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That is the beauty of live theatre said local actor Roger Principe after being disciplined by director Dan Schulz for failing to remember a specific line in the musical Brigadoon Schulz however agreed that Principe was correct The line can only be recited once during the performance and that is the beauty to live theatre If a line is said inaccurately the performer must remember the motto the show must go on This is the saying that all theatrical actors must live by There are many talents one must possess to become a successful actor The ability to memorize lines play a part and become a different person are just a few The job of the actor is to convince the audience that they are the character California-native Anthony Edwards does not want to be recognized as himself for example Instead he finds it a compliment when someone on the street calls Dr Green for that is the character he plays in the NBC show ER What many non-performers fail to recognize is the difference in the performance of screen actors and theatrical actors A screen actor has multiple chances to get a line or scene right Editing teams can pick and choose from an array of scenes to create the final publication of a film or documentary Screen actors also dont feel the pressure of a live audience watching them for they have the convenience of breaking character a term used when an actor stops a scene in order to become themselves again Television outtake programs capitalize on this convenience and create hour specials for audience enjoyment Unlike screen actors theatrical actors must continue and maintain the mood of the show no matter how disastrous it may become If a theatrical actor breaks character it would be noticeable to the entire audience A reoccurring pattern in live theater is when two or more actors are on
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