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ERIC Number: ED123671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 11
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Preparing for Improvised Duet Acting.
Dirks, Arthur L.
High school students should be given the opportunity to do improvised duet acting, and criteria for evaluation of performances of improvised duet acting should be established. Although planning and prepared work should be discouraged as much as possible, because of the time limitations for the performance, it is good for the performers to know where they are going. In other words, they should know before performing what point "A" (the conflict), point "B" (the climax), and point "C" (the resolution) will be. Pre-determination of the elements of the dramatic action can work very effectively in the improvised duet. Scene dynamics require that actors stick to the point, and the integrity of a scene is its adherence to its own internal logic. Scene dynamics and scene integrity should be the principal considerations in evaluating the performance. However, the more subtle aspects of the performance should also be considered: the development of information, the pantomime skills, and the balance between performers. (Basic references on improvisation are listed and specific recommendations are made.) (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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