Bentley, Eric
January 1953
New Republic;1/26/53, Vol. 128 Issue 4, p22
Focuses on acting and reciting in theatrical productions. Report that praising the drama quartet, people are saying how nice it is to do without scenery; Views of writer Bernard Shaw on description and narrative recitation of verses; View that all good acting has more to it than recitation; Report that a stage director has to sink his author's words into the actors, and then help the actors to hoist them out again; The art of theatre is poor in precise terminology, that must be one reason for confusion over gesture and posture; View that another element of confusion comes in because reciting is not the opposite of acting, it is half-way to acting.


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