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Playing the Audience

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Written by James B. Nicola.

The Practical Actor's Guide to Live Performance. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 258 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314493)

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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.

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