Musicality is the thread that ties all the elements of an actor together. It mediates the expression of all available channels of communication. The physical gesture, the vocal inflection, the feeling for situation, the pursuit of the narrative, and the framing of time and space all demand musicality.

It is of the essence of drama, in its origins, to be at the same time speech and song, poetry and action, colour and dance - or to say it all in a single word, as did the ancient Greeks: music.

- Jacques Copeau

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