100 Tips on Acting – Part 1

100 Tips on Acting – Part 1

1) BE AUDIBLE If you cannot be heard, you may as well not be there. 
2) LEARN YOUR LINES This is the minimum you can do for your wages.
3) LEARN THE LINES INFLECTED Don’t become a robot.
4) SHOW UP EARLY Courtesy costs nothing. 
5) BE STILL Unintentional movement blurs the stage picture. 
6) THE AUDIENCE DO THE PRETENDING Actors do not pretend. 
7) ACTING IS ACTION OR DOING Not thinking, not pretending to do or be. 
8) TALKING ABOUT REHEARSING IS TO ACTING, AS FISH ARE TO BOXING 
9) GET COMFORTABLE BEING UNCOMFORTABLE Get used to it being uncomfortable.
10) THE AUDIENCE CAN’T SEE WHAT YOU’RE THINKING Get out of your head.

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