EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENT: AUDIENCE, DESIGN, DIRECTING

Answering each prompt below will be worth ONE point of Extra Credit, for up to FOUR points of extra credit total.

Please upload your answers here, through the ASSIGNMENTS portal.

To receive full credit, please complete this by Friday October 11.

Please number your answers, 1-4.

1. WHAT IS AUDIENCE?

There are three essays in this packet, and each author seems to have a different view of the role of the audience in theater. In a few sentences, compare two of these conceptions: what are the differences in how these theorists conceive of the audience? (Please compare Boal to Clurman, or Boal to Dolan, or Dolan to Clurman.)

2. WHAT IS DESIGN?

Please notate two quotations, each from a different author in the packet, that you either did not understand fully, or find interesting and worth discussing. Now that you have thought about these quotations, what do you think they are trying to express? In general, how have these readings affected your ideas about the role of design in theater? Do you have a different sense of what “good design” means now that you have read this material? Please answer in a few sentences.

3. & 4.WHAT IS DIRECTING?

3. List ONE tip/piece of advice that William Ball gives to directors. Explain Ball’s rationale for this one piece of advice in a few sentences.

4. What does Michael Bloom mean when he describes the director as a STORYTELLER? What qualities of character does Bloom suggest a director should have? Please respond in a few sentences.