- The audience directly faces the playing area which is separated by the "proscenium arch".
- The playing area protrudes out into the house with the audience sitting on more than one side (up to three).
- Playing area is surrounded by audience on all four sides.
Theatre in the Round/ Arena
What is the difference between an arena and theatre in the round?
- Arena↠ Refer to it if it seats thousands!
- Theatre in the Round↠ Smaller space!
- An area with black walls, black floor, typically shaped like a box. Designed to allow creativity and flexibility in seating.
*Arrange seat however you want!!!
- An ordinary space typically not used for theatre that you create into show space.
Identify the stage directions:
- Acting without words
What are the five main components of pantomime:
- 1. Consistency
- 2. Exaggerated gestures
- 3. Exaggerated facial expressions
- 4. Precise movements
- 5. Weight and shape
- Acting without a script
What are the five main rules of improvisation?
- 1. No Blocking + Denying
- 2. Yes & Always
- 3. No Open-Ended Questions
- 4. No DRIVING
- 5. Listen + React
Pick an everyday activity. (IE: making breakfast, brushing your teeth, etc.)
How would you go about pantomiming this activity so the audience clearly understands what you are doing? Describe this using the main components of pantomime.
Activity: Making Breakfast!!!
- Making Breakfast
- -Exaggerated facial expressions and gestures (grabbing the milk, cereal, and bowl + looking tired throughout the whole pantomime)
- - Consistency (keep the consistency of my 'props'
- -Beginning, middle, end (Waking up/ walking into the kitchen, and making breakfast, then eat it with a smile)