CHAPTER 11The Performers/Afterwords

Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On

THE PERFORMERS

Hopefully this book has provided an opportunity to peer behind the veil of creating wonderful performances with enlightening stories—the exploration of primary factors in theatre creation. Actors performing a well-constructed story occupy a central position in any theatrical organization. Surrounded by a supportive production team, this mutual collaboration can lift our spirits, enliven our dreams, and whisk us to other worlds. If the combination of story (the addition of song in a musical) and performance falls short, then no matter how astounding the production elements, an audience will not “walk out humming the scenery.” Ultimately, audience applause ...

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