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ARISTOTKE
Thank you for coming to tonights performance. Now you should go and make your own theater. Make it new, make it old, but make it something worthwhile. Please wipe the blood off of your shoes before you enter the hall. THANKS!
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Suddenly the light are shut of and loud grumbling bass notes send the room shaking. A stobe light reaveals images of actors (which now surround the audience) pooring blood on the serves and chacing audience member with knives. This last until deamed fit by the performers. Afterward the light come up on the stage and ARISTOTLE steps to speak in front of the stunned silent audience.
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BOTH
We're both just searching for theater that to us, is most real, whether is lach of feeling or all about what we feel. TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT THAT WE MAKE OUR APPEAL!!
safetypants added dialogue in "This is your first scene." on 05/14/2008 [view]
AUTAUD
I want to change the audience through the cruel and the strange.
safetypants added dialogue in "This is your first scene." on 05/14/2008 [view]
BRECHT
I want alienation to cause the audience to objectively decide to change.
safetypants added dialogue in "This is your first scene." on 05/14/2008 [view]
BOTH
But at least we both don't like plot.
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BRECHT
I like word and he does not
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ARTAUD
We both like balanese acting, though our reason differ quite a lot.
safetypants added dialogue in "This is your first scene." on 05/14/2008 [view]
BRECHT
I think they should be relaxed and observe.
safetypants added dialogue in "This is your first scene." on 05/14/2008 [view]
ARTAUD
I think they should be one and the same. I think that the audience should frightened as anerved.
safetypants added dialogue in "This is your first scene." on 05/14/2008 [view]
BRECHT
So to conclude We both don't like aristotle with his emotion and cathatic tragedy. We think it leaves the audience passive enactive and too care free. Theater should change you and just entertain you. But we have different ideas about the way this should be done. I think that the audiecne should be distanced from the charcaters.
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Sudenly the light change and music is heard. A placard is walked cross the statge which reads "This is the part where Artaud and Brecht sing an unrhyming song about their theories"
safetypants added an action in "This is your first scene." on 05/14/2008 [view]
Sudenly the light change and music is heard. A placard is walked cross the statge which reads "This is the part where Artaud and Brecht sing a song about their theories"
safetypants added dialogue in "This is your first scene." on 05/14/2008 [view]
ARTAUD
Shut up
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Shut up.
safetypants added an action in "This is your first scene." on 05/14/2008 [view]
Shut up.
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BRECHT laughs
safetypants added dialogue in "This is your first scene." on 05/14/2008 [view]
BRECHT
Well that sure sound practical. Pleasant too. What will the adverts say "Pay us to traumatize you!".
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ARTAUD
It would look very different from yours, that's for sure. I proabaly would have a stage. I would have the actors begin surrounding the audience and surprise the audience with there presence. I would use music with beats so hard and heavy that the aidience can feel it in their hearts. I would make the audience afraid for their lives. There would be blood and screams. The audience would be participants in the act. Their bodies and minds really reactng to the actual present threat. No one is pretending. In the chaos the audience will lose the idea of self and identity and society and return to their basic animal. Transformed. Speachless.
safetypants added dialogue in "This is your first scene." on 05/14/2008 [view]
BRECHT
Wait a minute, I had to specify all of my techniques to you, now its your turn. What exactly would your ideal production look like? How do you translate these ideas into practice?
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ARTAUD
All true feeling is in reality untranslatable. To express it is to betray it. But to translate it is to dissimulate it. Why use words to describe something that is innately wordless like a feeling? Why not just tranfer the feeling in the truest most direct form? Therefore, objects, music, chanting, costumes, gestures and words, used together are much more effective in bringing about powerful reactions in the spectator than are words used either alone or as primal factors in a spectacle. In our modern time we rely too heavily on the spoken word--we need to return the more basic and primal means of communication in order to experience our true selves.
safetypants added dialogue in "This is your first scene." on 05/14/2008 [view]
BRECHT
What's your big problem with words anyways?
safetypants added dialogue in "This is your first scene." on 05/14/2008 [view]
ARTAUD
Yes. You, for some reason, feel that this style of acting creates more distance, whereas I think that it closes the distance between the audience and the emotion because it removes words and lets the audience see the physcal manifesteations.
safetypants added dialogue in "This is your first scene." on 05/14/2008 [view]
BRECHT
Wow, I didn't think we agreed on anything! So I guess we both like the balanese gestires, but disagree on its impact?
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ARTAUD
What so impressed Artaud about the Oriental and especially the Balinese theatre was the importance accorded to gesture and facial expressions and the relatively unimportant role delegated to the spoken word. He described the impact of the physical action on stage and its effect upon man's conscious; the emergence of the latter not only by means of the spoken word, but also by means of gestures, which should be looked upon as a kind of hieroglyphic or symbol. Gestures would thus act as transforming agents; communicating the mysterious and hitherto unrevealed contents of the author's, director's, and actor's unconscious and conscious intentions, making them visible on stage in the form of an elevated arm, a lowered finger, etc. Dance, lighting and music, considered from this point of view are laden with a certain magical force, empowering them to transform the amorphous into the concrete.
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