author

 

     What is the author trying to tell us?

 

2.

     Truth of the author.

     Intention of author:

a morality play. (Don't make deals with the devil.)

     What it should do to the audience?

to get people mad.

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     Writer is not always involved: they're observers. Relate it to characters.

1. Writer       Give the character a weakness, otherwise he isn't human.
     Not too much business to clutter it up, not too many words, work on pacing.
  1. An actor has to serve the audience and work for the author.
  2. Who is the author?
  3. Don't be awed by author.
  4. The actor follows the truth of the author.
  5. Actors tend to do what they do well, you must follow the author's story.
  6. Author gives the words, as an artist you can do things, invent all that happens. Don't do words literally. Make words visual.
  7. Author is the star: Play of language.
  8. Authors know words, not acting. They give actors something to interpret.
  9. Author tells the story. Truth of the author.
  10. Author gives the words, as an artist you can do things, invent all that happens. Don't do words literally. Writers give actors something to interpret. Think what the playwright is saying for his time period. What is the meaning under the words?
  11. Overall intent of the author. Serve the intention of author. Obligation to the playwright.
  12. Why does playwright put lines in play? Listen to author where scene should be.
  13. Red flags from author. The "key" is in the writing. Look for key words from author, ("Hey, sport"). The author putting up signs. {{Friendly}}. (boss is lying), not what they say, but what they do. Underlying: has certain things they must do. Writers hold up flags. (use of the name, honey.)
  14. Authors know words, not acting.
  15. If playwright is good, don't defeat yourself.
  16. Playwright: sees a result in his head, applies it into dialogue. We can't know how he staged it.
  17. Author give the words, as an artist you can do things, invent all that happens. Don't do words literally, instead make words visual.
  18. Author's intention in three acts: stir up the inmates. Don't do a sad monologue. Must have an impact to it. Do it in a way that is entertaining, like a wrap, clown it around. Do it with humor, make fun of it. That's the attitude, celebrating.
  19. Never think what I would think. Think what the playwright is saying for his time period. What is the meaning under the words?
  20. Play of language: Author is star.
  21. Signals from the playwright; telling the story, character and development.
  22. Writers give actors something to interpret.
  23. Writer gives story, character and dialogue. Actor then gives it life. Remember to not act dialogue.
  24. You have to serve the audience.

"In the end, it can't look like acting."

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