Active Analysis Method and Its Role in the Relationship between the Content and the Form of a Performance

Boris Focşa
2019 Theatrical Colloquia  
Analyzing the range of problems that arise from the correlation between the content and the form of a performance, we conclude that most of them are generated by a lack of knowledge and the wrong attitude to the theatrical methodology inherited from the great reformer of the stage - K.Stanislavsky, especially to his latest discovery - the method of active analysis. It uses the method of physical actions as a practical application tool and includes, both theoretically and practically, the whole
more » ... tically, the whole process of converting a play on the stage, thus helping us find its stage equivalent in an organic way. It is totally wrong to confuse a method that is so useful in the stage creation process, which is a well-proven technique and a way of conversion, with a variety of new theatrical aesthetics. Until now, except for the empirical mode of creation, there has been only one way of distinguishing a unique and an appropriate form that best reflects the content of a dramatic work – this is the method of active analysis. This method implies the rational and emotional knowledge of the author's idea in his work, the knowledge of the thought that goes through every scene and every phrase in it, as well as the emotional attitude generated by this thought towards the events and the characters.
doi:10.2478/tco-2019-0026 fatcat:7kibp25warbqjez52w2ab2ofgi