Our take on acting Shakespeare
behind the scenes of twelfth night
Comfortable in your skin
Staging, movement and a comfortable body on stage
Trust on stage
Building chemistry between characters and developing
a working understanding with other actors
When you try to control everything you do and plan every feeling you show, you close yourself off from any real discovery within your character, and any genuine connection with your emotions and your fellow actors. You are, inadvertently, manipulating your audience.
The best thing you can do, is take the time to understand your character before you're performing on stage.
Figure out who your character is, what they want, and what's important to them. Not from the perspective of what you think the audience should see, but from what THE CHARACTER feels.
With that understanding, you'll develop a consistent sense of self as your character. This not only gives you the flexibility and freedom to create a deeper, more human performance on stage, but feels more real to your audience.
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