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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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1. When actors work on building characterization






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






3. Smaller sections of a scene divided where shifts in emotion or topic occur






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






5. Something preventing the character from getting the objective






6. A characteristic gesture






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






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






9. What part of the body you lead with






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






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






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






13. A position onstage where one actor mirrors another actor's body position






14. Movements to strengthen the personality of the character






15. Where an actor mirrors another actors position






16. 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.






17. Chosen for a role






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






19. Full front - or one quarter left or right






20. Present circumstances






21. What part of the body you lead with






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






23. How a character overcomes the obstacle






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






25. The people conducting the auditions






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






27. To move from one place to another on stage






28. A characteristic gesture






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






30. Where the actors acknowledge the audience






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






32. 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.






33. Part in a play






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






35. What is at risk






36. A imaginary wall between the audience and the stage






37. Make crosses upstage in an upward arc






38. Movements to strengthen the personality of the character






39. To move from one place to another on stage






40. Enter with your upstage foot






41. What the character does






42. Say your lines quicker after your cue line






43. Make crosses upstage in an upward arc






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






45. Control in posture






46. A complete reading of the play






47. Interview for the play. make an impression and show talent






48. What the character does






49. Turn in the direction of your downstage hand






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