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What are the first two ways of character?

Physical & Personality

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What are the middle two ways of character?

Background & Voice

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What are the last two ways of character?

Actions & Relationships with Others

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Who is Stanislavski?

Russian Actor & Co-founder of Moscow Theatre Company, observed that gifted actors create natural believable characters by showing natural actions and reactions

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What did Stanislavski do?

Developed a system of techniques for creating realistic acting

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What did Stanislavski say?

"the actor must first of all believe in everything that takes place on stage, and most of all, he must believe in what he himself is doing"

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What are the first 3 Elements of an Action?

The Magic If, Given Circumstances, and Imagination

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What are the last 4 Elements of an Action?

Concentration of Attention, Truth & Belief, Communion, Emotional Memory

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Describe "The Magic If"

When the actor asks "What would I do if I were in the same situation"

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Describe "Given Circumstances"

The 5 W's of the script

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Describe "Imagination"

The actor must have a rich imagination. He must observe people and their behaviour

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Describe "Concentration of Attention"

The actor must focus all of his attention on the stage not on the problems of the outside world

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Describe "Truth and Belief"

The actor must truly believe in the make belief vworld he is creating. An audience will not be deceived by and actor who is not truthful to his character

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Describe "Communion"

The actor must put all of his effort into communicating with his stage partners and with the audience

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Describe "Emotional Memory"

The actor needs to express stage experiences and NOT real ones. Therefore if an actor can use the "feelings" that he experienced in a similar situation to influence his actions on stage.

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Define "Super Objective"

The "context" or "main theme" of the play - main motivation

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Define "Objective"

The character's motivation at different points in his monologue or play - there can be several different objectives

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Define "Obstacles"

Actions or dialogue that stop/prevent the character from achieving his objective

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Define "Beat"

Natural pauses in the monologue/dialogue when a character changes emotion and objective

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Define "Tactic"

What does the actor want to do (non-physical) present tense verb e.g to flirt with the boy next door

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Define "Action"

The physical response to the "tactic" e.g. twirl my hair with my finger while talking to him

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Define "Reaction"

The response of your scene partner. It can create an obstacle for your character

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What are the three parts of Origins?

Children's Lit, Fairy Tales Myths and Legends, and Real Life Events

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What are the first two parts of Storyline/Plot?

Recognizable characters (stereotypes), Talking Animals/Magical Creatures

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What are the middle two parts of Storyline/Plot?

Teaching a lesson, No REAL Violence

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What are the last two parts of Storyline/Plot?

Easy Vocabulary, Magic

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What are the first two parts of Audience?

Families and Children, Involvement

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What are the last two parts of Audience?

Characters can enter from audience, audience members can act on stage

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What are the first two parts of Acting Requirements?

Exaggerated facial expressions and Large movements

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What are the middle two parts of Acting Requirements?

Repeat movements, exaggerated movements

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What are the last two parts of Acting Requirements?

Speak slowly, interact with audience

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What are the first two parts of Technical Requirements?

Brightly coloured sets, moveable sets

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What are the middle two parts of Technical Requirements?

Bright costumes, music

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What is the last Technical Requirement?

Lighting and Sound Effects

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What are the first two Universal Concepts?

Good>Bad, Bullying=Bad

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What are the middle two Universal Concepts?

Be a good friend, Sharing is Caring

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What are the last two Universal Concepts?

Imagination is Valued, Life Lessons

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What is Magnifico's Status?

High Royalty

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What are Magnifico's characteristics?

Aristocratic, decisive, fair minded

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What is Magnifico's Hand Prop?

Scepter

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What is Pantalone's Status?

High Master

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What are Pantalone's Characteristics?

Master, Old man, miserly, rich, looking for love

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What is Pantalone's Hand Prop?

Money Bag

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What is Capitano's Status?

High Master

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What are Capitano's Characteristics?

Young soldier, acts brave but is actually a coward

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What is Capitano's Hand Prop?

Sword

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What is Il Dottore's Status?

High Master

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What are Il Dottore's characteristics?

Old man, acts like know it all but is usually wrong

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What is Il Dottore's Hand Prop?

Large book (such as a Dictionary)

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What is Isabella's status?

High

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What are Isabella's Characteristics?

Young, innocent, pampered

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What is Isabella's Hand Prop?

Fan or flowers

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What is Flavio's Status?

High

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What are Flavio's characteristics?

Young, brace, aristocratic, poet

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What is Flavio's Hand Prop?

Sword or dagger

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What is Columbina's Status?

High or Zanni

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What are Columbina's Characteristics?

Young, flirt, seductive

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What is Columbina's Hand Prop?

Tamborine

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What is Arlecchino's status?

Zanni

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What are Arlecchino's characteristics?

Jester, acrobatic, singer, juggler

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What is Arlecchino's hand prop?

Slap stick or stick with bells

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What is Scapino's status?

Zanni

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What are Scapino's characteristics?

Musical, cowardly, sneaky

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What is Scapino's hand prop?

Small wooden sword

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What is Brigela's Status?

Zanni

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What are Brigela's characteristics?

Cruel, crafty, liar, dangerous

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What is Brigela's Hand prop?

Rolling pin or large wooden spoon

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Lazzo of the Mixed Messages

Servants deliver written messages to the wrong people causing mayhem OR a servant muddles up a verbal message causing mayhem

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Lazzo of Changing Emotions

Two servants or two masters meet and go from laughter to tears and back again or as a new person joins the group they take on that person emotions

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Lazzo of Searching

Two masters or two servants search frantically for another. As one leaves the room the other enters. This is repeated 3 or more times

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Lazzo of the Statue

A servant pretends to be a statue. Plays tricks on other characters when their backs are turned. He always returns to the statue position when they face him