Trying the same scene from different approaches -- Kaplan is using different scenes for each approach.
Miss Julie -- Method / Episodic / Image-Mask / Play (values) / Story [ before-sex-scene ]
Strindberg: The half-woman is a type who thrusts herself forward and sells herself nowadays for power, decorations, honours, or diplomas as formerly she used to do for money. (approach #4) --
S: Kristin, finally, is a female slave. (how to establish it visually?)
3 Sisters [ what scene? ] http://shows.vtheatre.net/1scene3sis.html
...All About Eve Lloyd.... Karen's husband and playwright Margo Channing...Star Addison DeWitt...Popular columnist Eve I was wondering whether you'd come at all. Karen Don't get up. Don't act as if I were the Queen Mother. Eve I don't expect you to be pleasant. Karen I don't intend to be. Eve Can't we sit down for just a minute? I've got a lot to say and none of it is easy. Karen It can't be very much. Eve But there is. Karen Easy or not I won't believe a word of it. Eve Why should you? Please sit down. (They both sit). You know, I've always considered myself a very clever girl: smart, good head on my shoulders, that sort of thing; never the wrong word at the wrong time. But then I'd never met Addison DeWitt. I remember I had a tooth pulled once. They gave me some anesthetic--I don't remember the name. It affected me strangely, I found myself saying things I wasn't even thinking. As if my mind was someplace outside of my body and couldn't control what I did or said. Karen And you felt just like that talking to Addison? Eve In a way, you find yourself trying to say what you mean; but somehow the words change. They become his words and suddenly you're not saying what you mean, but what he means. Karen You expect me to believe that you didn't say any of those things? That they we all Addison? Eve I don't expect you to believe anything, except that the responsibility is mine and the disgrace. Karen Lets not get over dramatic. Eve You really have a low opinion of me haven't' you? I'll give you some pleasant news: I've been told off in no uncertain teams all over town. Miss Channing should be happy to hear that. To know how loyal her friends are. How much more loyal than she had the right to expect me to be. Karen Eve. Don't cry. Eve I'm not crying. Karen Tell me, how did your luncheon turn out with the man from Hollywood? Eve Some vague promises of a test that's all; 'a particular part should come along', those sorts of things. Karen But the rave's about your performance- Eve An understudy's performance. Karen Oh well, I think you're painting the picture a little blacker than it is really. If nothing else, and don't underestimate him, you have a powerful friend in Addison. Eve He's not my friend; you were my friends. Karen He can help you. Eve I wish I never met him; I'd like him to be dead. I want my friends back. Karen Eve... I don't think you meant to cause unhappiness, but you did. More to yourself, perhaps, as it turns out, than anyone else. Eve I'll never get over it. Karen Oh yes you will. You theater people always do. Nothing is forever in the theater; whatever it is, it's here, it flairs up, burns hot and then it's gone. Eve I wish that I could believe that. Karen Oh give yourself time. Don't worry too much about what people think, you're very young and very talented. And believe it or not if there's anything I can do.... Eve There is something. Karen I think I know. Eve Something most important you can do. Karen You want to play Cora. You want me to tell Lloyd I think you should play it. Eve If you told him so, he would give me the part. He said he would. Karen After all you said. Don't you know that part was written for Margo? Eve It might have been fifteen years ago; it's my part now. Karen You talk just as Addison said you did. Eve Cora is my part; you've got to tell Lloyd it's for me. Karen I don't think anything in the world would make me say that. Eve Addison wants me to play it. Karen Over my dead body. Eve That won't be necessary. Addison knows how Margo happened to miss that performance, how I'd happened to know she'd miss it in time to call him and notify every paper in town. It's quite a story. Addison could make quite a thing of it. Imagine how snide and vicious he could get and still tell nothing but the truth. I had a time persuading him. You better sit down you look a bit wobbly. If I play Cora, Addison will never tell what happened in or out of print, a simple exchange of favors. I'm so happy I can do something for you at long last. Your friendship with Margo...you deep, close friendship. What would happened to it do you think, if she knew the cheap trick you played on her, for my benefit? You and Lloyd, how long even in the theater before people forgot what happened and trusted you again. No it'd be so much easier for everyone concerned if I played Cora. So much better theater too. Karen A part in a play, you'd do all that just for a part in a play. Eve I'd do much more for a part that good. 2007 -- Kalisha-Deleen
Meyerhold, The Director
Film-North * Anatoly Antohin