Chapter 5Audience Relationship (The Third Partner)

A play in performance is primarily an object. An object with an organization entirely its own. But it's the audience that works with the author to bring about the transformation. Intentions don't count in the theatre. What counts is what comes out. The audience writes the play as much as the author does.

Jean-Paul Sartre

You can never know what you are doing until you first know what you are doing it to.

Declan Donnellan

There is often a premium is placed on artistic process, particularly in actor training. However, the most methodical of processes in theatre or film are all for naught if that process does not lead to something that is shared with an audience. Training and rehearsal without ...

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