key

 

            what is the story?

2.

     Develop scene into the right key.

     Key of the scene:

what is the play about?
who the audience is for?

     The "key" is in the writing. The author putting up signs.

     Emotional involvement, the characters involvement, set the key.

  1. Audience doesn't know if he is going to save her or kill her.
  2. Do not play royal. Audience wants to see what happens behind the doors.
  3. Don't get into key of monotony.
  4. Entertain the audience. Key to play.
  5. Find the key.
  6. Get into the right key.
  7. Key to behavior. Choices.
  8. Key to drama is difficulty.
  9. Key to playing Mystery. Manner is ordinary. Current of emotion hidden. Emotion is strong: but don't show it. Surface is ordinary.
  10. Mystery: suspense in the key.
  11. One of those cases, "Key" keep switching around.
  12. Rules of style: Read material; what is the key? Then make choices from what should it do to audience.
  13. The key: (everything young is beautiful. Director has to have sensitivity, tell a story.
  14. The nature of the scene: she is suffering. Find the key, find the right style.
  15. We demand the two characters colorful. Dramatic conflict between the two. Don't stay in same key throughout. You are an entertainer.
  16. Why it didn't work? Key: Style
  17. Rules of style: Read material; what is the  key? Then make choices from what should it do to audience.

  1. Set the key. Humor, etc.
  2. Black Comedy: Weird, deal with life. Can't play straight. Comedy opposites. Key: Fun and nightmare. Don't go in and out of drama; soap opera. Need actors who are already off the wall.
  3. Get in key of comedy. Show bizz not a cathedral. Audience wants to see people suffer.
  4. Key: people have to laugh and amused.
  5. Problem is: What is the key, you must play it, it must amuse, heighten people, etc. Larger than life.
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     To make choices from what should it do to audience.

     Set the key:

Comedy      People have to laugh and amused. Audience wants to see people suffer.
Black Comedy      Despair, weird, nightmare - all with humor.
Mystery      Suspense. Manner is ordinary. Emotion is strong, but don't show it.
Theater of Absurd     Way out. What audience is watching is crazy.
 

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