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  • Exploring the Collaborative Artistic Process in Drama through Jobs Production Jobs & Production skills 2006 EvaMedia
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  • jobs / careers What are some of the jobs / careers in theatre?
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  • playwright person who writes a play also called a dramatist
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  • producer arranges for funding hires director & production staff sets budget pays bills & salaries
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  • director brings together all the artistic elements of a play casts actors develops a vision for the production
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  • cast a group of actors selected to portray characters
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  • crew a group of people selected to do the technical work of the production (lighting, sound, props, etc.)
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  • designer makes sketches, builds models, describes concepts instructs technical crew collaborates with director
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  • How is a play or film created?
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  • Collaborative Artistic Process It is a Collaborative Artistic Process that takes a long time & a great deal of effort from many people.
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  • First, arrangements must be made for use of a script. This includes financial considerations.
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  • royalties money paid to playwright or publisher for permission to stage a particular play
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  • script printed copy of a play
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  • Then, the director analyzes the script & casts actors in roles. Together they begin to rehearse for upcoming performances.
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  • act a major unit or division of a play
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  • scene a small section of a play within an act
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  • language lines in a script also: words, stage directions, & movements (body language) used to tell the story
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  • dialogue two or more people talking
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  • monologue one person speaking (called a soliloquy in Shakespearean drama)
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  • action what happens onstage to hold the attention of the audience
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  • plot story sometimes called action
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  • conflict dramatic opposition (internal or external) also called suspense
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  • theme message, meaning, moral or lesson of the story basic idea of the play not the same as plot
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  • character a person or an animal occasionally, an object or a place
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  • characterization putting together all aspects of a character
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  • motivation reasons for a character behaving in a certain way includes characters past, present & future
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  • empathy the ability to relate to the feelings of another person or character
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  • discovery a revelation something that is revealed about a character or situation in a play
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  • designers production crew The designers & production crew take care of the shows physical & technical needs.
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  • spectacle visual elements: sets, lights, makeup, costumes, props the look of the production
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  • designers & crew design/build sets hang & focus lights find or make costumes & props design & create sound create make-up
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  • A tech rehearsal is necessary before the show opens to the public. Things like lighting cues must be tested.
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  • During performances, technicians & stage managers make sure everything runs smoothly. When the run ends
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  • strike to remove props from the set to dismantle the set after the production closes
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  • PLANNING PLAYING RESPONDING EVALUATE After the PLANNING, PLAYING (performing) & RESPONDING those involved EVALUATE to determine whether the show worked.
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  • the Audience But most of the time, the Audience is the best judge of a shows success!


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