English class, studying a play from a manuscript source document.
17th century theatre + literature
took 10 years of work to prepare an interpretation of the manuscript to mount a performance
- Manuscript converted to actor’s script
- background – all info as context – period info…
- analysis of space
Dramaturg – text/production experts to support director
Designers – set, costumes, props, sound, lighting, music composition, fighting/action, choreography…
Maquette – scale model of stage to refine plans. How could this be used for learning?
One of the goals of final rehearsals is confidence building – reflection and guidance to improve performance.
“over-teaching an actor” – becomes too cerebral. They “get into their head” and can’t act/perform because they’re freaking out and analyzing rather than living in the moment. “If you are in mental mode, you can’t act.” – This fits with teaching and learning, too…
“Sculpture of a play” – 3D environment as experienced by performers and audience – scenographic documentation of this?