shown in America than with race, or ethnicity. While there have been only few times when I have personally witnessed this idea the world refers to as “racism,” I notice numerous accounts of it within the media and the literature in which I surround myself with.…

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    Sartre No Exit

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    certain things. The characters of this play have wild personalities, so it will be a bit difficult not to make them seem fake, I want these characters to be relatable. They were everyday people who made choices that they will forever be stuck dealing with, and I feel like it's vital to the message of the play for these characters to seem as real as possible. Set The setting of this play is in a drawing room, in hell. This room is described as very plain with only three couches, a bronze statue…

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    But as time went by Amish people decided to accept telephones into their society. Proscenium Stage I decided to use a Proscenium Stage because the play needed spacious set given that there is a lot of running through the play. A Proscenium Stage would allow us to set all the furniture and sets in a spacious manner. We also use a wall to separate the kitchen from the living room and we are only able to make that without blocking anyone’s view with a Proscenium Stage. Ground Plan The ground…

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