Introduction: The Art of Reading Plays
This chapter argues that reading plays in the fullest sense means being able to read the dialogue and descriptions as a set of directions encoding, but also in a measure enacting their own realization. It means bringing to bear something of a playwright’s or director’s understanding of how plays work on an imagined audience in the circumstances of an imagined theatrical representation.
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