Flashcards in Exam McFuckery Deck (71):
What are the first two ways of character?
Physical & Personality
What are the middle two ways of character?
Background & Voice
What are the last two ways of character?
Actions & Relationships with Others
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
What did Stanislavski do?
Developed a system of techniques for creating realistic acting
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"
What are the first 3 Elements of an Action?
The Magic If, Given Circumstances, and Imagination
What are the last 4 Elements of an Action?
Concentration of Attention, Truth & Belief, Communion, Emotional Memory
Describe "The Magic If"
When the actor asks "What would I do if I were in the same situation"
Describe "Given Circumstances"
The 5 W's of the script
The actor must have a rich imagination. He must observe people and their behaviour
Describe "Concentration of Attention"
The actor must focus all of his attention on the stage not on the problems of the outside world
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
The actor must put all of his effort into communicating with his stage partners and with the audience
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.
Define "Super Objective"
The "context" or "main theme" of the play - main motivation
The character's motivation at different points in his monologue or play - there can be several different objectives
Actions or dialogue that stop/prevent the character from achieving his objective
Natural pauses in the monologue/dialogue when a character changes emotion and objective
What does the actor want to do (non-physical) present tense verb e.g to flirt with the boy next door
The physical response to the "tactic" e.g. twirl my hair with my finger while talking to him
The response of your scene partner. It can create an obstacle for your character
What are the three parts of Origins?
Children's Lit, Fairy Tales Myths and Legends, and Real Life Events
What are the first two parts of Storyline/Plot?
Recognizable characters (stereotypes), Talking Animals/Magical Creatures
What are the middle two parts of Storyline/Plot?
Teaching a lesson, No REAL Violence
What are the last two parts of Storyline/Plot?
Easy Vocabulary, Magic
What are the first two parts of Audience?
Families and Children, Involvement
What are the last two parts of Audience?
Characters can enter from audience, audience members can act on stage
What are the first two parts of Acting Requirements?
Exaggerated facial expressions and Large movements
What are the middle two parts of Acting Requirements?
Repeat movements, exaggerated movements
What are the last two parts of Acting Requirements?
Speak slowly, interact with audience
What are the first two parts of Technical Requirements?
Brightly coloured sets, moveable sets
What are the middle two parts of Technical Requirements?
Bright costumes, music
What is the last Technical Requirement?
Lighting and Sound Effects
What are the first two Universal Concepts?
What are the middle two Universal Concepts?
Be a good friend, Sharing is Caring
What are the last two Universal Concepts?
Imagination is Valued, Life Lessons
What is Magnifico's Status?
What are Magnifico's characteristics?
Aristocratic, decisive, fair minded
What is Magnifico's Hand Prop?
What is Pantalone's Status?
What are Pantalone's Characteristics?
Master, Old man, miserly, rich, looking for love
What is Pantalone's Hand Prop?
What is Capitano's Status?
What are Capitano's Characteristics?
Young soldier, acts brave but is actually a coward
What is Capitano's Hand Prop?
What is Il Dottore's Status?
What are Il Dottore's characteristics?
Old man, acts like know it all but is usually wrong
What is Il Dottore's Hand Prop?
Large book (such as a Dictionary)
What is Isabella's status?
What are Isabella's Characteristics?
Young, innocent, pampered
What is Isabella's Hand Prop?
Fan or flowers
What is Flavio's Status?
What are Flavio's characteristics?
Young, brace, aristocratic, poet
What is Flavio's Hand Prop?
Sword or dagger
What is Columbina's Status?
High or Zanni
What are Columbina's Characteristics?
Young, flirt, seductive
What is Columbina's Hand Prop?
What is Arlecchino's status?
What are Arlecchino's characteristics?
Jester, acrobatic, singer, juggler
What is Arlecchino's hand prop?
Slap stick or stick with bells
What is Scapino's status?
What are Scapino's characteristics?
Musical, cowardly, sneaky
What is Scapino's hand prop?
Small wooden sword
What is Brigela's Status?
What are Brigela's characteristics?
Cruel, crafty, liar, dangerous
What is Brigela's Hand prop?
Rolling pin or large wooden spoon
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
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
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