This course will examine theory of scenic design as currently practiced, as well as historical traditions for use of performance space and audience/performer engagement. Four play scripts and one opera or dance theater piece will be designed after in-depth analysis; emphasis will be on the social, political and cultural milieu at the time of their creation, and now.
Aspects, theatre arts, and vocabulary of theatre and dramatic arts, past and present; appreciation and understanding of diverse traditions. Includes acting, voice for stage, and stagecraft.
The goals of this class are two-fold: the first is to experience the creative processes and storytelling behind several of theater's arts and to acquire the analytical skills necessary in assessing the meaning they transmit when they come together in production. Secondly, we will introduce you to these languages in a creative way by giving you hands-on experience in each. To that end, several Visiting Artists and MIT faculty in Theater Arts will guest lecture, lead workshops, and give you practical instruction in their individual art forms.
The following recipes, or games, are intended to be used as reference and study for the college course: Improvisation. This format has been set up to help with ease of quick learning and immediate application. Bon Appétit !
This lesson plan provides basic guidelines of the Stanislavski system. Exercises are offered to help the student to think creatively and apply this plan to develop their own acting techniques. This plan can be introduced in one class period and practiced throughout the term. Follow these exercises with improvisation. It will help students focus and begin to think on their feet. This plan deals with concentration.
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An Introduction to Technical Theatre draws on the author’s experience in both the theatre and the classroom over the last 30 years. Intended as a resource for both secondary and post-secondary theatre courses, this text provides a comprehensive overview of technical theatre, including terminology and general practices.
Introduction to Technical Theatre’s accessible format is ideal for students at all levels, including those studying technical theatre as an elective part of their education. The text’s modular format is also intended to assist teachers approach the subject at their own pace and structure, a necessity for those who may regularly rearrange their syllabi around productions and space scheduling.
Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/an-introduction-to-technical-theatre
Linda Gates, Professor of Voice at Northwestern University (USA) discusses how Shakespeare's poetry and plays lend themselves to vocal performance by discussing how breath can be used to 'punctuate the thought'. This audio recording is part the Interviews on Great Writers series presented by Oxford University Podcasts.
The Great Depression had an enormous impact on theatre across the United States. Productions decreased dramatically, audiences shrank, and talented writers, performers, and directors fled the industry to find work in Hollywood. But despite adversity, the show went on. The public construction projects of the Works Progress Administration built new theaters in cities across America. The Federal Theatre Project was established to fund theatre and performances across the country providing work to unemployed artists. This influx of new artists had transformed the industry, opening theatre to new voices, themes, and audiences. This exhibition explores these Depression-era changes and their impact on American theater. This exhibition was created as part of the DPLAs Digital Curation Program by the following students as part of Professor Anthony Cocciolo's course "Projects in Digital Archives" in the School of Information and Library Science at Pratt Institute: Kathleen Dowling, Laura Marte Piccini, and Matthew Schofield.
Students will review what theatrical interpreters consider when signing live performances. After creating a list together, students will be grouped into two or three, analyze their movie clip and work together to interpret it. Students will learn more about interpreting live performances, and how to best interpret performances.
Technical Theatre II (Intermediate)
CHAPTER 1: JOBS IN TECHNICAL THEATRE
CHAPTER 2: WORKING IN A NEW VENUE
CHAPTER 3: PERFORMANCE ETIQUETTE
CHAPTER 4: THE ACTOR SCENE BREAKDOWN
CHAPTER 5: SCENERY
CHAPTER 6: STAGE PROPERTIES
CHAPTER 7: STAGE LIGHTING
CHAPTER 8: COSTUMES
CHAPTER 9: SOUND
CHAPTER 10: BLOCKING NOTATION
CHAPTER 11: PRODUCTION REPORTS
CHAPTER 12: CUEING SCRIPTS
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Opportunity for the study of theater arts topics not covered by regular subject listings, including experimental subjects offered by permanent and visiting faculty. Students seeking an individual program of study with a faculty member must also obtain the approval of the Director of Theater Arts. Consult Theater Arts Office for departmental form.
A study of contemporary North American theater movements and selected individual works that are organized around issues of ethnic and socio-cultural identity. Class lectures and discussions analyze samples of African-American, Chicano, Asian-American, Puerto Rican and Native American theater taking into consideration their historical and political context. Performance exercises help students identify the theatrical context and theatrical forms and techniques used by these theaters.
From the University of Florida College of Fine Arts, Charlie Mitchell and distinguished colleagues from across America present an introductory text for theatre and theoretical production. This book seeks to give insight into the people and processes that create theater. It does not strip away the feeling of magic but to add wonder for the artistry that make a production work well.
Table of Contents
Part One: Creating a World
1 Mapping Reality: An Introduction to Theatre -Charlie Mitchell and Michelle Hayford
Part Two: Theatrical Production
2 Acting - Charlie Mitchell
3 Directing - Kevin Browne
4 Set Design - Mark E. Mallett
5 Costume Design - Stacey Galloway
6 Lighting Design - Kasendra Djuren
Part Three: Special Topics
7 Genre - Jim Davis
8 The World of Shakespeare - Jeremy Fiebig
9 The American Musical - Margaret R. Butler
10 World Theatre - Michelle Hayford
These materials were developed in a Round 15 Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Mini-Grant for use with the open textbook Theatrical Worlds by Charles Mitchell at the University of Florida. Materials include:
Vocal Techniques, the course title used at many institutions, is essentially a voice class for instrumentalists, and is a required course for instrumental music education majors seeking all-level certification. Students take at least one Vocal Techniques course to learn proper singing technique along with basic pedagogy and can include teaching techniques as they apply to adolescent singers. The focus of the course is the development of the individual singing voice. This includes breathing, tone production, articulation, musicality and textual expression and understanding. Students also develop confidence in front of groups, improve their general vocal quality, and learn that a healthy voice serves them well in the general and performance classroom.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Why are you here?
Chapter 2 Healthy Singing
Chapter 3 Motivation
Chapter 4 Learning and Performing Vocal Music
Chapter 5 Respiration
Chapter 6 Phonation
Chapter 7 Voice Range
Chapter 8 Resonance
Chapter 9 Articulation