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Lecture number:
2
Pages:
4
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 2 Outline of Last 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 Paradox of the actor VI Theatre v Rituals VII Theatre v Sports Outline of Current Lecture I Theatrical spaces a Amphitheaters b Proscenium c Thrust Stage d Arena Stage e Black Box Stage Current Lecture 1 Different theatrical spaces have different scenic elements 2 Amphitheaters a Outdoor theatres b Example ancient Greece and Rome 3 Proscenium 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 a A K A The picture frame stage i Because it is as if you are looking at a picture of real life b Large enough to accommodate the most realistic set and special effects i Theatre wings allow for different scenic elements to be hidden from the audience offstage in order to have changeable scenery ii Fly Space 1 Allow for props and actors to come in from above through rigging ropes iii Elevators 1 Allow for things to emerge from below the stage c Audience is seated right in front of the stage i Easier for directors and actors to be aware of the audience and tailor their performance towards them d Proscenium stage s utilization of Box Set i A kind of design in which there are walls ii Very detailed lots of depth and ceilings iii Typically only used on Proscenium stages because it requires an audience that is directly in front of them e Advantages and disadvantages of prosceniums i Advantages 1 Large space makes for intricate set designs 2 Offers the greatest potential and flexibility for scenic design a Paradoxically since the audience is only seeing a performance from one side it may appear to have more detail but may actually only have to use props and designs that look detailed from one angle ii Disadvantages 1 Some audience members have a poorer experience because of the arrangement



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