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






2. Your voice gets quieter as you say your line






3. Chosen for a role






4. Turn in the direction of your downstage hand






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






6. Make crosses upstage in an upward arc






7. When actors work on building characterization






8. A characteristic gesture






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






10. The people conducting the auditions






11. How a character overcomes the obstacle






12. Auditioning with a script you have not read






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






14. Bridges between the beats






15. A characters present circumstances






16. 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.






17. The people conducting the auditions






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






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






20. Movements to strengthen the personality of the character






21. Part in a play






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






23. What the character does






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






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






26. A characters present circumstances






27. A characteristic gesture






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






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






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






31. Chosen for a role






32. A imaginary wall between the audience and the stage






33. What part of the body you lead with






34. Full front - or one quarter left or right






35. 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.






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






37. Open the door with your upstage hand






38. What part of the body you lead with






39. Present circumstances






40. What the character does






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






42. Where actors do not acknowledge the audience






43. Control in posture






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






45. Where an actor mirrors another actors position






46. To move from one place to another on stage






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






48. Your voice gets quieter as you say your line






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






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