n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - Irreplaceable acting

Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-582X



What do I mean by irreplaceable acting? In one way all acting is irreplaceable. Very obviously, without acting there is no play, just a text - perhaps not even that, if one considers improvised pieces or physical theatre scenarios. In a more important sense, all acting replaceable, almost by definition. The same part is played by different actors on different stages in different ages. Acting is replaceable, it is acting; it is not the real thing. But some performances, some moments on stage, seem to me best described as irreplaceable.

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