VCE Drama - Performance Skills
Terms in this set (4)
The ability of the actor to commit to their performance and the ability to sustain character through the use of concentration. Focus can also be used to create an implied character or setting through manipulating the audience's attention towards a specific place. The manipulation of focus can assist the actor to develop an effective actor-audience relationship.
Used to control or regulate the pace of a performance. Timing can be manipulated in drama to build dramatic tension, evoke feeling, coordinate effective synchronisation within an ensemble and develop the comic potential of a scene.
The intensity an actor brings to a performance. At different times in a performance an actor might use different levels of energy to create different dynamics.
The way in which an actor deliberately manipulates the audience's emotions, moods and responses to the action. This can be done through the placement of the performer in relation to the audience, the way the actor addresses and engages the audience, and the emotional and intellectual response to the character's situation. An actor-audience relationship only exists as part of an actual performance. Performing without an audience is a rehearsal and therefore part of the development process.