Giovanni Rodriguez examines the theatrical nuance of last nights presidential debates. Did the candidates act the part?
“Stagecraft mattered quite a bit in the first debate. But with a real stage in the second, Obama stole the show.
You may already know this: about me: before I became a marketer – sometime in the late 90’s – I was small professional theater producer. As co-owner of a Berkeley-based theater company, I produced mostly one-man (or one-woman plays) and small ensemble pieces that played especially well in smaller, more intimate venues. So it was with special attention that I watched last night’s drama unfold at the second presidential debate, which was held at a venue not unlike in size with the ones I best know. But you don’t have to be a theater person to appreciate the stagecraft in last night’s debate…”
Check out the full post from Giovanni on his Forbes.com blog: “Obama’s Masterpiece Theater (The Stagecraft Behind the Second Presidential Debate)”