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3F03_Week4

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Department
English
Course
ENGLISH 3DD3
Professor
Graham
Semester
Fall

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3F03 WEEK 4 10-01-26 3:41 PM Problem  of  Artistic  Quality.       What  counts  as  theatre?   • How  does  theatre  differ  from  other  performance  forms?   • What  is  particular  about  the  experience  of  a  live  event?   • What  is  the  role  of  the  artist  in  making  theatre?   • What  are  the  components  of  a  theatrical  language?     Components  of  Theatrical  Language   • Human  Body   • Movement   • Sound  and  Music   • Text   • Sings  from  everyday  life,  made  theatrical  by  contextualization     What  counts  as  Theatre?   • Do  you  need  a  playwright  to  make  theatre?   • Do  you  need  a  director  to  make  theatre?   • Do  you  need  designers  to  make  theatre?   • At  what  points  in  the  process  do  they  intervene?   o Traditional  form  is  the  writing  then  a  director  who  has  a  vision   and  then  he  gets  a  designer  who  helps  him  further  interpret  their   vision.   o New  theatres  that  question  form.    Need  to  figure  out  what  we   need  a  director  to  be  doing,  what  the  designer  needs  to  be  doing.       Institutions  and  New  forms   • Differences  in  Quebec  and  English-­‐Canada  partly  due  to  union  structures   • Actor’s  equity  model  designed  for  commercial  theatre   o Demanded  fixed,  continuous  rehearsal  periods   o Film  actors  belong  to  a  different  union   • Union  des  Artistes   o Allowed  for  discontinuous  creation  periods  (6  hours  a  week  for  6   months)   o Film  actors  belong  to  the  same  union     January  27,  2010   Questioning  form   • What  is  it  about  this  that  we’re  going  to  talk  about?  Why  is  this   important  for  Canadian  theatre?   • What  is  it  about  this  that  it’s  worth  paying  attention   Proposal   • Topic  sentence  –  which  states  what  we  will  write  about  in  the  paper   • Information  about  it,  what  did  they  do?  When  did  they  do  it?  ETC.   • Hypothesis  –  regarding  a  ‘production’  a  director,  and  so  forth.     • Proposal  should  be  around  1  page     Institutions  and  New  forms   • Differences  in  Quebec  and  English-­‐Canada  partly  due  to  union  structures   • Actors  equity  model  designed  for  commercial  theatre   • Demanded  fixed,  continuous  rehearsal  periods   • Film  actors  belong  to  a  different  union   • Union  des  Artistes   o Allowed  discontinuous  creation  periods  (6  hours  a  week  for  6   months)   o Film  actors  belong  to  the  same  union   What
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