22 terms

Acting 1

STUDY
PLAY

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Onstage
Acting area visible to the audience
Offstage
Area behind the set
Wings
Right and left offstage sides
Flyspace
The area above the stage
Upstaging
Positioning oneself upstage to draw attention of the actors and audience
Covering
When a person hidden behind another
Countering
Anticipating a person will block you so discreetly move out of the way
Heighten
Exaggerate so that the audience catches it
Movement
Must have motivation and be simple
Adjust
Your feelings toward other characters on stage
Gestures
Should be clear and definite
Character
Walk around backstage in character
Entering
Upstage foot is 1st on stage, 1st person with line should be 1st on
Doors
Know if you push or pull
Sitting
Sit in character
Turning
Always turn toward audience
Isolation
Actors can be placed to draw attention to a specific character
Height
The tallest character is the strongest, borrow height by sitting or standing on a chair
Width
Widest character is the strongest, borrow width by sitting on a couch
Head up
Snobby
Straight
Strongest
Down
Shy