OPEN POSTURE Stop-And-Start acting on stage You have to seek critiques - from teacher and from fellow students and from audiences............... Get your character's individual rhythm + Character is shown in action Find your justification for each moment on stage LADDER OF EMOTIONS FILL IN - IMPROVISE A BIT WITH THE SCRIPT IN PERFORMANCE TO AVOID UNCOMFORTABLE SILENCES
Entrance - Exit - find your justification Hair must be kept away from the face. WARNING - GAP BETWEEN WHAT YOU SHOW IN REHEARSAL AND THE PERFORMANCE 'ACCIDENTS' ONSTAGE - Suppose you drop something or your costume gets undone or a drink is spilt.
HANDS AND FEET
HANDS - No UHMs - UNNECESSARY HAND MOVEMENTS Do not hold anything in your hands for long. Never - never - put your hands to your face FEET - no wandering!
VOICE - beware the 'falling ending' Speech problems - here is the 'voice doctor' Dialect (and American plays)
BEFORE ENTERING ON STAGE
THE MOMENT BEFORE (= the moment before you arrive on stage)
See BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE BEGINS - REHEARSAL AND PREPARATION
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