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From prop to protagonist

February 3, 2012

renebaker

A practical exploration of the theatrical possibilities of everyday objects. Beyond simply being an actor’s prop, objects can articulate subtext, function as sign and metaphor, or come to life and be the protagonist.

This course explores the different theatrical languages of objects, from realism to poetic theatre. Participants will discover the object’s potential for non-verbal communication; develop human characters based on the qualities of objects and materials; devise stories from objects; transform objects into puppets and learn simple techniques for bringing them to life.

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