Film and Theatre
In discussing the different qualities of the theatre versus the cinema, present students the opportunity to see two adaptations of a show--in Shakespeare there are many--in which they watch a film version and a stage version and discuss the difference between them. How does this explain Grotowski's point regarding the theatre's competition with the medium?
Students should watch at least one stage performance, preferably more, and write a review based upon the elements of production discussed in the book. What elements of Grotowski's work did they find?
In applying the text to practice, students should take the opportunity to create a brief excerpt of some play to present for the class. The roles of designer, director, actor, and producer should all study their relationships to the others and students should write about their experiences.
Grotowski includes several practical examples...
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