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URGENT!

I STILL DO NOT HAVE BLOG ADDRESSES POSTED FROM THE FOLLOWING:

WEI LIM

MOHAMMED

ZHONG

Please post immediately or risk losing all credit for your journal.

If your blogs are not posted by Monday, I will not read them.

I would appreciate it if other students would direct these three to this posting.

 

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FINAL EXAMINATION AND EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE MATTERS

Due to heavy demand and the difficult examination, the following limitations are in effect:

  • Ms Pat’s classes have the space for most of this upcoming weekend (April 21-22). There are only two slots open: Sunday 8-10 AM and Sunday 6-10 PM. If you want to reserve either of those times, arrange with Ms. Shamala. You are, of course, free to work outside the Experimental Theatre.
  • The following weekend (April 28-28) the space is reserved by Ms Pat from 8-1130 AM on Saturday. All other times are free for you to use. Again, please arrange with Ms. Shamala but also copy your time slots to me.
  • Tuesday, May 1 (holiday) is reserved for tech/dress rehearsals for both THTR 101 (8  AM – NOON) and THTR 102. (NOON – 8 PM). THTR 102 Students: Please arrange slots (not more than 2 hours) with Stage Managers. Stage Managers, please let me know times for each scene. Stage Managers please liase between 101 and 102 so that there is mutual support. ALL PROPS, COSTUMES, MUSIC, LIGHTING, SETS MUST BE READY!!!!
  • POSTER should be out on MONDAY 23 of April.
  • Final Exam performance times on 2 May are: THTR 101: 3:30 PM- 4:30; THTR 102: 5-7 PM. Performance order for THTR 102 needs to be worked out.
  • Written Work: Journals, etc. are due the day after the performance: Thursday, May 3 by NOON in my office. It would be good if you could turn in with  your scene partners so I can give feedback.
  • If anyone has any question about anything: please ask Rey.

BREAK LEGS!

THE EIGHT EFFORTS

THE EIGHT EFFORTS

  GRAVITY SPACE TIME
PRESS HEAVY (STRONG) DIRECT SLOW (SUSTAINED)
THRUST HEAVY (STRONG) DIRECT FAST (SUDDEN)
WRING HEAVY (STRONG) INDIRECT SLOW (SUSTAINED)
SLASH HEAVY (STRONG) INDIRECT FAST (SUDDEN)
FLOAT LIGHT (WEAK) INDIRECT SLOW (SUSTAINED)
GLIDE LIGHT DIRECT SLOW (SUSTAINED)
FLICK LIGHT INDIRECT FAST (SUDDEN)
DAB LIGHT DIRECT FAST (SUDDEN)

RUDOLF LABANS

AGONG’S INSTALLATION HOLIDAY — OR NOT

Wednesday, April 11th is a holiday.

I have reserved the Experimental Theatre for the entire day. If you want to work, please work out your times and reserve with Ms. Shamalah.

The space will also be open to the THTR 101 students, so consult with them. It’s ok if more than one project is rehearsing in the space at the same time. Cooperate.

I will be available to assist you ONLY IF YOU ARRANGE A TIME WITH ME IN ADVANCE.

Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Kedah Tuanku Almu’tasimu Billalhi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah as Yang di-Pertuan Agong XIV.

CHARACTER WORK SHEET

CHARACTER WORK SHEET

 

These are areas for you to explore and think about when creating your character. Please don’t treat this as a list or a “fill in the blanks” exercise. Some of the information may be in the text; some you will have to create for yourself.

 

You don’t have to answer every question, and there may be other areas not on this list that are important for you to consider.

 The information you come up with must be true to the script. It cannot contradict the given circumstances or biographical details set down in the text,

The information you come up with must be useful to you in performing your character. You should feel free to experiment, to explore, to revise any of this any time if you come up with a more useful idea

 

 

Name__________________________________________________

 

Nickname(s)____________________________________________

 

Significance of name and nickname

 

Age_____Exact birthday______________ Birthplace__________________

 

Astrological sign_________________

 

Significance of birth details:

 

Period and Culture

 

Place

 

Social class, politics

 

Historical events that effect your character

 

Family:

 

Parents

 

Sibling(s)

 

Other significant family

 

Absent/distant family

 

Age(s) at which parents or other significant relatives died:

 

How did they die?

 

Surrogate family

 

Biography

 

Significant events in:

 

Childhood:

 

 

Adolescence

 

 

Adulthood

 

 

Education events:

 

Relationship and sexual events:

 

Career and work events

 

Travel, dislocation, relocation

 

Marriage events

 

Medical events

 

Specific places

 

 

Physical Characteristics

 

 

Describe your character’s body from his/her point of view; from another’s’ point of view.

