Actors-Character Work 2/11
Since blocking has not begun, let's dive into our characters!
First of all, you need to watch as many versions of the show as you can find on youtube. Here are the links to one. It's not bad, but we can do better :)
Stage Agent- Provides a video for most of the leading characters at the bottom of the page when you click on the role.
MTI- Provides character descriptions of main lead characters. Click on the roles (on the right) and descriptions will pop up.
Character Questions (You should be able to answer all of these):
What is the characters intention (broken down by scene)?
What does the character want in the play? Does it change?
What is the character's physical appearance? Age? Occupation? Habits? Hobbies?
How does your character walk, enter a room, sit, wait, listen, eat? How is it different from you?
Who are the character's friends? Enemies? Family? Social status?
What is the character's best traits? Worst traits?
What makes the character unique?
Does your character have a physical habit (biting nails, twirling hair, etc.)
What object would you associate with your character and why?
What animal do you associate with your character and why?
How is your character like you? Different from you?
What does your character want from life (not just the play)?
What are your character's fears?
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Mrs. Riddell & Ms. Colgan