Staging Rehearsals. Chapter Twelve. THE choreography of movement of the actors established by the director or actors It defines the actor’s relationship with the set, props, furniture, entrances and exits and the ensemble Methods of staging vary from director to director. BLOCKING.
THE choreography of movement of the actors established by the director or actors
Discover or identify what is true and important about each moment and allow that to influence movement choices
Physical relationships play a critical role in establishing strong emotional and psychological reactions in the audience
When the position of one actor forces another actor to turn upstage in order to engage in conversation.
Since conflict is the root of action, the staging must reflect the conflict in physical terms
pictures are unified, aesthetically pleasing and revelatory.
ORGANIC BLOCKING is truthful, believable and emerges naturally from the given circumstances of the moment and the relationship between the actors. If something is organic, it feels human and honest.
In this method, actors are encouraged to move freely and “discover” what feels natural and organic. Director must guide the discoveries.Organic Blocking
Improvisation is helped by having a loose blocking outline that provides a structure for the improvisation
After exploring through improvisation, the director sets the choices and the blocking is noted by the PSM
Devise a system that
works for you and the
play you are working
Chapter 13 addresses variations to proscenium stages including thrust, arena and in-the-round (pp137-141)