2009 : CALIGARI in class
2008 class : concept assignments
2007 -- thinkig about "Utopia" (conceptualization).
* Ahart, Part 3, pp. 119- "Waiting for Godot" Analysis: Go.dot UAF
Reading in class : tragicomedy in 2 acts (genre: comedy + tragedy) [ but NOT drama? ]
Audience as a partner, dialogue with characters only through them! Public do not answer = godot-like. They are Godot...
How to make it into METHOD?
Hero = Audience.
Finally, the great theatre secret is reveled.
... images : maze, wall, crossroad...
A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe
In visions of the dark night I have dreamed of joy departed But a waking dream of life and light Hath left me broken-hearted. Ah! what is not a dream by day To him whose eyes are cast On things around him with a ray Turned back upon the past? That holy dream - that holy dream, While all the world were chiding, Hath cheered me as a lovely beam A lonely spirit guiding. What though that light, thro' storm and night, So trembled from afar What could there be more purely bright In Truth's day-star?and monologues to stage from HAMLET
Return to overview of "director's functions": transition to Part 2. Directing ActorsCharacter as Idea (Tragic and Comic Hero).
[ read part 3. in your textbook for analysis ]
A country road . A tree . Evening.
Estragon, sitting on a low mound, is trying to take off his boot. He pulls at it with both hands, panting. He gives up, exhausted, rests, tries again.
(giving up again). Nothing to be done.
Beckett Pages and Godot'06:
Concept (Genre) -- playwright directions.
Characters -- preparations for working with actors.
Set Ideas (according to Beckett) : places = symbols
From My Shows
Scenes in class : ... Menagerie (7), Gogot (Ending), Hamlet (3.2?)
floor plan (directing space).