An article written by Sarah Crompton about the transitions actors make between stage and screen. Commenting on the careers of actors like Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole and contemporary stars like Benedict Cumberbatch, the writer examines the different perceptions, values and distinctions made between theatrical actors and film actors, and the cultural commentary and criticism that often occurs when actors transition between those two roles. Crompton ultimately argues that, compared to the period in which Burton and others worked, contemporary actors can alternate between the two mediums without risking their integrity as serious performers.

Item number 90362
Category Press Cutting
Type Theatre
Language English
Country of origin UK