By Zander Brietzke
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Similarly, while many ﬁlms alter the temporal sequence of events between past, present, and even future, most plays adhere to chronological order. In part this is due to the fact that theater seems to need a building of events to achieve desired effects (such as catharsis), but more importantly it is because theater, once moving in a single temporal direction, ﬁnds it very difﬁcult to reverse directions. There are remarkably few plays that experiment with altering chronologies, while such techniques are standard practice for the cinema.
Despite the variety of shots that may require a separate style of acting, more melodramatic or more intimate, the majority of shots are what Tucker calls the “intimate” theater style which translates, not coincidentally, into the standard style of realism. Such shots are perfect for capturing the facial responses of actors and their visible reactions, what’s vital for Caine, within the intimacy of the shot. It’s very difﬁcult to gauge how tall an actor is in a ﬁlm because the entire body is rarely visible in context with surroundings and, more importantly, with other characters.
Wilson begins his book in the same key as he ends it: “At the heart of the theater experience, therefore, is the performer-audience relationship: the immediate, personal exchange whose chemistry and magic give theater Revaluations of Virtues / 11 its special quality” (19). It is very difﬁcult to know what “chemistry,” “magic,” and “special quality” are, and yet the theater world is ﬁlled with such empty medieval rhetoric. Milly S. Barranger, another Introduction to Theater author, upholds the party line of liveness and immediacy in the ﬁfth edition of Theatre: A Way of Seeing: “It is theatre’s immediacy that makes it different from other arts.
American Drama in the Age of Film by Zander Brietzke