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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. Chosen for a role






2. Enter with your upstage foot






3. Present circumstances






4. How a character overcomes the obstacle






5. Where actors do not acknowledge the audience






6. Make crosses upstage in an upward arc






7. Say your lines quicker after your cue line






8. Move right by moving with your right foot and vice versa with left






9. Movements to strengthen the personality of the character






10. Where an actor mirrors another actors position






11. The people conducting the auditions






12. A characteristic gesture






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






14. Your voice gets quieter as you say your line






15. What makes a character do something






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






17. To move from one place to another on stage






18. Auditioning with a script you have not read






19. Full front - or one quarter left or right






20. Using your own memories to help understand a characters emotions






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






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






23. Bridges between the beats






24. Where actors do not acknowledge the audience






25. 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.






26. Move right by moving with your right foot and vice versa with left






27. Bridges between the beats






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






29. Chosen for a role






30. What is at risk






31. Make crosses upstage in an upward arc






32. A complete reading of the play






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






34. 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.






35. Say your lines quicker after your cue line






36. A characters present circumstances






37. What part of the body you lead with






38. Turn your hand upstage






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






40. Where an actor mirrors another actors position






41. Something preventing the character from getting the objective






42. Part in a play






43. Positive attitude - good communication - ask before you change your physical appearance






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






45. Turn in the direction of your downstage hand






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






47. Your memory of sights - smells - tastes - sounds and textures






48. The intended point of interest on stage






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






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