Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term line reading.
On line reading’s official page, we define the term as when an actor is directed to say a line in a specific way. But now we want to know what the term line reading means to you. You can use the comments section to tell us.
– Has a director ever given you a specific way of reading a line? Was it helpful or was it at odds with how you wanted to say it?
– Do you think a line reading is inherently a bad thing?
If you’d like to make a video of your own about line reading, then we’d love to hear from you! Just email us through our contact page. Tell us about yourself and why you want to make a video. We’ll be in touch ASAP and give you details on how to add your video to the Theatre Dictionary!
Mark Blankenship, Theatre Dictionary editor