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Acting Terms Theater Part Two
A set of acting terms used in Theater 1
A slight or exaggerated movement of a part of the body that shows a character's personality, such as brave characters leading with their chest.
A stage technique where an actor pivots the torso and turns the face toward tthe audience
Share a Scene
Two actors standing or sitting parallel to each other
Character interpretations which are not in a script, but are supplied by an actor
Committing the lines of a script to memory
Committing to memory indivudual lines of a script after whole units of the play have been read several times
Studying cues or lines of script line-by-line until committed to memory.
Playing the Moment
Responding to each line, action, and character in the permanent present, such as an actor not opening the door before the knock.
A technique in which an actor prepares the audience for what a character will do later.
Restating lines in your own words.
The use by an actor of a personal experience of a character within a play
Performing without preparation
Lines interrupted by another speaker
Indicated in the script by dashes (---)
Lines that actors trail off because they do not finish them
Picking up of Cues
Speaking immediately on the last word of the previous speaker for rapid speech, or attaching your line to the former speech, with no space between
The audience's reaction that actors listen for in order to anticipate the length of time the audience will laugh.
The second sound after landing a blow- a sliding, slapping sound or clap
To extemporize stage business or conversation
Who and what are on stage when the curtain opens
Back or Backstage
The area behind the part of the stage that is visible to the audience