Never - never - put your hands to your face
In high emotion, you may be tempted to weep into your hands - never never do this!! We need to see you and your acting. Do not throw away your scene. Do not throw away the climax of your 'ladder of emotions'. This rule may appear a bit unnatural, but you are on stage. HANDS TO FACE is a regular gesture in real life to express embarrassment, sudden fear, sudden joy. At moments of peak emotion, we need to see you and your 'ladder of emotions'. You need to be exposed. In a whole play, of course this is an option. But we do excerpt acting. UNCONSCIOUS SHYNESS: Part of the personal journey of the apprentice actor. Acting classes bring this to the surface. One of the many hurdles to be overcome. HANDS TO FACE - WRONG CHOICE.
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