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Task Two: Audience format

There are many types of ways to organise your audience, this is also effect your performance and the performers.

The most classical types of staging is:

Proscenium:

This is also known as the fourth wall which is an imaginary curtain between the performers and the stage, this can be broken but it provides the opportunity to alienate the audience as well. It gives a good view for the audience as it gives them a direction of focus.

Thrust:

 

This provides a much more personal relationship for the audience as well as the performers, as they have the audience all around them  so they have the chance to perform in the whole space around them in a more free and intimate way. The performers must be aware of the set and the props that have the potential to restrict the audience’s viewing, this may have some issues for the performers as well as the audience is all around them there can be an issue with connecting to all of the audience all of the time as a posed to proscenium theatre.

Arena:

This is the plan of the o2 arena in London, as you can see this has completely uproots the fourth wall and can be extremely difficult to be seen all of the time by the whole audience so, this space forces you to make your actions bigger like in Greek theatre so you can be seen by all of the audience. This staging also requires the performers to use the entire stage as much as possible like all other staging but it is more demanding as there is little/no room for intimate scenes.

 

 

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