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Formal Play


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Formal Play

  1. 1. ACTING IN A FORMAL PLAY Understanding the Script Auditioning and Rehearsing Analyzing a Character Understanding Relationships Among Characters Developing a Character’s Voice
  2. 2. UNDERSTANDING THE SCRIPT The theme, or meaning of the play The relationships among characters The mood or atmosphere of the play The setting of each scene and act The sequence of events The climax, or highest point of interest
  3. 3. AUDITIONING AND REHEARSINGParticipating in Auditions: Practice reading the part aloud, not silently. Think about how the character should look and how you can make yourself look more like the character. Think about how the character would sound, and practice reading his or her voice.
  5. 5. ANALYZING A CHARACTERAn author may reveal the motivations and personality of a character through: Stage directions that say what the character looks and sounds like What the character says and does What other character say
  6. 6. UNDERSTANDING RELATIONSHIPS AMONGCHARACTERS What is your character’s place in the total play? Is he or she the protagonist, the main character, in the play? Or is he or she the antagonist, the main opponent of the protagonist? Ifyour character is neither the protagonist nor the antagonist, what is his or her relationship to these characters?
  7. 7. UNDERSTANDING RELATIONSHIPS AMONGCHARACTERS What is your character’s relationship to minor characters in the play? If there are family relationships, what are they like? Are they tense and distrustful? Supportive? What is the background of these characters’ relationship? Why do they like or dislike one another?
  8. 8. DEVELOPING ACHARACTER’S VOICE Projection Rate Pitch
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