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If we could see language, if language relied on visual instead of aural means, it would become a kind of communication closely resembling telepathy: a fusion of the observer with the observed.

The most effective theater performances contain just this element of communication, when the performer achieves the right balance in gesture and speech to allow the audience to invest their intellectual and imaginative attention in the drama. The words and actions on the stage become light and buoyant, creating the vital immediacy essential in effective stage productions.

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