 

 

What words describe your character’s movement? Use images as well as adjectives.

 

 

Energy center

 

 

Medical history, illnesses, pain.

 

 

Posture: describe with an image

 

 

Power focus. What part(s) of the body is the focus of your character’s power? vulnerability?

 

 

What parts of the body are attractive? unattractive? Shameful? Open? Locked?

 

 

Imagine your character’s body in detail

 

 

•   Hair and face

  • Torso and groin
  • Arms and hands
  • Legs and feet

 

 

Movement:

 

Generally, how does your character move? Describe in adjectives and images.

 

heavy/light                            direct/indirect                     sudden (quick)/sustained (slow)

 

Name an animal physically like your character? Be specific as to why and how.

 

What is your character’s attitude and awareness of space?

 

Voice and Speech:

 

Generally, how does your character speak? What tone and volume?

 

Generally, where does your character place his/her voice?

 

What adjectives or aural images or music would you use to describe your character’s voice?

 

Dress

 

How does your character dress? Why does he/she choose her/his attire? Be specific from undergarments to outer-garments, from casual to formal.

 

What are your character’s colors?

 

What style or period??

 

How does your character groom him/herself? Hair? Make up? Scents?

 

Accessories?

 

Occupation/Profession

 

What does your character do for a living? What does the work entail? What are the routines? What parts of the body, mind, or emotions are used?

 

What is your character’s attitude toward work? How important is it? How long has he/she been doing it?

 

What is your character’s status? Who are your character’s superiors, inferiors?

 

Why does your character work? How ambitious?

 

What is your character’s work history? Career arc?

 

 

Relationships/Marriage

 

Is your character married or involved with someone? When and how did that happen?

 

Who does your character have to care for? Children? Old parents? Pets?

 

What are the pleasures and satisfactions?

 

What are the sadnesses, problems, and fears?

 

What is your character’s sexuality and attitude toward sex?

 

What are your characters sexual anxieties?

 

Are there other involvements?

 

What is your character’s relationship history?

 

Other aspects

 

Create a list of your character’s likes and dislikes regarding anything: food, people, quirks, sports, activities, reading, music, entertainment.

 

Books and magazines your character reads; movies and TV shows; music.

 

Most important possessions?

 

Draw a floor plan of your character’s room. What specific objects are there?

 

What are your character’s physical habits?

 

What are your character’s secrets? Who knows about them? What secrets does only your character know?

 

What people you know are like your character? What actor would play your character?

 

What music would you play on your ipod to “get into character”?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THTR 102 FINAL EXAMINATION

The THTR 102 Final Examination will take place on Wednesday evening, 2 May 2012. The tech/dress will be on Monday Afternoon, 1 May.

There is a good chance your performance will be adjudicated by a panel.

The criteria for evaluation will be as follows:

  • Acting and Characterization in performance. (60%)
  • Production (20%)
  • Written component: rehearsal diary, character work, scene scoring, object exercises, etc (20%) This will be handed in by BOTH scene partners.

You must hand in the written component on Friday morning, May 4, when we will have a debriefing.

PLEASE POST LUCKY DRAW SCENE

Can someone please post the text of the open “lucky draw” scene? I want it to be immortalized on the blog~!

JOURNALS (MIDTERM)

I will be looking at your journals beginning today. Please make certain they are up to date and contain all the written work for your midterm scene.

NEUTRAL SCENE


 


A: Please

 

B: I can’t

 

A: Just try

 

B: I don’t know

 

A: Please

 

B: Can you

 

A: Don’t Even

 

B: But

 

A: No

 

B: You’re Mad  

 

A: Please  

 

B: Alright  

 

A: Ready  

 

B: You know 

 

A: What’s that?  

 

B: Here  

 

A: Okay  

 

B: Great   

MIDTERM EXAMINATION

In pairs (or group of three), develop a scene based on a phone conversation between two (or three) people in different places. Adhere to all the following:

  • Complete object exercises for both characters.
  • Beats for both characters.
  • Complete scored script.
  • Use of props and space.
  • Fourth wall (s)
  • listening: find the reaction beat(s).

Base the scene on your own shared experiences and characters based on your own observations. The situation and the characters should be vivid and clear.

During the two-person exchange, there must be a hanging up and a calling back.

Energy and projection will count. Make sure you are vocally and physically filling the performance space.

Make sure the scene is thoroughly rehearsed.

Time: 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 minutes (3 minutes for 3 some) strictly enforced.

Grade: all get same grade.

Dates: 3/7 and 3/9

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