Card Set Information
Every seen in every play has a .....
fluid and changeable
Two types of listening
Active and Passive
is living truthfully in a given set of circumstances of the play
Actors try to answer one question
What do I want?
Actors use.....to get what they want by using....
1. objectives 2. tactics
acting without a script
steppenwolf theater company
put on a famous production of True West
Mimical Behavior (acting is an imitation of life)
1. Wrote "An Actor Prepares"
3. Moscow Art Theater
4. Method Acting
The Neighborhood Playhouse
The magic "if"
If i was in ___ position, what would I do?
Directed American Buffalo and Glen Gary and Glen Ross
2 types of plays
new play and classic play
2 main concerns of directors
1. direct the actors
2. Visual composition
2 time periods to consider
1. When the play was written
2. The current time period
1. Associated with Tragic Comedy (as the inventor of)
2. wrote "The Three Sisters", "The Cherry Orchid" and "The Seagull"
American Director of "The Wisteria Tree's"
an old fashioned circular stage
is an American avant-garde stage director and playwright who has been called "[America]'s — or even the world's — foremost vanguard 'theater artist'
First drama critic
wrote the poetics
types of dramas
protagonist suffers a fall from grace due to personal choices made by the protagonist
Sophcles, Aeschylus, Euripides
focuses on the individual
focuses on society opposed to the individual
has recurring characters (young lovers, doctor, the servant, hypocrites, misers, etc...)
exaggerates human flaws and frailities
wrote "Tartuffe" and "The Misanthrope"
mixture of tragedy and comedy
wrote the modern tragic comdey "Waiting for Godot"
Modern American Playwright
wrote "Angels in America"
mixed form of music and drama
: Uncle Tom's Cabin
has clear cut good guys and clear cut bad guys
Society's safety valve
"Noises off" by Michael Frayn
Latin word meaning stuffing
The Alienation Effect
songs serve as comments
episodic and narrative
a sequence of events narrated
wanted plays to be a living newspaper
primarily political plays
wrote "the three penny opera"
Anything without a goal
Situations showing life's absurdity
things happen randomly for no reason
"The Zoo Story"
Where does the audience look?
where the actor is looking
"The Bald Soprano"
The Little Foxes
Prior to invention of the position of director
Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
first "outside eye" directing play
the founding producer-director of the Theater Libre
known for "the mahabharta"
founder of the Internation centre for theater research
Martha Clarke and Pina Bausch
Assistant Directors and Stage Managers