When you're developing a character, consider their voice, movement, body language and mannerisms. Discover their motivation and objectives, and research social, cultural and historical contexts.
What is non-verbal communication?
Miming an action instead of using speech
Speaking lines which are the opposite to how you are really feeling
What your body language communicates, whether you are speaking or not
Why is tone of voice important?
It communicates emotion
It keeps your voice loud
It makes your voice nice to listen to
What percentage of communication do scientists believe is through the actual words spoken?
How would a confident character stand?
They'd slouch and hold their arms crossed over their front
They'd have a very upright posture with their arms relaxed by their side
They'd stare at the floor
What's the correct term for the musical note you speak on?
Why is it important to vary the pace of your speech?
It keeps the words exciting and stops the audience from becoming bored
If you don't, people will think you are reciting a poem
It adds a sense of mystery to your performance
What's the name given to the line an actor speaks before your line?
What is hot-seating?
Being questioned as an actor about your character
Moving to different places onstage to keep the drama interesting
An explorative strategy to question a character and discover more about them
What's meant by character motivation?
What a character wants to achieve and what drives them to behave the way they do
What the playwright wants to achieve by including that character
Whether the character is energetic or lazy
Why it it important to consider social, cultural and historical factors when developing a character?
So that the audience are not confused
So that you can get a good review for your work
So that you fully understand the world of the play and how that will affect your characterisation