Directing *


Evaluation a Show (mini-form):
Play: _________

Characters: (list ones your remember)
Secondary :

Conflict (External and Internal):

Plot: (Linear * Epic * Cyclic * Plotless)
Summarise (including the subplots)


Stylistic Features (Concept):


Dramatic Appeal:

Representative Quote:


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THR331 Fundamentals of Directing: Spring 2005

Name ___________ Date ________
[ samples ]
[ use the back for answers ]
I. Terms:
1. What is Method Acting?

2. Question on Reading (Books on Theatre I read)

II. Analysis
1. What is Realism?

2. What is "Text Breakdown"?

Give short answers:

what is...

  Dramatic composition  
  Aristotle's 6 principles  
  Comic and Tragic Hero  
  Rules of Exposition  
  Definition of Comedy  
  Hamlet (read)  
  Chekhov's New Drama  
  The Poetics  
  the reason for spelling of "playwright"  
  research paper  
  "3 Sisters" (read)  
  the idea of Absurd  
  Epic Theatre  
  Non-realist Theatre  
  line-by-line analysis  
  character analysis  
  ... nothing  
  ... never took any drama classes  
  ... and don't like to read plays  
Comedy (definition)


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[ textbook test -- The Director's Eye ] Textbook: Part I -- Basics
Chapter 1. Theatre & Life
2. The Nature of Theatre
3. The Role of the Director
4. Finding the Dramatic Action
Assignments & Summary

Part II -- Rehearsals
Chapter 5. Entering the World of the Play
6. Mindset
7. Those Powerful Words
8. These Things We Do
9. This Incredible Place
10. Rhythm

Part III -- Script
11. Analysis, Discovery and Images
12. The Rehearsal Unit
13. Life's Rhythms and the Scoring of the Play
14. The Concept Statement
Assignment & Summary

Part IV -- Style
15. An Intro to Style
16. Style and the Creative Process
17. The Theatre and Style
18. Ritual and the "Holy" Theatre
19. The Deceptive Challenges of Comedy
20. Comedy: Nuts and Bolds
21. Choosing Models and Labels
Assignments & Summary

Part V -- Working with Your Collaborators
22. Coomunicating with Actors
23. Memorization: The First of Five Golden Rings
24. Emotion, Gestation, Boarding and Function: The Other Golden Rings
25. Working with Playwrights, Designers and Others
Assignments and Summary

Part VI -- Theatrical Space
26. Theatrical Space: A Meeting Place for Actor and Audience
27. The Director's Approach to Space
28. Design in Space: Sharing Responsibilities
29. Guidelines for Blocking
30. Blocking: Lenses for Viewing
31. Blocking: The Bigger Picture
Assignments and Summary

Part VII -- The Whole Picture
32. From Scenes to Plays
33. Rehearsal Progression
34. The Critic and the Director
35. Miracles, Changes and Basics
Assignments & Summary