Practitioner Rehearsal Techniques

Stanislavski

System:

  • Emotion memory
  • Method of physical actions
  • Subtext
  • Given circumstances
  • Magic if
  • Objective/super-objective
  • Through line

Rehearsal techniques:

  • Inner thoughts/Though tracking
  • Hot-seating
  • Temporal division - breaking down scene into objectives and emotions
  • Super-objectives
  • What happened before?
  • Inner and Outer tempo
  • Improvisation
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Brecht

Style:

  • Epic theatre
  • Distancing audience

Rehearsal techniques:        (Brechtian style)

  • Narrator
  • Coming out of character
  • Speak stage directions
  • Swap roles
  • Direct address
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Pinter

Pinteresque:

  • Implications of threat
  • Colloquial language
  • Apparant trivality
  • Long pauses/Pinter pause/pinter silence
  • Comedy of Menace

Rehearsal techniques:

  • Eye contact
  • 3 words
  • Pause/Go
  • Domination/Submission
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Frantic Assembly

Style:

  • Physical threatre
  • Movement
  • Design
  • Music
  • Text

Rehearsal techniques:

  • Round-by-through
  • Hymns hands
  • Lifts
  • The quad
  • Partner guiding
  • Hugs
  • Trust fall
  • Shoal
  • Chair duets
  • Do nothing
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Artaud

Theatre of Cruelty:

  • Assualting audiences senses
  • Audience engulfed by spectacle 
  • Suffering essential to existance

Rehearsal techniques:        (Artaudian style)

  • Vampire
  • Sounds instead of words/Soundscape
  • Sequencing
  • Choral repititon
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