Glendale Community College Playing Your Part Thinking About Theater Discussion

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PLAYING YOUR PART: THINKING ABOUT THEATRE 1. Attend a theatre performance. Note the following: (a) What it is like arriving at the theatre, entering the lobby, then entering the theatre itself. (b) As the performance begins, how you become aware of the type of theatre you will see: musical, historical play, modern domestic drama, comedy, or something other than these. 2. As the play gets under way take note of the following: a. The scenery: Is it life-like or fantasy? Is it complete or merely suggestive of time and place? Is it beautiful to look at or is it depicting something frightening or strange? Is the stage filled with scenery, or relatively bare? As the play progresses, does the scenery remain constant or are there frequent scene changes? b. The lighting: What kind of lighting is there? Is it the lighting of a rock concert or nightclub, or does it seem like the natural lighting of a home or an outdoor park or patio? What are the colors of the lighting? Are the colors appropriate to the situation? Does the lighting change frequently or only rarely? c. The acting: Are the performers supposed to be ordinary people, of the type you would recognize from friends, family, or everyday characters on TV? Or are the characters historical people or larger-than-life figures? Is there anything special about the way one or more actors perform? Are they believable and ordinary, or is there something unusual or distinctive? PLAYING YOUR PART: EXPERIENCING THEATRE 1. Locate as many theatre venues in your area as you can—professional, amateur, college theatres. Also, locate theatres that may be in nearby cities or towns. (The Internet can be helpful in this search.) 2. Find out the size and shape of the theatres you have identified in your area and surrounding area. 3. Learn what kinds of productions each of the theatres presents: musicals, comedies, classics, new plays, and so forth. 4. Make plans to attend a production at one or more of the nearby theatres. (This could be incorporated into a class assignment.)
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Playing Your Part: Thinking About Theater
1. a) Arriving at the theater lobby brings feelings of anticipation and excitement, but
upon entering the theater itself these become more real as the ambiance of the
theater allows for these feelings to become real.
b) As the performance begins one is able to understand that the performance is a
musical as there is a full piece orchestra just under the stage. There is also
orchestral music playing as...


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