Therefore the recording through video cameras for the sake of future viewing of the artistic act that happened in the theater sometimes in the past, does not qualify as a performance. Further, the act can be performed again even for the same audience in the same stage, but even then, the repetition is a different performance altogether (Bial, 146).
A theater is an art space where performances are staged for the audience and spectator audience, who are at venue where the act or performance is staged. Therefore, a theater refers to a specific place where fine arts take the form of a live performance before a live audience (Huxley and Witts, 34). The theatrical performance might entail staging a show before the live audience which is either real or creatively imagined. The essence of theater is the exclusivity of the live performance before a live audience, which entails both seeing and hearing (Huxley and Witts, 37). Therefore, the full participation of the spectator is a fundamental aspect of the art of theater, since the essence of the art space creation is for the participation of the live audience, not just in hearing, but also in visually perceiving what is happening in the stage play or performance that has been staged in the theater.
Acting is the physical performance of an artistic art that entails the muscular movement of the individual actor (Artaud, 132). The muscular movements produce the dramatic actions, all of which are localized within a particular location and at a certain time. It entails the pure use of emotions as the major tool, just like the wrestler uses his muscles (Artaud, 134). Acting may not provide as much physical movement as does the athletics, but its power of external expression resonates with the inner core of the spectator audience who are watching the act. Therefore, acting is a performance that is guided by vague instinct (Artaud, 133). Acting is the act of thinking with the heart and then projecting the same