2009: updates, while I teach
monologues pages :
three pages in acting 1, 2, 3
... Caligari ETUDES: waking up, love, death -- stages
"End of Love"
2008 -- blog
Ch.2 -- Obstacle(s) Textbook
Conflict = objective + obstacle
More conflict = more drama
Stronger Objective (Aim) = stronger the Obstacle [ choices ]
No Task without Obstacles
One, two, many -- hierarchy
Styles and Periods (theatre history)
... lesson 4
[ floor plans ]
5Ws - overview, using monologues in class presentations [ character history ]--- transition to scene (how?)
Floor plans (Acting Areas) -- in part II (how it's built within the script)
Dramatic Composition: Exposition - Climax - Resolution
Emotion -- Motion
Lesson 4. Stanislavsky
back to lesson 2 [ content ]
notation: DS = Downstage US = Upstage SR = Stage Right CS = Centre stage SL = Stage Left RC = Right of centre stage LC = Left of centre stage DR = Down right DL = Down left UR = Up right UL = Up left UC = Up centre DC = Down centre C/L = Centre line X = Cross
calendar * contents
Monologue study: Make sure to read the entire play. [It is required for monologue preparation.]
The character must be studied - in detail - to bring the person to life!
Bring the play to class.
Be prepared to give a synopsis of the play.
Be prepared to describe the character.
Character Study : Character and Role