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Twelfth Night Act 2 Sc 4

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In this video from Penn State's School of Theatre production of Twelfth Night, back at his palace, Orsino summons Feste to perform a song. In the meantime, the Duke and Viola have a conversation about a certain someone Viola (Cesario) fancies, and Orsino offers his love advice. Orsino declares he will not take “no” for an answer from Olivia, but Viola protests that love doesn’t always go according to plan. The two debate men’s and women’s capacities for love, and at the end of their exchange, Orsino orders Viola (Cesario) to return to Olivia with a love token from him.

Interview: Marcus

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Actress Priscilla Star Diaz (Jessica) interviews her new co-star, Coy Stewart, about his new role of Marcus on The Electric Company. Coy discusses his character on the show, the most exciting part of being on the set, and his favorite words, among other things. At the end he offers encouragement to aspiring actors, and encourages viewers to work hard to attain their goals.

Bringing a Theatrical Work to Television

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This segment shows preparation for a KET taping of a Stage One production of The Wind in the Willows. Included are technical preparations such as stringing cable and setting cameras and interviews with the lighting designer, audio supervisors, and director.

A Trip to the Theater | Everyday Learning

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Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes in a theater? In this video visit the Lexington Children’s Theatre to get a peek behind the scenes of a theatrical production from set creation to the final dress rehearsal.

Controlling Creative Energy

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Drama teacher Curt Tofteland leads students in an exploration of how actors use energy. In an activity called “Passing Energy,” students pass an imaginary ball of energy to each other. Jean St. John and Steve Roenker of My Nose Turns Red Theater Company give some background on commedia dell’arte as well as discuss how actors control energy to perform this physical style of comedy.

MONTANA SHAKES! Who Am I?: Movement and Characterization Workshop

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An Acting Workshop for elementary-aged students! Work collaboratively with students on using voice, body, and imagination to create unique characters.  An extremely interactive and accessible workshop based on the MONTAN SHAKES! 2016 adaptation of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. 

  • Identify and demonstrate ways in which emotions affect movement in characterization
  • Describe observed characters in All the West’s a State, ‘A midsummer Night’s Dream'
  • Physically embody different emotions/feelings
  • Create tableaux to represent moments from the play/fairy tales

Behind The Scenes: How an Animation is Made

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Writer Adam Peltzman, animator Alan Foreman, and voice over actress Leslie Carrara-Rudolph--the principle creative team behind the Haunted House phonological series--describe the creative process behind the creation of a cartoon.

Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle/Monsieur Wiggle et Monsieur Waggle | A World of Stories

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Storyteller Priscilla Howe performs a fingerplay story, using her thumbs as the main characters. The simple story about two best friends draws on rhythm, repetition, and movement. The story is available in English and French.

 

Interview: Gilda Flip

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Actress Ashley Austin Morris (Francine Carruthers) interviews her new co-star, Carly Rose Sonnenclar (Gilda Flip), about her experiences on the show. Sonnenclar discusses, among other things, her favorite aspects of her character, her favorite costume, and her favorite book.

Interview: Shock

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Actor Ricky Smith (Keith) interviews his Electric Company co-star, Chris Sullivan (Shock) about his experiences working on the show, and his favorite book and movie, among other things.

The Ghost with the One Black Eye /Le Fantôme Avec un Oeil au Beurre Noir | A World of Stories

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Storyteller Priscilla Howe tells a funny/scary campfire tale about a baby who wants her apple juice. One at a time, the family goes down to the cellar to get the juice, only to be confronted by a ghost. The story is available in English and French.

 

Theater Warm-Up Games | Ford's Theatre

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Energize your class for learning and performance! These games and vocal warm-ups get your students moving, thinking creatively and working together.

Characterization in Theater | Arts After School

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Teaching artist Dane Hosler visited Whitley County High School to work with drama teacher David Sweet and his students on characterization. The students worked on dramatic monologues, meeting after school once a week for a month. Hosler describes the variety of his work as a teaching artist, including improvisation and staging, and explains how he deals with time constraints in an after-school program. Sweet offers advice for teachers who wish to start an after-school program.

Video Producer

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Join the Career Lab set crew and see how this creative career mixes moving images with sound to teach, advertise and entertain.

Shakespeare: Scene from Much Ado About Nothing

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The main plot in this Shakespearean comedy revolves around the young lovers Claudio and Hero and the obstacles to their marriage. This scene, however, features the more mature lovers from the play’s sub-plot—Beatrice and Benedick—and their “merry war.” Prior to this scene (from Act V, Scene II), Hero’s character has been defamed, causing her fiancé, Claudio to reject her at the altar. Enraged, Beatrice urges Benedick to prove his love for her by killing Claudio. In this scene, Benedick tells Beatrice he has challenged Claudio to a duel. Actor Joe Gatton opens the segments with a brief introduction to the scene.

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