18. Write an outline of the text expanding the given titles. With the use of the outline give a lecture on the topic “ELIZABETHAN PLAYHOUSES, ACTORS, AND AUDIENCES” to the audience of:drama students, tourists visiting Great Britain, primary school children. In your lecture stress the words which may present interest to the listeners or cause difficulties, pay attention to drama terms, clear up some problematic issues.
VIDEO 8.THE JOB OF THE STAGE ACTOR
19. Give the English definition and the Russian translation to the following words:
|1) make demands on smb.||6) jiggle|
|2) reveal part of oneself||7) mishmash|
|3) inevitable||8) over the span of|
|4) texts of Write the summary of each paragraph. Mind the rules of summary writing. great complexity||9) get smth across to smb|
|5) convey||10) second nature|
20. Answer the questions:
1) What does Lesley Manville mean saying that actors are “middle people”?
2) What kind of skills does a stage actor need?
3) What does a stage actor have to do when he or she is on a big stage?
Fill in the gaps with in the sentences from the film.
1) Everyone thinks they know what actors do, they try ____________ to be other people,maybe they try truthfully to ____________ parts of themselves in the act of pretending to be other people.
2) But stage actors have ____________ demands made on them Write the summary of each paragraph. Mind the rules of summary writing..
3) And very often they have to make ____________, natural, untruthful texts of great complexity...
4) So it’s sort of the middle people really with the person between the writer and the audience that ____________ it.
5) It does require, I think, the ability to be able to observe people in the world around youand ____________ them, jiggle them up a bit and make mishmashesof characters and put them into a play.
6) … is actually a very very different jobfrom simply as it were____________a realistic copy of human behavior to a camera which may be only two or three feet away fromyou.
7) … when you are Write the summary of each paragraph. Mind the rules of summary writing. ona big stage and you do needvoice, you do need to be heard, and you need to be able toconvey the thoughts thatyour character’s thinking and ____________ to the audience.
8) … lookingrelaxed, looking comfortable in ____________ it is youare in of your character …
Ask and answer the following questions with your partner.
1) Do you think an actor’s job is difficult?
2) Which actor would you like to change places with and why?
3) Do you have a favorite acting performance?
4) What question would you like to ask your favorite actor?
23. Choose a stage actor/actress. Describe in detail his/her acting Write the summary of each paragraph. Mind the rules of summary writing. technique.
24. Find and read an interview with a renownedstage actor/actress about his/her typical working day. Render the interview in reported speech.
LESSON 5.DISCUSSING THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS