Monday, November 30, 2009

ON ACTING: Vertical versus Horizontal

Actors: You feel a scene you're performing is slow, inert, without drama? You want something more in a scene? Don't necessarily just think horizontally, introducing more props, movement and reactions to supplement the dialogue in your scene; perhaps think vertically: deepen the emotional resonance in you that lays beneath the dialogue: in actor's terms, deepen your "sub-text" so that when you perform the formerly placid text will now vibrate with meaning...then perhaps you won't have to hyperactive the scene with excessive movement and props.


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