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I think you are right about actors. It is a great boon to the human species that our biologica evolution meant that there have always been actors with the skill to mmake us suspend our disbelief and enable us to learn lessons second hand*; and I know exactly what you mean about hating coming to the end of a book that you are enjoying. When it came to the end of the Disc World series, I had to grab a tissue because it was sad to have to say goodbye to all the characters, and of course their author. He was so right though to stipulate that no-one was to continue the series.

* That is the wrong word, but I can't think of the appropriate one just at this moment.

Susan
greengirl5 Wrote:
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> A parallel might be in regard to actors. I have
> read that some go so deeply into their character
> that it can become hard for them to be themselves,
> so to speak, while the play is still going. I am
> mostly thinking of real theatre, not films.
>
> With films, they do not work continuously, but
> have lunch breaks, or do the same bit over and
> over. It must drain them to have to put all of
> themselves into a film role, and be interrupted
> all the time.
> A live theatre part goes for a few hours, if a
> major role, and they can really be that character.
>
>
> Sure, when reading a book we also put it down to
> do something else, and I hate that. When I am
> really interested in a book, I don't want to stop!
> But if I read it too quickly, then I miss it when
> it is finished!
>
> Before TV, in some good families, like a hundred
> years ago! - the father (by oil lamps) read aloud
> for the mother and daughters, who of course
> embroidered. What the sons did I am not sure!
> In my family we sometimes all listened to a play
> on the radio. Not that often. My dad read the
> newspaper and did the crosswords, I did my
> homework. Can't remember what my mum or sister
> did.
>
> GG.

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