Publication Date

12-9-2018

Document Type

Performance

First Advisor

Martinovich, Kay

Degree Name

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Department

School of Theatre and Dance

Abstract

This is a 20-minute directing project exploring the usage of acting exercises to generate a better performance. Some methods involved include the teachings of: Konstantin Stanislavksi, Jacques Lecoq, Anne Bogart, and Peter Brook. The pieces being performed were “The Field of Blue Children” and “You Lied to Me About Centralia” from the collection Desire: A Look at Tennessee Williams. The usage of rehearsal time was dedicated to exploration and discovery of the character motivations and how each character’s unique desires impacted the scene. Actors were asked to perform various exercises from different schools of acting with the goal of further analyzing the scenes and finding more ways of making the material performable. All rehearsal notes and observations have been condensed and written in the form of findings and reflection.

Extent

10 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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