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Chapter seven theatre spaces power point

  1. 1. Chapter 7
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  5. 5.  The audience faces in one direction, as in a movie theatre The action onstage is seen through a frame of some kind Proscenium comes from proscenium arch —the frame that separates the stage from the auditorium and forms an outline for the stage © 2013 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 5
  6. 6.  Proscenium features:  Fourth-wall convention  Rake  Orchestra  Fly loft Ideal for spectacles because the machinery and the workings of the scene changes can be concealed behind the proscenium opening © 2013 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 6
  7. 7.  Other advantages:  Effective for realistic settings  Strong central focus rivets attention of audience Disadvantages:  Creates a temptation to get carried away with visual pyrotechnics  Tends to be remote and formal © 2013 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 7
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  9. 9.  Most widely used of all theatre spaces The audience sits on three sides, or in a semicircle, enclosing a stage that projects into the center Types of stages  Platform  Wagon  Corral © 2013 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 9
  10. 10.  Offers a sense of intimacy The rear wall of the stage provides a focused background for the action © 2013 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 10
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  12. 12.  Also called circle theatre or theatre-in-the-round Has a playing space in the center of a square or circle, with seats for spectators surrounding it © 2013 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 12
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  14. 14.  Advantages:  Offers intimacy  Allows for unconscious communication that is created when people form a circle  Any large room can be converted into this arrangement © 2013 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 14
  15. 15.  Anevent such as a game in a sports arena has a number of similarities to a theatrical event © 2013 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 15
  16. 16. A theatre set up in a space not ordinarily used for performance All early theatres probably began this way © 2013 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 16
  17. 17.  Street theatre  Brings performances to places where people do not normally attend traditional theatre © 2013 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 17
  18. 18.  Morethan one playing area where something is going on simultaneously in each area  Sort of like a three-ring circus  More like everyday life  No single space or activity is more important than any other Multimedia theatre © 2013 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 18
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  20. 20.  Can be adapted to an almost infinite range of configurations Sometimes referred to as black boxes Every aspect—seats, lights, platforms, levels—is flexible and movable  Aesthetic distance can be adjusted for each production’s need © 2013 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 20

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