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Showcases :

RG.08 Master File :

theatre w/anatoly Stoppard's webpages:

• theatre theory -- filplus.org/thr/stoppard
• shows.vtheatre.net/hamlet/webshow
• forum/list --
• ... notes
• 10/7/2007 RG08 [ doc ]

To make "Director's Notebook" with Lulu? Gu
ide/WEB COMPANION to the play @ Amazon.com

• play
• writer
• cast
• crew
• show

... appendix

style ... tableaux vivans = living pictures [ named and numbered ]

2009 : Caligari as opera [ Mikado ] & runaways (musical)

BM & Caligari

caligari.txt : sum : notes : main : files : webshow : stagematrix | 2009 : vtheatre.net/2009 & filmplus.org/2009

Notes 2009: A year ago. New faces... no continuity in what I am doing. Academia course.


acting2.0 -- subscribe!

2007 filmplus.org/biomx

NEW: ...

recommended reading -- biblio:

Acting One/Acting Two
McGraw-Hill, 2008

This is the fifth edition of Cohen’s Acting One, combined with the second, fully revised edition of his Advanced Acting. In combination, says one outside peer reviewer, “Mr. Cohen is approaching as definitive an acting course textbook there is ever likely to be. I find the material accessible, relevant and eminently teachable.” (Murray McGibbon, Assoc Prof Theatre and Drama Indiana University)

Cohen’s lifetime goal has been to integrate the study and practice of acting in realistic dramas with performing in the great range of drama - from tragedy to farce, prose drama to verse and music theatre, and the classical past to the contemporary avant-garde.

To this end, Cohen has united the fifth edition of his Acting One, long the leading acting text in the United States (now also translated into Korean, Hungarian and Romanian), which explores the basic task of interacting, essentially as oneself, as if in approximately real-life environments, in concert with Acting Two: which concerns acting, often as a character wildly different from oneself, in styles including Greek tragedy, Shakespearean verse, Restoration comedy, Oscar Wilde’s witty banter, and the “hypertheatre” of Eugene Ionesco, Bertolt Brecht, and contemporary dramatists. And – which is most important – Cohen shows the links which make such acting emanating directly from the core of realistic acting principles introduced in Acting One.

This double-volume, therefore, creates an integrated and immediately accessible approach to acting that ties together styles and methods of acting long thought to be virtually irreconcilable..

[ textbook in acting1 ]

... stagematrix.com [ directing theory ]

Spring 2008 class : THR221 Intermediate Acting

extra : Total Actor

R/G are Dead : show : Theatre UAF : show case and case study

* [W] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acting + Britannica: acting

[W] The word acting is derived from the Latin word agĕre meaning "to do", this is precisely what acting is. In acting, an actor suppresses or augments aspects of their personality in order to reveal the actions and motivations of the character for particular moments in time. The actor is said to be "assuming the role" of another, usually for the benefit of an audience, but also because it can bring one a sense of artistic satisfaction. The first actor is believed to be Thespis of Icaria, a man of ancient Greece. "Plays" of this time, called choric dithyrambs, involved a chorus of 50 who sang the story to the audience. Thespis stepped out of the chorus and spoke to them as a separate character in the story. Before Thespis, the chorus in all plays would sing in a narrative way, "Dionysus did this, Dionysus said that." When Thespis stepped out from the chorus, he said "I am Dionysus. I did this." And acting was born. This may only be a legend, but in his honor a word was crafted: thespian, meaning any sort of performer but chiefly an actor. The International Thespian Society, a society comparable to a fraternity (yet possessing the troop system of the Girl Scouts) for students involved in the arts has also been named in his honor.

Actors are generally expected to possess a number of skills, including good vocal projection, clarity of speech, physical expressiveness, a good sense of perspective, emotional availability, a well developed imagination, the ability to analyze and understand dramatic text, and the ability to emulate or generate emotional and physical conditions. Well-rounded actors are often also skilled in singing, dancing, emotional expressiveness, imitating dialects and accents, improvisation, observation and emulation, mime, stage combat, and performing classical texts such as Shakespeare. Many actors train at length in special programs or colleges to develop these skills, which have a wide range of different artistic philosophies and processes.

auditions : notes

class list :

1. [Gwen Brazier]
2. Dorothy Freeman-Wittig
3. Sam German
4. [Kris John]
5. Sayrah Langenberg-Miller
6. Margaritt McClelland
7. [Rita Pierce]
8. Joe Sisneros
9. [Robyn Veazey] 
10. Jenna Weisz
11. Frank 
12. Mathew 

... Notes on acting 1 Finals. My comments to start with.


vid : Stoppard 08

ACTING playlist


R/G are Dead [ groups.yahoo.com/group/vtheatre ]

finals [concept] :

[ in class assignments ]







directors -- list [calendar]

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