Sunday, September 27, 2009

Stage Picture vs. Blocking

Today's post is about the difference between stage pictures and blocking, and how they work together. It took a bit longer than anticipated to put together, so I'm not going to write much-- just post. But! the defining characteristics I'm trying to get at are their strengths-- stage pictures' ability to provide focus, perspective, and relationship; while blocking is about action. As I wrote in a Tweet last night (and you're all invited to follow the enhanced/abbreviated discussion on Twitter), blocking is dialogue. Dialogue is action. Action becomes present through specificity, intention, and responsiveness. You should be able to tell the story in blocking, without use of words.



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