All The World’S A Stage

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  • All The World’S A Stage

    1. 1. All the world’s a stage All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts... Shakespeare “As you like it”
    2. 2. <ul><li>How often do you go to the theatre? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the last play you saw? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a genre you like best? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you prefer cinema to the theatre? (why/why not?) </li></ul><ul><li>What do you know about the first theatres in the world? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Types of theatres <ul><li>The Chinese – first performed drama-like dances in their temples </li></ul><ul><li>The Japanese – performed their dramas on a platform with a temple roof </li></ul><ul><li>In India – dramatic performances on specially-built platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Earliest theatres built by ancient Greeks – open-air structures, set in a natural hollow </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Globe <ul><li>Shakespeare’s theatre </li></ul><ul><li>Built in 1599 on south bank of the Thames </li></ul><ul><li>Round, open-air building; roof over stage </li></ul><ul><li>Three levels of seats + an area in front of the stage where some of the audience could stand </li></ul><ul><li>An exact copy of the Globe reopened in 1998 </li></ul>
    5. 5. Worst Jobs in History : the boy actor <ul><li>Who played women in Shakespeare’s plays? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How were actors treated at that time? </li></ul><ul><li>Why was a boy actor’s job dangerous? </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the life of a boy actor. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the clothing of the Tudor Era. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Theatre for the Deaf <ul><li>Become accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Interpreter </li></ul><ul><li>Rehearse </li></ul><ul><li>Timing, rhythm, harmonies </li></ul><ul><li>Workload doubles </li></ul><ul><li>Placement </li></ul><ul><li>Change of scene </li></ul><ul><li>Shadowing the movement </li></ul><ul><li>Act </li></ul>
    7. 7. Theatre for the Deaf 2 <ul><li>Floor of the house </li></ul><ul><li>Happy medium = (golden mean) </li></ul><ul><li>Deaf patron </li></ul><ul><li>Most inclusive </li></ul><ul><li>Literally </li></ul><ul><li>In close proximity </li></ul><ul><li>To mentally blend (with) </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated professionals </li></ul>
    8. 8. What is your opinion on the issue?
    9. 9. <ul><li>Extra clips: </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff Dunham: Deaf people in the theatre </li></ul>

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