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    through-line

    Hi

    Our show developed a very clear through-line.

    --- What is that "through-line"?

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    Re: through-line

    The through line, sometimes also called the spine, was first suggested by Constantin Stanislavski as a simplified way for actors to think about characterisation. He believed actors should not only understand what their character was doing, or trying to do, (their objective) in any given unit, but should also strive to understand the through line which linked these objectives together and thus pushed the character forward through the narrative.

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    Re: through-line

    Hi
    I read it before, but I was looking for a simpler explanation, if there is any :)

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    Re: through-line

    Sorry. Sure.

    As far as I understand it the through-line is a connection between the single objectives, and considerung one's life everyone has "things" that motivates you to achieve your goals. An actor should not only focus the objectives (goals) of the protagonist but also their motivation, their emotions, their needs in order to keep them striving for their goals.
    What does the protagonist want?
    What does X need?
    These elements form the "spine", the so-called through-line and helps the actor get a feel for the role.

    Does that make sense to you?

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    Re: through-line

    Hi

    Yeah. It's clearer. I guess that guy who performed during the show maybe said that because he felt that the audience were engaged in the show. Maybe...

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