* anatoly.org --

... 2009 :

From 2009
cine101 + stagematrix.vtheatre.net = vTheatre ?

... I am not "doing" vtheatre, I am too old.

Maybe, Diaspora.ET with Lul?


Somewhere in my other life.

Ethiopia, 2011...

Virtual Notes *
* Virtual Theatre Projects * Internet2 Day presentation * vTheatre images *
2007-2008- 2009

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Stage Directing Theory
Directing Theory: pre-text, text and super-text = playscript + spectacle + public

I guess, this "virtual theatre" name will be misused and abused for a long time. virtualtheatre.com? [dead link] What does it have to do with theatre? "Home Theatre"? "Virtual Reality" (VR) and so on -- the circus of technology....


[ Sometimes they lose your data, but the "refcities" site is totally lost! ]


vTheatre Gateway Page

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NEW: 2008 Russian Theatre: fest.theatre.ru + cultu.ru (webcast) * Internet2 Day presentation *

Theatre UAF

Directing Y2K [filmmakers list]

Performance & Multimedia (BFA... still dreaming)

All pages on the subject of web as medium in one directory; this is the gateway page for this directory

Virtual Theatre Master-File on Reserve in the Library and in Theatre Office!

University of Georgia -- use real-time motion capture technology in a live production of the Tempest at UGA

VTheatre Class'2001



Utopia Project



2007 + video + web pages (new)


This is the second page of "notes"...


VT NOTES are at pomo.vtheatre.net.


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.... 2007 - 1999
Directing VTheatre is directing both -- life and screen performances.

Direct -- the shortest distance to the needed result. Take out everything that is in your way. Space, actor -- they offer too much, they have to be edited, limited. I need only a few elements, I choose and I cut out the rest. Camera calls it -- focus. Look at the blocking -- out of endless combination of positions I select one. Don’t I do the same when I compose a sentence? The same law applies on stage -- get to the point, state what you want and not with many but a minimum words. We call the best combination of selected words “poetry”!

Director is a poet of space and time. He rhymes movement and give rhythms to time. Blocking? Alright, call him an architect, who organizes space around us. We know about art of building, too.

The landscape of the show becomes the space for camera-performer and his trajectory. Dramatic (artistic) choices (shots).

The Third Person is in charge of the CUT.

Screen is the "reading" (interpretation) of the show, reaction to it. But the pomo paradox of the web-theatre phenomena is that you on your screen could see only reflections on the life show and never the "original." The real trick is not in what you see, but what is hidden from you!

Virtual Theater Log Experiments with Cyber-List Server in Theater Productions

V-Theater Research Team: Anatoly Antohin, Tracy Cambell, Kyle Erck, Rafaela Stacheter; Theater Department @ University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Theater by its nature is public (SHOW Business). Theater process (pre-production, rehearsal, post-production) is generally not. Communication within theater is compartmentalized (i.e. production meetings, rehearsal). Flow of ALL information is directed towards the point of the pyramid (=stage director). From there selected information is re-distributed down stream to the body of the pyramid (=actors + tech crew).

In 1999, to facilitate multi-directional information flow we created on-line production groups @ egroups.com (3sisters@egroups.com; 12nite@egroups.com;). On-line system features include group and member info, search function, vaults, links, calendar, chat, talk, and database. Mode of Delivery i.e. daily digest, web-based viewing, or individual e-mails is optional. Site management by stage director and stage manager. Only members can post. Subscription is open. Text and/or graphic files of scripts, rehearsal notes of Round Table period and stage period (i.e.Daily NEWS), production calendar, set and costume design concepts, biographical information, web-sites and actors acting journal entries were posted on a daily basis throughout production period and logged @ homesite. Unity of time and space results in the formation of virtual theater logs (-archive). Virtual theater logs (VTL) document direct and/or indirect simple feedback loops between all list participants. The organizational level of feedback loops is highly complex. The multiple level inter-connectedness composes a/the theater production process. This process (=behavior) is self-organizing with a temporal linear development of critical mass as indicated by a decline of "postings" towards the end of rehearsal period. At the end of the process stage performance by participants (=actor+ tech crew) becomes 3 dimensional real-time/space "posting".

In conclusion VT paint a visible comprehensive picture of a/the theatrical production process (pre and production process). In addition their archival nature gives them a post-production existence. Thus they can be readily analyzed and used for future references in education and research.

[ 3 Sisters pages ]


Comparative analysis of multiple realizations of the same source text. Besides the analysis of the relationship between performance and text, questions to be addressed include: How is the creation of meaning affected by such factors as the signifying intentions of the director, the overall context of the production (political, social, theatrical), and intertextuality between productions? Is it, in fact, possible to describe and account for the differences between successive iterations of the same text? By focusing on such questions in a comparative framework, we aim to gain a better understanding of the processes involved in the performative realization of the dramatic text. Moreover, by bringing together information about diverse productions of a particular text, one would be assembling elements of a production history for the play, in a way which would be impossible for any single researcher to do. Source texts will be chosen to maximise the possible range of production contexts for comparative purposes.

[ from The International Federation for Theatre Research ]

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