Streuth (1984)

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Poster by Poster Designer

by Michael Green

Directed by Charlie Cheetham

Performances: Sat 15th & Sun 16th September 1984, Prompt Corner

Part of a double bill with The Cherry Sisters


A Coarse Acting Play; information on coarse acting from the author, Michael Green.

  • The Coarse Actor

One who can remember his lines but not the order in which they come.

One who performs to sparse audiences in church halls amid lethal props.

The coarse actor's aim is to upstage the rest of the cast. His hope is to be dead by Act 2 so he can spend the rest of the time in the pub.

His problems? Everyone else connected with the production.

  • How to recognise Coarse Drama

... one of the infallible signs that coarse drama is on is the fact that the traditional roles of actor and audience are reversed. The actor is being himself while the audience are playing a part, heavily pretending to enjoy the show, struggling to laugh at unfunny jokes and so on. Watching a bad amateur show can be more exhausting than 3 hours on stage.....




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