beat (theater terminology)

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by SaraPotter, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. SaraPotter Senior Member

    USA, English

    Comment traduit-on "beat" pour le théâtre? J'explique en anglais:

    A beat in theater is the smallest unit of action in a play or scene. As I understand it, it involves a shift in the action, thought, or emotion of the actor(s). Some playwrights include their beats with commas; others leave it to the actor or director to decide in rehearsal.

    Est-ce qu'il y a un mot pour exprimer cet idée?

    Merci d'avance,
  2. lefrancophile Senior Member

    English - Canadian
    This is a fascinating question. On this page they have the word "microséquence" although I'm willing to bet there's a simple word used for this within productions.

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