Using this play “A LIFE IN THE THEATRE” by David Mamet as your source, please answer ONE of following questions in a 2-3 page paper double spaced: You must READ the entire play to answer the question successfully. 1. Discuss the difference between internal and external notions of acting. What do previous theoreticians and writers have to say on the matter? How much of what we consider “the character” is actually the actor? How much of the character is the part as written by the playwright? (Chapter 3) text book: Theatre Brief by Cohen2. Explain how credibility is created in a play and, using a play as an example, how it is related, if at all, to lifelikeness and your understanding of reality. (Chapter 4) text book: Theatre Brief by Cohen
A Life in the Theatre
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