January 16, 2015
o Define: The activity of producing, writing, performing, or organizing performances of
Theatre and its audience (relationship between them)
o How does the theatre connect to its audience?
Connects through the consensus of feelings
It makes you ‘feel’ a certain way
o How does it represent culture, ethnicity, and other social and cultural aspects of the
The stage drama and the framing of feelings
o Feelings -> perception of what’s happening
“Feeling draws us into the symbolic universe of the theatrical performance by
connecting us emotionally with the character”
o Shapes the way we discover ourselves.
The functions of set design
o Environment for the action of the play
o Establishes the emotional atmosphere -> Visual expression of the mood of the play
Light, furniture, set design
o Defines time/place of actions and characters
Financial status, fears, etc.
Creates appropriate mood
o Express ideas and themes
Factors for set design
1. Analysis and interpretation of the play
2. Production meetings
3. Technical demands of the play
3.i. Does it require a lot of technology?
4. Stage space
6. Sketches and models
7. Technical drawings
8. Properties and
9. Construction and paintings
Theatre and Feelings
o Was the architecture?
o Was it the actors’ rhetoric in the place?
o Was it the history and culture?
Affective forces o “Affect is part of a larger cognitive system which does not operate on the command-
control principles…which include perception and memo