Moving your body

The business of movement on stage is about moving your body effectively. You need to think about position, scale and the amount of movement that’s convincing. Movements also need to be in relation to others on stage.

Actors on stage in Steven Berkoff's 2011 production of Oedipus
Movements may be significantly linked, as was seen in Steven Berkoff’s 2011 production, Oedipus, when all the characters are on stage and working together Credit: Helen Warner

Movements can be entirely realistic, or stylised and representative. It is a question of what’s demanded by the context of your production.