Sunday, April 22, 2007

One Ring Circus: Lecture outline for May 2nd

ONE RING CIRCUS

OUTLINE AND TERMINOLOGY FOR THE MAY 2nd LECTURE
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CONTENT:

1-WHAT IS THEATRE
2-ORIGINS OF THEATRE
3-THE ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL THEATRE
4-THE COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE TO AMERICAN MELODRAMA
5-A VERY BRIEF HISTORY OF PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING
6- BASIC STAGECRAFT
7- SUMMER SLAM 1992
-STRUCTURE OF THE CARD
-THE STORY BEHIND THE MATCH
-THE MATCH
-THE ROLE OF THE REFEREE

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TERMINOLOGY:
~ANCIENT THEATRE~
-PROLOGUE; PARADOS; PARABASIS; AGON; STROPHE; EXODOS
-POETICS; CHOREGUS

~COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE~
-LAZZI; VECCHI; ZANNI; PANTALONE; CAPITANO; ARLECCHINO
-SCENARIOS (CANVAS); COREGO
-EXAGGERATED & STRAIGHT CHARACTERS

~PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING~
-HACKENSCHIMDT & GOTCH
-THE GOLD DUST TRIO
-ED LEWIS; BILLY SANDOW & TOOTS MONDT

~BASIC STAGECRAFT~
-VERBS; BEATS; SPINES; FRAMING; BLOCKING
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RECOMMENDED READING:

GORDON, MEL. LAZZI: THE COMIC ROUTINES OF THE COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE.
NEW YORK: PERFORMING ARTS JOURNAL, 1983
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*CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE*
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4 comments:

Laury Silvers said...

card subject to change. sweet. i am going to start putting that on my syllabi.

Are any of the lectures being recorded? I would love to them.

david everard said...

I considered "card subject to change" and "One Ring Circus" as titles for my thesis, but my Graduate supervisor talked me out of them. So I settled for "Wrestling Dell'Arte: Professional Wrestling as Theatre" instead.

If Sam is recording this lecture, I'll need final approval, royalities and the master copy! *G*

Thanks for the comment, see you next tuesday!

Peter "The Malcontent" Rauch said...

Well, if you're going to be going all IP on this, one of us is going to have to put it on Youtube.

david everard said...

Thanks Peter, great idea! *G*

Maybe I'll wear my luche libre mask and call myself The Magnificent Malcontento, or would that be 'gimmick' infringement? *W*


See you Tuesday!