Children’s and youth theater Frankfurt
What’s what? A little theater studies
Phew, a lot of French words in the theater language. Ensemble actually means "together".
We mean all actors in a theater. The ensemble of children’s and youth theater
consists of 14 actors, but not all of them always play in every production.
Another French word. It is spoken: Gaasche. Gage means the salary, that is money,
that the actors get from the theater. Unfortunately, that’s usually not very much.
But everyone still has great fun doing theater.
Staging is actually a Greek word. It describes everything you have to do, so to speak,
to perform a play. So choose the actors for the roles, the set and
who set the props, discuss the mask and of course – very important – directing.
And because everyone does it differently, such a staging becomes unmistakable. So you can do the piece
See "Momo" in Hamburg directed by Mr. Maier or Momo in Frankfurt directed by
Mr. Backhaus and somehow it seems like you saw another piece because both of them
were made very differently.
Criticism can be positive or negative, i.e. good or bad. Reviews are mostly in the newspapers,
but can also come on the radio.
The productions of the children’s and youth theater usually receive high praise from the critics.
Instead of criticism, one can also say a review because the play is written about
or just spoken.
Well, how can you describe that. Backdrops are actually the individual elements that make up the stage set
result. For example, if a living room is shown, the walls of the room –
perhaps with windows outside – painted on wood or canvas and in the background
stand on the stage. From the front it looks like real, from the back like a simple wooden wall that supports
must be so that it does not fall over. Chairs, a sofa and a table can be placed in front of this "room wall"
stand. These are also scenes, although they are not painted, but real objects. At Emil’s
the train on which he is then stolen is a backdrop.
Professor Tibatong’s hut on Titiwu Island is of course also a backdrop. It has all of ours
Set designer Zoran Ristic built. So again: scenes can be larger objects
really there, for example furniture, it can be painted, or built especially for the piece.
Most of the time, the actors don’t have any real masks at all, and if they were, it would be
a task for the costume designers. But the theater make-up, the stage make-up, is called anyway
Mask. Maybe because what’s on stage right looks great, often a real mask from close up
made of cream, colors and powder. Not beautiful at all, but rather ugly.
But the colors have to be applied so thick, otherwise the actors would be pretty pale and
look cheesy, from the auditorium of course. Often you have to have very special faces
be made up. For example, the young actress becomes an old witch with many folds
and the nasty wart.
The green scale face of Wa-Wa is also a lot of work. The ping penguin was even
a beak stuck in the face. The snow queen, like her, also had great make-up
can see the picture.
It is logical, Premiere means: "The first time". But is only clear to everyone who already knows French
-To have class. The very first screening of a play (or film) on this stage is called
Premiere. If the piece has never been shown anywhere before, that is, it has been shown for the first time
you can also say world premiere. A premiere is often very festive, sometimes even with a special one
Guests and of course many journalists who then write the reviews.
When directing, you tell the actors how to speak and how to move. The
So the director has the director. Let us assume that the text for the play says: “And he
will come and chase the Urmel. "Then the actor can whisper or shout these words,
roll your eyes or start crying, showing real fear. Or laugh and yourself
happy that the Urmel is being hunted.
Or say the whole thing pretty bored. There are always a thousand ways to roll
play. And the director helps with the interpretation of the role, i.e. your own point of view
Of course, the director also discusses the stage design, the costumes and everything else that goes with it
with the responsible staff at the theater.
We described a living room at “Kulisse”, you remember. If now on the table
there is a vase and a blanket on the sofa, under which the main character later hides
then these objects are called props. Props are always smaller than sets.
With "Emil and the Detectives" Gustav always had a horn, Pony Hütchen her bike and Emil one
Suitcase for travel.
All right, props are not part of the costume, not of the scenery, but are often an important part of the
You know that, don’t you? The actors have a certain role in every play, that is,
they play an animal or a human or a fantasy figure. The role is the text that is learned
must be what the actors say.
Sometimes you have to speak for the role in a certain dialect, like the Berlin language for
"EmIL2. In reality none of the actors came from Berlin. They just practiced well.
The role also includes the costume and the mask and sometimes a special way of moving.
So as an actor you have to completely slip into his role, only then do you think the audience,
also what you see on stage.
No, no, that’s not that frothy thing made of eggs, which, hardly out of the oven, is completely flat
coincides. A prompter or a prompter are people who help the actors when they do
have a text hanger, that is, if they forget what to say next.
Soufleure must whisper extremely loud, it is clear. But to be honest, there is almost no such profession
more. At the children’s and youth theater, the actors can of course perfectly memorize their text,
like you the poems at school, or?
At the very big theaters there is a special box that is embedded in the stage, but from
You can’t see the auditorium from there, the prompters sit there and whisper what it takes. by the way,
simply omit the “o” when pronouncing, then it sounds right.
It’s pretty complicated with the technology. This area is actually divided into light, sound and
Stage technology. But in the children’s and youth theater, all of this is done by Jan Brüning or Dirk Keller.
They ensure that the spotlights are directed to the right place on the stage for each piece,
of course in the right color.
With the light you can open a blue-gray evening twilight or a bright summer afternoon
conjuring up the stage or chasing flashes of light from the sky. But what would the light be without the sound.
Our powerful system lets helicopters circle in the sky like “Urmel”, thunder rumbles and that
Railway sound like a real train at "Emil".
Of course we also have fog and wind machines that were used for “Peterchen’s moon trip”.
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