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Key Terms: Glossary
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SummaryFrom the Cast of Gods (continued):
"Apollo [a-pol'loh], "destroy," or "excite" The brother of Artemis and son of Leto and Zeus, he was born on the island of Delos (Homeric Hymn to Delian Apollo 30-90; Apollodorus 1.4.1). As one of the twelve Olympians-sun god as well as a god of prophecy, music, poetry, and medicine-he represents reason and intellect. He established the famous oracle of Delphi on Mount Parnassus (Homeric Hymn to Pythian Apollo; Apollodorus 1.4.1; Hyginus, Fabulae 140). He obtained attendants for his temple by turning himself into a dolphin and commandeering a ship (Homeric Hymn to Pythian Apollo 388-544). The Romans had no equivalent for Apollo."
Method & System
Bakhtin: Dialogue Idea
In short, everything that relates to acting, but removed from my classes pages in order not to confuse my students. There are some important texts are still not posted (Theory of Event, for example).
There is Film600 directory [for film theory], but I do not work on the pages over there (no time). There's a Research directory, film (but I have time to work on it too). Check "The Book of Spectator" (I have to work on this one since there are too many references to it from my claases pages). I gave up on those "new" pages; the only way for you to know what is "new" is to subscribe to my mailing list.
Part 2. Staging
Part 3. Playscript
There are too many pages to list (I still wait, when this directory will shape itself).
See Theatre & Film Courses (I try to keep them updated, but only when I teach the class). The same with the subject pages. If you want to stay updated, subscribe to my mailing list!
Confessional. I am afraid to get serious because of the subject -- theory! Also, it is forbidden in our pomo (postmodern) times. The self-irony must be always present. Besides, it's theatre -- we can't take ourselves too serious in the house of games. Its' the play time! And the first thesis we need to demonstrate is that you are the actor. Yes, yes, don't be shy. Come on! It's you who acts in every movie you see! Acts for everybody -- bad guys too. It's okay. It's the show, darling. How else the dramtism principle would work, if not for your participation? All that violence and sex -- you, little rascal, you like it! It doesn't mean that you would do it in real life, no, God forbid! But we are not talking about real time, we are in showbiz...
"What is that? What kind of tone you dare to use with us, your readers?" I turned back and the old gentleman, half naked. "Leave the kid alone," said another one, next to him, also sauna-ready dressed. The first one was holding a book in his old shaky hands -- The Poetics. My god! No, no way!
"You should treat the subject with some respect!" Aristiotle skahed the good book in the air as a bible.
"Shut up, old fart!" the bold bucher-like one replied. "Let him have his fun."
The chunky one had a big muscles even in his old age, I wouldn't get in his way -- but looked as they knew each other. The butcher put his big hand on the old gentleman's shoulder: "Relax, kid -- or I will kick you out of my academy! Understood?"
Now I understood; they say Plato got his name because in his youth he was an Olimpic champion in boxing. I believe it.
"I only mean that the subject of theatre is a serious..." Aristotle looked at me with the evil eye, "That's all."
"So what?" said Plato, "pass me the bottle, would you? Continue, my friend, go on!"
I wanted to talk about the two different traditions, but since the fathers of those two schools were present I didn't know how to "go on"...
Best advise, read the courses directories and go from there to the most advanced chapters. It's easy to read the numbers: 100, 200, 300, 400 levels and etc. Then -- creative/research directories... and finaly my metaphysical writings.
I always thought that I have rather limited areas of interest: directing, writing -- and the classes I teach are only in acting, directing and some in film. Nevertheless, I keep producing pages year after year....
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texts: Theatre History
in focus: Taming of the Shrew
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