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Unmasking Theatre Design: A Designer's Guide to Finding Inspiration and Cultivating Creativity by Lynne Porter

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Appendix: Supplemental Exercises

 

A. MORE PLAY READING EXERCISES

THE SECOND PLAY READING

A Read the play as the actor playing the protagonist.

B Focus on what makes this character tick.

C After the second reading, as the protagonist, free-write on:

1 What does this protagonist want?

2 What choices does this character make?

3 Describe the protagonist, being careful not to judge the character. Remember, every character does reasonable things, from that character’s point of view.

4 What do you find intriguing about the protagonist?

THE THIRD PLAY READING

A Read the play as a director/designer.

B What are the patterns, overall shapes and movement of the play?

C What does this environment look and feel like?

D After the third reading, as the ...

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