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Acting Motivation

Subject : performing-arts
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Where the actors acknowledge the audience






2. A imaginary wall between the audience and the stage






3. Result of action the characters take to overcome the obstacle






4. A characteristic gesture






5. What part of the body you lead with






6. How a character overcomes the obstacle






7. How a character overcomes the obstacle






8. Full front - or one quarter left or right






9. The part of a characters's body that leads in movements - and reflects the nature of the character






10. Where an actor mirrors another actors position






11. What part of the body you lead with






12. Being asked to come back and see the auditors again






13. Something preventing the character from getting the objective






14. What is at risk






15. Chosen for a role






16. Using a one quarter to the person your talking to






17. Present circumstances






18. Calling upon memories of your own emotions to understand the emotions of a character






19. A complete reading of the play






20. What makes a character do something






21. Using a one quarter to the person your talking to






22. Turn in the direction of your downstage hand






23. Being asked to come back and see the auditors again






24. Part in a play






25. What makes a character do something






26. A final line that signals an actor to begin the next speech






27. What is at risk






28. Your saying the line louder than the person before you






29. Where actors do not acknowledge the audience






30. A imaginary wall between the audience and the stage






31. Auditioning with a script you have not read






32. The intended point of interest on stage






33. Movements to strengthen the personality of the character






34. Something preventing the character from getting the objective






35. Part in a play






36. Turn in the direction of your downstage hand






37. To keep your face and the front of your body as visible to the audience as much as possible






38. The people conducting the auditions






39. Where the actors acknowledge the audience






40. Memories of sights - sounds - smells - tastes and textures - used to define a character






41. A story - speech or scene performed by one actor only






42. Chosen for a role






43. Information that is implied but not spoken - thoughts or actions






44. A characteristic gesture






45. Information that is implied but not directly stated by the actor- thoughts or actions of a character that do not express the same idea as the spoken words.






46. To stand upstage of another actor on a proscenium stage forcing the downstage actor to turn away from the audience to communicate with the actor - stealing the focus of the scene.






47. To keep your face and the front of your body as visible to the audience as much as possible






48. Forces the downstage actor to turn away from the audience to communicate with the upstage actor






49. Memories of sights - sounds - smells - tastes and textures - used to define a character






50. To stand upstage of another actor on a proscenium stage forcing the downstage actor to turn away from the audience to communicate with the actor - stealing the focus of the scene.