beat (theater terminology)


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,
  • 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.