A family situation: a victim, a saviour and a prosecutor. FRANTIC ASSEMBLY EXERCISES: Squad: People standing in rows and columns, one row starts to count to 8 (for example) and then turns aroun on the last number to pass the juming to the second row, so the first row stops and second one starts counting … Continue reading Theatre Practice: Frantic Assembly Exercises
IMPROVISATION – to listen to your fellow actors – say yes to everything – not to entertain but to say first thing that comes up to your … Continue reading Theatre Practice: improvisation and monologues
Seven basic human vices that, when taken in excess, can be percieved as evil, and potentially injure or kill the person indulging in said vices, or anyone around him/her. Listeining to interviews about seven deadly sins and devising small pieces from the texts and way of speaking of the peope bbeing interviewed. This could be … Continue reading Theatre Practice: Devising "The seven vices"
At classicism period tragedy ruled in drama: Tragedy was intolerant about everything “new, fresh and innovative” (Zola, Naturalism, pg. 126) Based on social conditions (pg 130) Infancy of the art (pg 130) Antique themes, greeks and romans (Zola pg. 127) After 200 years romantic drama started to exist amongst the tragedy Middle ages, paraded knights … Continue reading Naturalism: essay notes
THEATRICAL CONVENTIONS AND PERFORMANCE STYLES Performance Styles The way in which the plot is conveyed in a performance, sometimes to a particular philosophy of performance, or to an historic period. Theatrical Conventions Things done on stage by the actors, that contribute to an overall performance style Theatrical convention Definition Related performance style Burle Comic banter … Continue reading Theatrcal conventions and performance styles
In relation to his own work, Athol Fugard has described the role of the playwright as ‘bearing witness’ to his society. Discuss the play Sizwe Banzi is Dead in light of this statement. WHO IS HE? Athol Fugard is a South African director, actor, and writer of more than thirty plays. He is best known for creating works confronting the racial segregation of … Continue reading African theatre example
REFERENCE: Kirby, M. (1996)‘On Acting and Not-Acting’ in Acting (re)Considered; Theories and Practices ed. P. Zarilli. London: Routledge. pp 44-58. Non-matrixed performing = being in performance space doing nothing (doing a certain activity) but being yourself symbolized matrix = doing something particular, but not in a character received acting = representing doing something, not actually doing … Continue reading Acting and not-acting