Existential Friday: First Stage
Stage One : Existential Moment –
Audience exits, stage left.
Metatexual awareness seeps through
The Fourth Wall.
Note concerning text (most of the characters) – that it is of Self – it is, it breaks the illusion that it is reality – never, when the text is recognized as text.
Director’s notes to self – play begins with Audience exiting, stage left.
Note on text ( reminder about characters) – this is a vehicle – it is in motion. It breaks the illusion that it’s reality – not when the text is recognized by the characters in the audience that it is a text.
Director’s notes to self – Scene one action opens with the Game as it begins with the release of the Hearing’s findings, those left see the point of corresponding situations between the audience and the characters . Remember, like Husserl and Heidegger, Sartre distinguished ontology from metaphysics and favoured the former.
If the text is not recognized as a text :
- The fourth wall is the agreement-upon boundary between audience and performers.
- Sartre agrees with the tradition that “being” or “to be” is not a concept.
The objective is blurring the boundaries between the fictional world and the real world – the stars my destination.
I have seen the director’s notes – it opens in the action of the Game. The audience participates when the scene begins with a Hearing that releases the stage from the rest of the fictional population; the Public are symbolized by the Key. The corresponding characters respond – please refer to the stock responses of the situation. These are found between archetypes and cliches.
Empty stage waiting –
Characters exit – action –
Play commences now.