The play was a great success, but the audience was a disaster. ~ Oscar Wilde
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THR221 Intermediate Acting
GeoAlaska: Theatre & Film
Spring 2003: Don Juan
ShowCases: 3 Sisters, Mikado, 12th Night, Hamlet, The Importance of Being Earnest, Dangerous Liaisons, Don Juan
2004 & After
Please, read acting for the camera pages in advance: Actors in Film Directing, Film in BM and Camera in Method Acting -- before we have video-sessions in class! You have to have your monologues shots-broken (Actor's Text).
WWWilde Directory: overview of the theatrical process (also, showcase for THR121 Fundamentals of Acting, see act.vtheatre.net).
[I-2]ALGERNON. You have invented a very useful younger brother called Ernest, in order that you may be able to come up to town as often as you like. I have invented an invaluable permanent invalid called Bunbury, in order that I may be able to go down into the country whenever I choose. Bunbury is perfectly invaluable. If it wasn't for Bunbury's extraordinary bad health, for instance, I wouldn't be able to dine with you at Willis's tonight, for I have been really engaged to Aunt Augusta for more than a week.
Actor's Text: composition = exposition + climax + resolutionALGERNON. You have invented a very useful younger brother called Ernest, in order that you may be able to come up to town as often as you like. / I have invented an invaluable permanent invalid called Bunbury, in order that I may be able to go down into the country whenever I choose. // Bunbury is perfectly invaluable. /// If it wasn't for Bunbury's extraordinary bad health, for instance, I wouldn't be able to dine with you at Willis's tonight, for I have been really engaged to Aunt Augusta for more than a week.
[1-2] +  +  What are you physical (visual) choices for this ABC composition? Changes in positions?
More of WWWilde on Mono & Scenes pages.
Virtual Theatre with Anatoly Antohin
Compare Algernon (beginning) with Algernon (end) -- how different is his mode, mood? Where did it change (climax)? What is the reason for speaking? What is the action? Does he want to show his superiority to Jack (constant competition between the two)? Resolution? He wasn't invited to dine with Jack; he invited himself (action).
Use of prop? Use of costume? Motion? How to express the climax (vertical, horizontal movement) and etc.
MASTER: Anatoly! I never staged Oscar Wilde! Why do you link my BM with his silly comedies? Yes, I stage "Salome" when I was yound, but this is another matter...
ANATOLY: But, sir, they are good. They only look silly...
MASTER: What is my name?
ANATOLY: Meyerhold, sir.
MASTER: You see? How can you agrue with Meyerhold, young man? And this naked women again? What's the matter with you?
MASTER: Take it down! Right now! Do you hear me? Do you want me in your directing class?
ANATOLY: Very much so...
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