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All$a$theatre$needs$is$boundaries$by$the$audience$and$performer
Actor,$audience$and$space
Basic$Elements
Skilled$activates$accomplished$by$manual$labor
Mechanical$arts
Replaced$by$industrial$arts
Machine$age
Useful$arts
Philosophy,$ history,$language,$math,$science
Liberal$arts
Sculpture,$painting,$music$poetry
Beautiful$for$their$own$words
No$practical$function
Fine$arts
Branch$of$philosophy$ that$deals$with$beauty$and$taste
Aesthetics
Called$art$an$imitation$of$nature
Theatre$is$imitation$of$human$nature
Plato
A$chorus$who$ told$stories$about$a$fertility$god$named$Dionysus
Now$ the$chorus$ reflects$people$where$the$play$took$ place
Dithyrambs
Origins$of$theater
First$dramatic$critic
Described$components$ of$a$good$tragedy
Has$a$beginning,$middle$and$end
Aristotle$
Theatre$needs$a$pretense$of$self
Module'1':The'basics
Sunday,$January$8,$2017
1:29$PM
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A$presentation$of$character
Theatre$needs$a$pretense$of$self
Theater$is$highly$collaborative
§
This$is$why$its$ephemeral
Forces$you$ to$reflect$on$events$ immediately
Live$performance$is$immediate$and$relentless
Transitory$quality
Feedback$loop
§
Due$to$rowdy$theaters$
The$relationship$between$audience$and$actor$has$evolved
Dynamic$between$the$actor$and$audience
An$unspoken$ agreement$between$actor$and$audience$about$the$fictional$stor
Convention
Meaning$of$theater
Like$a$CEO
Has$a$lot$of$control$but$limited$because$theatre$is$collaborative
§
Raising$funds$
§
Finding$Products
Difficulty
Have$to$be$passionate
Producer
Ken$Davenport
Civic$rituals
Playing$rebirth$of$Osiris
Africa$is$the$first$example$of$impersonation
Origins$of$Theatre
Only$closest$dramas$stay$on$script
Theatre$is$not$a$literary$form
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