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a call from a film director to begin action. Not used in theatre. In theatre, we say "take it at will."
the way someone moves their mouths in order for words to be clearly understood like vertical extension, horizontal extension, exaggeration of consonants and vowels.
Behind the back curtain
When a director informs actors of specific movements during rehearsal.
when an actor takes on another persona
an actor should always face the audience even though it would not happen in reality; show your face!
the problem in a script or within a character or between characters
When another actor crosses in front of you, move the opposite direction so you can always be seen
Generally the end of a line, a sound, or an actor which reminds another actor where they are in the course of dialogue
A call from the director to stop all action on stage
A call from the actor to ask the stage manager to give them their line; never break character
A test for memorization
the reason why a character says or does anything
every action an actor takes should be backed up with a motivation
what is keeping the character from reaching their objective
What the character wants most
when a script should be completely memorized and an actor no longer needs to hold their script
a call from the director for all actors to go to the beginning of what they have been working on previously
to throw your voice, the proper way to speak loudly so everyone can hear you
things which actors hold in their hands and use to define action
Quiet on set/Quiet in the house
a call from the director for silence
to complete a scene or play with no stops
nine areas on the stage; left and right are from the actors perspective. Up and don are akin to a ramp with the highest place near backstage and downstage near the audience
the total composition of levels, planes, proximity, and story created by the actors
the internal dialogue of the character, like reading between the lines
take it at will
a call from the director to begin when the actor is ready
how a character will obtain their objective
the period of rehearsal when technical elements such as lights, sound, set, and costume are added into rehearsal
when your actions or body position are keeping the audience from seeing necessary action
behind the side curtains and not in view of the audience
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