A photograph of a sword fight during a play. The fighters are dressed as pirates.

Source: Sword Fight, digitalsorceress, Flickr

Just like players in a game bring plenty of skills to the game and receive help from their coaches or other players, actors bring plenty of skills to a play and also have help from directors. In a dramatic play, the directors and actors use the playwrights’s dialogue and staging to develop their characters for the audience. Whether in a game or in a drama, success is shaped by “team” effort.