«Theater of cruelty means a theater difficult and cruel for myself first of all. And, on the level of performance, it is not the cruelty we can exercise upon each other by hacking at each other's bodies, carving up our personal anatomies, or, like Assyrian emperors, sending parcels of human ears, noses, or neatly detached nostrils through the mail, but the much more terrible and necessary cruelty which things can exercise against us. We are not free. And the sky can still fall on our heads. And the theater has been created to teach us that first of all». Artaud
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Now I have it, the "new" page! Sorry, for misleading you. It was "new" yesterday. I was new in the morning... new NEW page!
Film Directing ONLINE (old)
Theatre Theory directory
Two serious changes: the vertical hierarchy (new subdirectories : 1-5) and the topics bar you see now on many pages (another approach to directing or acting -- because we stage and act emotions and thoughts). Both would take a lot of time to implement!
SummaryFall 2004 -- "Taming of the Shrew" @ shows.vtheatre.net
Spring 2005 -- Oedipus @ shows/oedipus
Both "production notes" directories are new, both titles are adaptations (new compositions -- summer writing).
I teach acting and BioMethod pages @ http://act.vtheatre.net are updated.
Fall 2004 Dramatic Literature is at http://script.vtheatre.net/title.html
Keep working on Stage Directing (Spring 2005) = http://direct.vtheatre.net
In order to email too much I made http://filmplus.org/2004.html page for the updates.
My nonfiction writing projects? I don't know. I can't even get my textbooks to the publishers.
Questions2005 updates *
NotesConcept and Designers pages.
The Possessed 2003
'... there's nothing there except lines of dialogue. If they're sketched correctly and minimally, they will give the audience the illusion that these are 'real people,' especially if the lines are spoken by real people -- the actors are going to fill a lot in. So a large part of the technique of playwriting is to leave a lot out.' -- David Mamet [ see SUBTEXT in Method directory ]
* Wedding: class project -- finals *
backstagejobs.com Stage Directors Wanted *
The Open Door Written by Peter Brook * Trade Paperback, 160 pages
2005 updates: Small Chekhov Fall * "Four Farces & One Funeral" -- Chekhov.05
Internet2 Day presentation
Internet2 Day presentation
The Director and the Stage: From Naturalism to Grotowski by Edward Braun; Holmes & Meier, 1982
Theatre Books Master Page *
* The Theatre--Advancing by Edward Gordon Craig; Little, Brown & Company, 1919 - Part I - A Plea for Two Theatres: This Essay Is Dedicated to the Tired Business Man - A Durable Theatre - The Modern Theatre, and Another - In Defence of the Artist - The Open Air - Belief and Make-Believe: A Footnote to "The Actor and the Über-Marionette." - Imagination - Part II - Theatrical Reform - Public Opinion - Proposals Old and New: A Dialogue Between A Theatrical Manager and An Artist of the Theatre. - Part III - Gentlemen, the Marionette! - On Masks: By A Bishop and by Me - Shakespeares Collaborators - In a Restaurant - "Literary" Theatres - Art or Imitation?: A Plea for An Enquiry After the Missing Laws of the Art - A Conversation with Jules Champfleury - The Theatre in Italy: Naples and Pompeii: A Letter to John Semar - Church and Stage: in Rome: "When in Rome Do as the Romans Do." - Thoroughness in the Theatre - On Learning Magic: A Dialogue Many Times Repeated - Tuition in Art: A Note to the Younger Generation of Theatrical Students - On the Old School of Acting - A Letter to Ellen Terry - Yvette Guilbert - Sada Yacco - New Departures - The Wise and the Foolish Virgins - To Eleonora Duse - Ladies, Temperament and Discipline - Part IV - The Copyright Law: A Suggestion for An Amendment - The New Theme: Poverty - The Voice - Theatrical Love - Realism, or Nerve-Tickling - The Poet and Motion Pictures - The True Hamlet - The Futurists - Fire! Fire!* The Theater of Meyerhold and Brecht by Katherine Bliss Eaton; Greenwood Press, 1985
documents directory (mostly the handouts for HS, not me texts) -- how to use it?
Beckett in Directing Class script breakdown
POMO'06: Pinter + Mamet
Russian Diary * ðóññêèé äíåâíèê *
Russian Diary * ðóññêèé äíåâíèê *
This directory "DIRECTING" is used for both -- film and stage directions classes.
See Theatre UAF for course offering and you will know when the pages in this directory will be updated (next directing class).
There is another way to stay updated -- subscribe to Directors' Forum or my mailing list!
New? Virtual Theatre -- it will take years to develop!
Get on the Vtheatre List -- all the discussions and links on NEW directing will be there. Yes, it's not traditional directing, because the new medium and new technologies are involved. What are the new "revolutionary" principles in aesthetics? Oh, that is the best part of it!
First, we began to give different names. "Spect-Actor" and "Camera-Performer"... You see, in the new environment actor does both -- acting for the public and acting for the camera. Where is the bridge between the two? PERFORMANCE, which includes SPECTATORSHIP.
How to direct such new "event"?
How to define it?
See for yourself the confusion @ Virtual 3 Sisters production.
Too much! Too much of this new stuff!
And the biggest problem -- the texts are not new (good plays). It's a combination of live performance, recorded film and broadcasting. How do write such a script? Or even how to rearrange it (12th Night and many others...).
I still didn't have time to think it through -- the web end of it, when the show appeares on this little 3X4 screen on your monitor. No, not the size of the RealPlayer concerns me -- your keybord! That is the real power!
During the "3 Sisters" we have a switcher (3 channels, two live -- master-camera and CU-camera, and the VCR, tape). The switcher is now in your hands -- the mouse. You are the editor, you cut it!
Steaming video makes it possible -- you can see all three channels on your monitor and have YOUR OWN CUT.
Can you do it?
THR470 Film Directing -- see Film Minor.
projects: Oedipus 2005
new: Taming of the Shrew 2004
missing: film acting
Aliona Bocharova, Manager, International Department, Saint Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy, Saint Petersburg, Russia Tel/fax: 7 812 272 1789
Difference between dramaprose and film
a) intended for live performance in front of a live audience - as inherent in the word ' a play' or a 'show'.
b) a drama communicates a sense of being enacted in the present.
c) Since the dramatist gives voice to several actors, the playwright can subdue his own persona.
d) the actor impersonates a beggar, a king
e) the dialogue is the sole means of carrying the story forward
f) the actors use exaggerated gestures to make the audience understand
a) novels are told by the author who
describes the setting, the characters
selects mode (ironic, melodramatic, sad)
selects what the reader should/should not know
imitates a beggar, a king
the dialogue is imitated speech which does not carry the plot forward
manipulates the text to make the reader follow his guidelines-
a) Film is divided precise, focusing on the visual. Film uses metaphors to convey thoughts / intentions.
a woman letting out her hair is the stereotype of sexual desire, so is dancing.s
b) the actor uses his face to convey meaning
c) the actor's voice can be dubbed
d) the audience sees more than the director intends.
2007 An online course supplement * Film-North * Anatoly Antohin * eCitations
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