‘I’m Giving Everybody Notes Using his Body’

Framing actors’ observation of performance

Authored by: Claire Syler

The Routledge Companion to Theatre, Performance, and Cognitive Science

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138048898
eBook ISBN: 9781315169927
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This is for everyone, okay? This is our first time where we’re doing performances and I’m coaching. Now. I’m telling him stuff (pointing to a student onstage), but am I only telling him stuff? (the students in the audience shake their heads no) Who am I really telling? (the students murmur ‘me’ and ‘all of us’) Everybody else! So, I’m giving everybody notes using his body.

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