Playing the Audience: The Practical Actor's Guide to Live Performance

by James B. Nicola

In this book divided into eight chapters, author James Nicola reveals how the technique of live acting springs directly from the unique relationship between the performer and the spectator. Playing the Audience includes advice on: creating a character from the stage – from external gestures to inner dialogue; scoring the text; subtext; emotional memory; substitution; conflict; objectives; through-line of action; improvisation; blocking a scene; language and speech; connecting to the world of the play; and much more.

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

Series: Applause Books

Format: Softcover

Page Count: 258

Dimensions: 9 X 6 inches

ISBN: 9781557834928


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