Drama - Hedda Gabler

Themes
Entrapment, frustration, lies, hope, martial relationships, self-promotion, coercion, freedom, control, despair
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Answers must include
Props/set(staging), Lighting, Blocking, Movement and gesture, Costume, Atmosphere, Themes
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Isben quote
'My intention in giving the name was to indicate that Hedda as a personality is regarded rather as her father's daughter then her husband's wife
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Manuscript
Represents: Hedda's jealousy and George Tesman's missing imagination and spirit
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Answers must have format of:
Point; Justification; Link to Live Theatre
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Through-line of Action
Sequence of actions which binds together all single actions and enables character to reach their goal. There is also a Counter-Through Actions. Example: 'hero' will have Through-action - 'villain' will have Counter-through action
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Superobjective
Theme of the play: about, reason written, goal to which all individual tasks which the actors perform are directed, logical and coherent.
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Imagination
Magic If; Emotion Memory; Imagination
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Magic If
Mental process of placing yhr actor in the immediate given circumstance of his character. What would the actor do if they found themselves in same dilemma as character.
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Emotion Memory
Bringing back feelings that have already been experienced. 1 Sensory Memory: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch 2 Memory of past experiences: recalling past moment in life 'then' - improvise in present situation which will provoke same emotion 'now'
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Imagination (technique)
Change immediate surroundings to produce new situations with factors and changing each factor in turn eg. one object, multiple objets, before-time, describing objects
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Performance Techniques
Relaxation; Circles of Attention; Tempo-Rhythm
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Relaxation
Awareness of Tension (tense muscles, release) The Monitor (will detect and release tensions without realising) Balance + Centre of Gravity (firm sense of balance, requires flow of energy) Using muscles (right muscles for specific activity)
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Circles of Attention
Object of attention, Small Circle of attention, Medium Circle of attention, Large Circle of attention
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Tempo-Rhythm
Actor's external and internal processes. Exercises: clapping, walking, simple actions. Inner, outer, fast/slow inner, fast/slow outer. Rhythms must be kept distinct
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Lighting Terminology
Colour frames; Dimmer; Ellipoisdal reflector spotlight; Footlights; Fresnel Spot (clear strong light w/ soft edge); Spill (outside intended area); Throw (distance) Wash; Wash out
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Stage Terminology
Auditorium (audience) Backdrop (back of stage setting) Gauze (opaque net, semitransparent lit from behind)
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Live Theatre
Hedda Gabler at New Victoria Theatre, Woking - Ivo van Hove; Labour of Love - naturalistic; Things I Know to be True - emotions/lighting
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Isben
Social factors of Victorians (women inferior); Oslo and met young girl (Hedda inspo)
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STANISLAVSKI
NATURALISTIC
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THRUST
STAGING
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Answers:
Theme; Time; Atmosphere; Context; Live Theatre; Character Motivation; Vocal; Setting; Light; Costume; (Sound); Style; Stage directions; Contemporary vs 1800s
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Props/set(staging), Lighting, Blocking, Movement and gesture, Costume, Atmosphere, Themes

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'My intention in giving the name was to indicate that Hedda as a personality is regarded rather as her father's daughter then her husband's wife

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Represents: Hedda's jealousy and George Tesman's missing imagination and spirit

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Point; Justification; Link to Live Theatre

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