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What is a playwright?
A person who checks facts of a play.
A person who makes sure that the set is correct.
A playwright is a person who writes a play; and a play is a literary work written for performance on a stage.
A person who saves plays.
What is a director?
Directors demonstrate creative leadership for staging the production in every aspect including, rehearsal and direction of the actors, and approval of the production’s design, lights, and sound direction.
A director is the person in charge of the casting and the acting in a play. In addition, he/she is responsible for the overall interpretation of the dramatic work, bringing all the elements together to create a unified production.
A person who gives instructions on how to get places.
Directors must have strong management skills to meet high standards of art and production quality.
What is a stage manager?
A person who supports the production ensemble, serving as a conduit between the rehearsal room and those outside it, and keeps everything running smoothly and on time.
A person who pays the bills.
A person who finds stages to put on plays.
A person who rents stages for play productions.
What is a literary manager?
A person who manages writers.
A person who pays for literature.
A person who sells literature.
A person who helps to select plays to be published and produced.
What are the 4 mistakes a playwright should not make?
You cannot have a passive central character, and you cannot have more than one central character,
You cannot write a short play.
You cannot cannot write a long play.
You must have the same central character all the way through the play, and it must deal with the simplest element of human nature situation in the writing.
What does a director give during a rehearsal that is vital to the success of a production?
How is a theatrical work brought to television? (What are the differences between producing a live show in front of an audience and producing one for television?)
There is no difference.
Producing a play is a collaborative process involving the director, the playwright, the design team, the technical crew, and the actors. When the play is moved to the television screen, more people become involved, such as the television director, designers, and crew, and the collaborative process becomes even more complex.
For example, the dramatic lighting appropriate for a theater audience may not be bright enough for television cameras to capture the action. There may need to be compromises made between the lighting designer for the stage production and the television lighting designer.
The television director will want to watch the play in advance and will make careful notes about what happens and where on the stage actors stand. That way, he or she can carefully plan out where to place cameras in order to capture the “shots” that are wanted. Cameras will be positioned not only to give an overall view of the stage and performance, but to also provide close-ups and different angles on the action that help the television audience better see and understand what is going on.
The television director may make a rough “mix” of the show, switching from one’s camera view to another, as the taping is going on, sitting in a control room or mobile production truck from which he or she can see all the camera views. This mix will later be refined through editing. Or, the mix may be created through editing after the taping. For television, a live performance may be recorded in order to capture and include audience reaction, or some or all of the performance may be done specifically for the television cameras.
One is in front of a live audience, and one is without a live audience.
What is opera?
A genre of music.
Opera is a type of theatre that brings together drama, music, and singing. Opera includes the elements of theatre such as scenery, costumes, and acting.
A set design.
The story is often told through singing. Singing is done by soloists, in duets, trios, ensembles, and choruses.
What voices/vocal ranges are featured in opera?
soprano/highest female voice
alto/lowest female voice
tenor/highest male voice
bass/lowest male voice
Libretto are the words of the opera.
Recitative is the spoken dialogue that leads up to a song.
An aria is an informal song in which characters express their gratitude.
In the opera, La Traviata, the opening scene setting is at a party for a young woman who has been gone for over a year to prison.
In the opera, La Boheme, that we watched, the man was a poet.
The opera, Madame Butterfly is a powerful opera because it has such conflicts of culture within life's journey through love, sacrifice, betrayal, and death; and all of this is portrayed through the strong vocals of a seemingly fragile, yet strong, girl that is a metaphor for a butterfly.