Stage Directions and Blocking - Lee Allied Campus Theatre

Stage Directions and Blocking - Lee Allied Campus Theatre

STAGE DIRECTIONS AND BLOCKING Stage Directions and Blocking Great Game of Power Stage directions

Stage positioning Stage movement Stage direction game Stage Directions Upstage Right

Upstage Center Upstage Left Stage Right Center Center Stage

Stage Left Center Downstage Right Downstage Center

Downstage Left What do you see? Blocking Precise movement and positioning of

actors on a stage to facilitate the performance of a play, ballet, film, or opera Levels The height of an actor on a stage. Guides focus and adds interest

True West by Sam Shepard Planes The proximity of the actors to the

audience (front than back) Guides focus and adds interest Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

Give and Take The placing of two actors so ones face is easier to see by the audience than the other. Guides focus and adds interest

Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon Actor positioning The angle at which an actor stands

has a great effect on how that actor is viewed. Full Back Three Quarter Right

Profile Right One Quarter Right Three Quarter Left Actor

Full Front Profile Left One Quarter Left

Audience Stage Movement Blocking isnt just where the actors stand, its also how they move.

Cross Actor 1 Audience Cross Below (Down) Actor 1

Actor 2 Audience Cross Above (Up) Actor 2

Actor 1 Audience Counter Cross Actor 1 Actor 2

Audience Review Why do we have to be precise in our blocking?

How can you tell bad blocking from good blocking?

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