Is theatre acting a step down from film acting?
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Who actually wants to see a Midsummers Nights Dream when they could see any popular current movie with actors in it?
Lots of people prefer theatre performances to films. It might be because they feel the film is too unfaithful to the play or they simply just don't like it. And I don't think theatre acting is boring compared to film acting. Both look really fun. However, in film you cannot really connect with the audience like you can in theatre and I sometimes find when you watch a show ive, it makes it more entertaining. And in a way I think stage acting is more difficult than film acting. In a film, if you make a mistake the director can just yell "CUT" and reshoot the scene. On stage, there is no room for mistakes, you make one it ruins the whole performance so in a way theatre actors might sometimes take their jobs more seriously.
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Yes film actors are more famous. But the reason for that is that theatre nowadays is underappreciated and like you said seen as old fashioned. To be honest, it is old fashioned but not everything old fashioned HAS to go out of style. And being a classical musician requires MUCH more skill than being a pop musician. Basically you an be a pop musician overnight but a classical musician takes years and years to perfect so you can give yourself a big tap on the back. Just because a jb makes you more famous does not make you better. Theatre acting is not a step down from film acting- it is just different. It's more like a step down in fame and that's not a bad thing. Some people don't want to be that famous. Sure, film actors may get paid more but like I said, theatre actors are underappreciated. They deserve mre credit for what they do. You have no repsect for theatre actors. you don't have to be interested in them but I'd just wish that people would show them more respect.
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Vote Placed by zmikecuber 3 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Leaving this a tie, since it's quite open to interpretation what "a step down" means and both Pro and Con argue past each other. Pro argues they're less famous, and thus it's a step down. Con argues it takes more talent, so it's not a step down. Well, it depends on how you define "a step down" and ultimately this isn't really resolved.
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