Friday, September 28, 2007

Storytelling Question

It's called Storytelling
not
Storyshowing

i.e.
Is there a time onstage in front of an audience when it is actually better and maybe even a little more interesting to tell the story rather than show it?

(RLewis, you got me thinking on this.)

2 comments:

Paul said...

1) When you only want to showcase one person's interpretation of the details/morals of the story

2) When the story is too complex and lengthy to represent on-stage in real-time

3) Vestigial elements to the story that cannot be cut but can be condensed

4) Revealing an introverted character's intentions

Tony said...

Yes. I think it's more common than we may think--anytime an actor has a monologue.