Everything About Theatre! CH 2
Terms in this set (23)
Causing another actor to have to turn into a closed position so the audience cannot see his/her face.
Delivering your line so that it is stronger than the one just before it.
The thoughts that underlie a characters actual spoken words.
Activities performed on stage as a part of your character's action.
Reason & thought
An intellectual approach to finding appropriate movements and vocal traits
Picking up cues
Reducing the amount of time between speeches on stage.
Making sure your performance is audible and visible to every seat in the house
What a character wants or needs in a scene
The character's reason for doing or saying a particular thing.
The entire stream of thoughts that a character thinks while he or she is on stage. Spoken with other characters present.
Using cliches or tired generalizations in acting instead of honest and revealing actions and emotions.
Holding for a laugh
Pausing to allow the audience laughter to subside before continuing with dialogue.
Forgetting your lines on stage
Any action performed with the hands or head
Turning so your body passes through the front position.
Already on stage when the lights come up or curtains open
The line spoken just before your line, or the signal for you to enter or perform another action or speak a line
Stage directions used in alley seating, theatre in the round, or thrust (3/4) staging
Becoming yourself on stage instead of the character you are playing
The end of a scene, act, or play during which the stage lights are off
The moment when the curtain rises or lights go on (or another cue) to signal the start of a play
Reacting to something on stage before your character receives the stimulus to do so
To improvise words or actions