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Part 6. ch. 14. Different Methods Yeld Different Results 289

lesson 15. scenes

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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?)

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3 Sisters [ what scene? ] http://shows.vtheatre.net/1scene3sis.html

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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 
Stagematrix
Meyerhold, The Director

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