«That theatre can be inspiring is well known. It provides a home for dreams to be played out on stage, a place for realities to be portrayed and, from the audience’s perspective, a location in which everyday life may be suspended as their emotions are treated to wonder and thought, joy and reflection in connection with the reality of fiction on stage. The intimacy of dialogue between characters creates a level of communication with the spectator beyond the words expressed. Yet theatre is more than what we see on stage. What is visible once the curtain has been raised is the fruit of much work, consisting of learnt skills, precise activities, detailed preparation and application all geared to the single objective of producing the best possible performance, time after time after time.
This offering examines a number of ideas and techniques associated with the stage and illustrates how they are applied in the workplace. They are referred to here as ‘elements of theatre’, taking inspiration from chapter two of the book Ingresso a teatro: guida all’analisi della drammaturgia edited by Annamaria Cascetta and Laura Peja, entitled Gli elementi del teatro»
From the Introduction of the Author