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School:
University Of Connecticut
Course:
Dram 1101 - Introduction to the Theatre
Edition:
1

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DRAM 1101 1st Edition Exam 1 Study Guide Lectures 1 8 Lecture 1 January 19 What is theatre Theatre is a form of art that is live performance It originated In ancient Greece where they had the theatron that meant seeing place Today it is more than just a physical space it is a place a company an occupation an art and a performance What is the paradox of the actor It is a paradox that an actor is simultaneously himself and the character he is portraying We often differentiate between an actor and his character but while he is performing he disappears behind the character What spheres of life is theatre similar to Theatre and ritual Both repeat words roles movement and action they both follow a set of events and they both often use dialogue and costumes Theatre is not primarily intended for prayer or efficacious results Theatre and sports Both have costumes spontaneity protagonists teams live audiences leadership and creative thought Sports do not require the same willing suspension of reality as theatre does What is a willing suspension of reality This is the idea that an audience has to accept the conventions of the play on its own terms Unless the audience does this they cannot have the kind of real emotional responses that theatre evokes or the close relationships with the characters Lecture 2 January 29 What are the different theatrical spaces and their advantages and disadvantages The different theatrical spaces are Amphitheaters Prosceniums Arenas Thrusts and Black Box Stages Proscenium Also known as the picture frame stage is defined by its large size and the way the audience only sees the performance from the front Its advantages are that a large space makes for intricate set design and that it offers the greatest potential for scenic design There are often wings to house different sets fly space and elevators Its disadvantages are that some audience members may have a seat far away from the action and this can create an alienating effect Amphitheatre Outdoor



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