Actor' Self = Public (through 1. writer and 2. director)
Director, Actor and Method
Show = Production Period continues (for actor) -- how to give him directions into it? (Book of Spectator)
* Character analysis: Laura, Tom, Jim (The Glass Menagerie)
ShowCases: 3 Sisters, Mikado, 12th Night, Hamlet, The Importance of Being Earnest, Dangerous Liaisons, Don Juan
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Actor - Text, Actor - Director, Actor - Actor... Actor & Self (Artist), final arrival of director.
Becoming One with a Stranger (Spectator) -- Character is a stranger for both! You are a stranger to yourself!
Director = "poet of life" = all languages...
* Hero (Character)
How to give "notes":
How to take notes?
Notes to Yourself!
Godot = Woman [ thoughts ]
Striptease -- "it" cannot be GOD!
Voice of Godot ? Phone calls, answering machine message -- never home! They use cellphone? ...
What did happen before the play started?
The night (during the intermission?
After the show?
Act I -- tragedy
Act II -- comedy
"Nothing" = Life (existential = tragic, Divine Comedy?). "Nothing" second time = "Playing Life" (playing ourselves, playing "tragedy", mocking it).
Theatre is not a mirror of nature, by the only LIFE you can have (if you are human).
Stage, the place where you meet God... and God is you, next to you... [ How to make this statement? ]
Actor and Space = Biomechanics
Biomechanics & Commedia
Space page in Theatre Theory. Read "Time" -- together with "Chronotope"!
Introducing STAGE to actors ... google.com/group/acting2 part 2 and 3?
Actor = Character (Identification)
Spectator = Hero
and therefore, Public can relate to Actor only through CHARACTER!
Therefore, the actors can relate to each other through characters ONLY.
(Forget Epic Theatre and Brecht for now. You should learn how to live several lives at the same time = forgetting and remembering at the same time.)
Teaching partnership ("Private in Public" -- director's existence).
Rehearsals Ahart calls "experiencing" ... "getting to know you" (actors), romancing, the moment actor gets the role (pregnant), director's jod is done.
Subtext (page in method.vtheatre.net?)
If actor's nature in identification with everyone and all, actor's talant is in being the public. He (she) is the subjective universe, which creates the audience from the crowd (of strangers). Talant after all is how many other souls can you make into your own (Christian thought).( Last scene from Godot in class )
What is the role of director in this acting process?
Director is the model of public, actor is training on him (rehearsals).
"Private in Public"? (Stanislavsky)
The secret is being both: youself and all.
... Director represents Public -- through actors!
... Homework : preparation for rehearsals
... Rehearsals Methods * Analysis of each character -- Estragon & Vladimir Theatre BioMechanics
Waiting for Godot tragicomedy in 2 acts
By Samuel Beckett
All Characters as One (Beckett -- postmodern reading).
- a boy
[ shows.vtheatre.net/godot ] Beckett & Stoppard http://www.mala.bc.ca/~johnstoi/introser/stoppard.htm
[ text ]
Dramatic Analysis > Space Breakdown (Acting Areas)
[ homework : Godot's presence -- symbols, places (acting areas) ... finale, last scene ]
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