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Assignment

Director's Regiebuch (3): (70 points each = 210, 37%)

In this book, you will have your research, which includes: floor plan, 1 page dramaturgical analysis, beat analysis marked in script, blocking marked clearly in script, 1 page concept statement (contains design suggestions and images), lighting and sound cues, prop list in spreadsheet, contact sheet in spreadsheet, rehearsal schedule, and rehearsal journal.

The rubric below demonstrates the distribution of 70 points for the Director's notebook.

__ / 10 points 1 page (250-300 word) Concept Statement.

__ / 10 points 1 page (250-300 word) Dramaturgical research. (Info on cultural context, play, and playwright).

__ / 10 points Rehearsal Journal.

__ / 10 points Prop list, Contact sheet, and Rehearsal Schedule in spreadsheet format.

__ / 10 points Floorplan and set and constume design images.

__ / 5 points Beats and script analysis cleanly marked in script.

__ / 5 points Light/Sound Cues cleanly marked in script.

     

    Why Research?

    Directing a play involves more than merely blocking the actors and making sure the curtain goes up on opening night. In order to unlock the play's creative potential, the director must embark on a journey of discovery, learning as much as possible about the play. Armed with detailed knowledge, a director can more fully imagine the play onstage and begin the process of conceptualization. The greatest nutrient for a healthy imagination is knowledge.
     
    The library session (and this guide) will prepare you to assemble the research necessary to successfully complete the Director's Regiebuch assignment.
     
    Categories of Research
     
    Character  
    The Character's Background      
    Educational Systems
    Socio-Economic Status
    The Social Order
    Discourse
    Cultural
    Art
    Fashion
    Design
    Theatrical Trends
    Music
    Popular Entertainment      
        
    Historical
    Events
    Forms of Employment
    Religion
    Technologies
    Speech and Dialect
    People
    Place
    The Physical Location
    Interiors
    Architectural
    Fashion
    Furniture
    Props
    Textual
    Context
    References
    Societal Impact
    Playwright Biography
    Era Transposition

    From: Stage Directing: A Director's Itinerary, Chapter 6: Research (pages 37-42).

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