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Lecture number:
1
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University Of Connecticut
Course:
Dram 1101 - Introduction to the Theatre
Edition:
1

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Drama 1101 1st Edition Lecture 1 Outline of Current Lecture I Why do we study theatre II What is theatre III Ancient Origins IV Theatre as a place a company an occupation an art and as a performance V The Paradox of the actor VI Theatre v Rituals VII Theatre v Sports Current Lecture 1 Why do we study theatre a As a form of communication and interaction i The exchange between audience and actor b Teaches us about ourselves and the human condition c As a means of self expression and an outlet for coping d For delivering information and points of view e As a channel to educate enlighten enrich and engage f For its aesthetics and entertainment value g For the ways in which it stimulates emotions as a shared experience h In order to think critically about the world 2 What is theatre A form of art that is live performance a Areas of life that are connected to theatre sporting events social roles storytelling rituals etc b They all require performances i We have multiple roles and we change our behavior depending on which role we are in at the moment 1 Student daughter teammate etc 3 Ancient origins a Theatron in ancient Greece i Meaning seeing place These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 b Today theatre denotes more than just a physical space i It denotes theatre as a place company occupation art and a performance Theatre as a Place a Structures vary in size decoration and functionality b One requirement that makes it theatre i An empty space where we go to act and to watch Theatre as a company 2 interpretations a Theatre is a collaborative art i Different individuals create various components that combine together to create a performance ii E g director producer set designer costumes actors music etc b Theatre is a category i E g Elizabethan theatre c Both refer to groups of people that work in a shared vision Theatre as an occupation a Theatre



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