Coach students to remember one play performed at the Globe
DISCOVERY SPACE: a small room behind a curtain - which allows characters to be suddenly revealed by opening the curtain Behind the entrances is the TIRING HOUSE, for actors to dress, prepare and wait offstage.
• What is theWhat is the goalgoal of theof thecharacter in the scene?character in the scene? WHATWHATDO YOU WANT?DO YOU WANT?G is for Goal!
• What is theWhat is theObstacleObstacle that thethat thecharacters have tocharacters have tosurpass?surpass? WHYWHYCANCAN’T YOU HAVE’T YOU HAVEWHAT YOUWHAT YOUWANT?WANT?O is for Obstacle!
• WhatWhat tacticstactics do the charactersdo the charactersuse to try to achieve their goalsuse to try to achieve their goalsor overcome their obstacles?or overcome their obstacles?WHAT DO YOU DO TO GET WHATWHAT DO YOU DO TO GET WHATYOU WANT?YOU WANT?T is for Tactics!
This adds interest and urgency to yourThis adds interest and urgency to yourscene.scene.WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT THAT YOU GETWHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT THAT YOU GETWHAT YOU WANT NOW?WHAT YOU WANT NOW?– Ex: Why is it important that they get out of the elevatorEx: Why is it important that they get out of the elevatorNOWNOW? (running out of water or air, a pregnant woman in? (running out of water or air, a pregnant woman inlabor, a bomb, a wedding?)labor, a bomb, a wedding?)E is for Expectation!
• AntagonistAntagonist : The main character in: The main character inopposition to the protagonist or heroopposition to the protagonist or heroof a narrative or drama.of a narrative or drama. The audienceThe audienceoften will cheer against this person.often will cheer against this person.ie: theie: the ““bad guybad guy””
• ProtagonistProtagonist : The main character: The main characterin a drama or other literary work.in a drama or other literary work.The audience often willThe audience often will “support”“support”this person.this person. ie: “ie: “the herothe hero””
What is Characterization?• Characterization: developing and portrayinga personality through thought, action,dialogue, costuming, and makeup
Original Characters• They are more like “real” people.• We can relate to them.• No one in life is perfect.• No one is all good or all bad.• Everyone has a story.• By using characterization to createan original character, you arebasically creating a “real” person.
Stock Characters• Stock characters are predictable. Fairy talecharacters are often stock• Ex: Cinderella will always be nice and sweet
Stereotypical Characters• Stereotypical Character: a familiar characteridentified by an oversimplified pattern ofbehavior that typically labels the character asbeing part of a group of people
Stereotypical Characters“The Jock”“The Nerd”“The Cheerleader”“The Class Clown”“The Rich Kid”“The Shy Guy”“The Goth Chick”“The Book Worm”
Roman Sea Battles Performersactually died! Prisoners,debtors, etc. The largestknown seabattle involved19,000participants andapproximately ½of them died
Dionysus FestivalDionysus: Greek god of wine and festivityCity Dionysia, a festival of entertainment heldin honor of the god Dionysus. This festival featured competitions in music,dance, plays, and poetry.
Tragedy The word tragedycame to be derivedfrom the Greektragos (goat) andode (poem).Tragedy literallymeans goat song orgoat poem.
The theatron ="viewing-place” Word “theatre” originates from this!