100 Tips on Acting – Part 3

100 Tips on Acting – Part 3

21) STOP LEANING/STOOPING FORWARD – STAND UP STRAIGHT It’s a habitual mannerism.
22) WHAT YOU PRACTICE YOU WILL PERFORM 
23) STOP FLAPPING YOUR ARMS LIKE A PENGUIN It’s a habitual mannerism.
24) LISTEN TO THE DIRECTOR Whether right or wrong, they’re paying your rent.
25) LEARN THE LINES AS THEY ARE WRITTEN 
26) STAY LATE It buys you Brownie points.
27) DON’T ADD YOUR OWN WORDS The playwright is an artist.
28) DON’T TELL OTHER ACTORS WHAT TO DO IN THE SCENE It’s the height of rudeness, get on with your own job.
29) WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERS NOT SAYING TO EACH OTHER? Seek the subtext.
30) LEAVE YOURSELF SOMEWHERE TO GO Don’t start the scene at the end.

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