A Wearable System with Individual Cuing for Theatrical Performance Practice

  • Ryosuke TakatsuEmail author
  • Naoki Katayama
  • Tomoo Inoue
  • Hiroshi Shigeno
  • Ken-ichi Okada
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9848)


In theatrical performance, actors are required to understand the libretto as they act. However, actors often make mistakes in their actions in early stages of practice when they still do not understand the libretto. This stops the flow of the practice. In order to learn action, it is necessary to coordinate a smooth group practice. We propose a system that supports actors in grasping the action. This system detects the actor’s speech, and cues the order of actions for each actor. In the evaluation, both mistakes in order and in speech were decreased. We confirmed that this system can support theatrical performance practice efficiently.


Acting order Theatrical performance Cueing individually Smart watch Wireless socket 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryosuke Takatsu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Naoki Katayama
    • 1
  • Tomoo Inoue
    • 2
  • Hiroshi Shigeno
    • 3
  • Ken-ichi Okada
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityKanagawaJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Library, Information and Media ScienceUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityKanagawaJapan

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