Relation to the audience in nondramatic theatre the performer generally acknowledges the presence of the audience and may even play directly to it in dramatic theatre the actor may or may not do so. Defines physical relationship of performer and audience and shapes how production elements can be used 4 common physical arrangements of actor audience relationship proscenium arch stage. Actors act for an audience there is an implied contract under which the person in the audience willingly suspends his disbelief in the pretending on stage he knows that the actor playing julius caesar does not really die when he is stabbed, and that is not real blood.
Actor audience relationship in my most honest opinion, i believe the ideal actor audience relationship is something that transcends the normal criteria for a performer/audience relationship it can be a passive or active relationship, for both types fulfill their purpose-creating emotional stimuli- on some level.
, where actors and audiences both are participate in this theatre as a ritual in the present century theatre activists emphasis on the concept of “intimacy” and “audience participation” to develop the relation between actor and spectator or ‘spect-actor’.
Presentational acting and the related representational acting are opposing ways of sustaining the actor–audience relationship with presentational acting, the actor acknowledges the audience with representational acting, the audience is studiously ignored and treated as voyeurs. Paul chahidi, an actor in the globe’s company, points out, “the fundamental area in which this theatre reveals so much is in the symbiotic relationship between the words of the playwright, the actor, the audience and the architecture of the building, which are all intrinsically linked you cannot separate one from the other” (carson 204.
We worked extensively with the actor audience relationship and spontaneity in performance there was one evening that we were working on the balcony scene from romeo and juliet the actors were coached to play more with the audience than the other character. The change in the relationship of the performance and the audience can greatly alter the perception of the show itself – some plays are intimate, others are on a grand scale – and attempting to translate an intimate production into a house built for grand presentations can be a challenge for designers, actors and directors.