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Acting skills inventory

Important vocabulary to know: beat, objective, given circumstances, blocking, motivation, subtext
  • Analyzing a script from an actor's perspective 
  • Knowing what a beat is to prepare for locating beats
  • How beats are used in the rehearsal process
  • Figuring out the given circumstances (5 w's: who?,what?,where?,when?, why)
  • Using those circumstances to create a character
  • Understanding character motivation
  • Understanding text and subtext in your script
  • Developing a physical approach to character
  • Developing a physical through line of actions
  • Creating blocking for the scene
  • How to interact, interrelate with your scene partner(s)
  • Establishing hierarchy of character objectives
  • How to memorize lines
  • Working through a rehearsal process
  • Creating a coherent character for the final performance
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Timothy Reid,
Aug 24, 2011, 9:03 AM
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Timothy Reid,
Aug 30, 2011, 7:22 AM
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