Abstract Theatre

In this lesson, students will be introduced to the genre of Abstract Theatre. Students will explore the genre and learn about the basic ideas of how it works. Students will then create a directorial vision for a performance using Abstract Theatre.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is Bertolt Brecht associated with creating?

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Q2.Is keeping the set as realistic as possible associated with Naturalism or Epic Theatre?

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Q3.True or false: Breaking into song or talking to the audience was Brecht’s way of helping the audience to engage with the message of the performance rather than forming an emotional connection with the characters.

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Q4.True or false, the time frame for a plot in an Epic Theatre production is usually a long period of time?

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Q5.Who has overall creative responsibility for the creation of a piece of theatre.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is Bertolt Brecht associated with creating?

1/5

Q2.Is keeping the set as realistic as possible associated with Naturalism or Epic Theatre?

2/5

Q3.True or false: Breaking into song or talking to the audience was Brecht’s way of helping the audience to engage with the message of the performance rather than forming an emotional connection with the characters.

3/5

Q4.True or false, the time frame for a plot in an Epic Theatre production is usually a long period of time?

4/5

Q5.Who has overall creative responsibility for the creation of a piece of theatre.

5/5

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Abstract Theatre

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Q1.What is Antonin Artaud associated with ?

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Q2.What is the key focus of Abstract Theatre?

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Q3.Is character development a trait of Naturalism, Epic Theatre or Abstract Theatre?

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Q4.Is believable but symbolic characterisation a trait of Naturalism, Epic Theatre or Abstract Theatre?

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Q5.Is an acting style which is based on physical movement and gesture a trait of Naturalism, Epic Theatre or Abstract Theatre?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Abstract Theatre

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is Antonin Artaud associated with ?

1/5

Q2.What is the key focus of Abstract Theatre?

2/5

Q3.Is character development a trait of Naturalism, Epic Theatre or Abstract Theatre?

3/5

Q4.Is believable but symbolic characterisation a trait of Naturalism, Epic Theatre or Abstract Theatre?

4/5

Q5.Is an acting style which is based on physical movement and gesture a trait of Naturalism, Epic Theatre or Abstract Theatre?

5/5

Lesson summary: Abstract Theatre

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