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How does an actor prepare to play a specific role/character?

They are given a script and then what comes next?

4 Answers

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    9 months ago
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    Every actor will probably have their own personal approach, but generally they'll read the entire script or play several times. They'll consider where their character fits into the plot and the relationship they have with the other characters.

    They'll then think about what sort of person their character is - what motivates them, what their background is, how they feel about what's happening and why.

    They would probably discuss this at length with the director, as it's his/her view on the character which they'll have to portray, even if they disagree with it.

    They may have to do a little (or a lot) of research, depending on the nature of their character.

    They'll then read through the script again, speaking their own lines aloud, making sure they understand every word, and exploring what emphasis should be placed on each word.

    There will probably be a group read-through (or several) during this time, which helps them to get a real feel for the whole production.

    And of course, they'll need to not only learn their lines, but also their entrances, exits and movements to perfection, which can only be done in rehearsal with the rest of the cast and under direction.

  • Athena
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    THAT is what makes them an Actor.

    They learn their craft and learn HOW to become the character they are asked to play.

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  • 9 months ago

    As a artist prepared so good for this..

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  • 9 months ago

    Research, sometimes just within oneself.

    They work out a back story for the character, things they have done, things they have suffered. They read about that type of character and their likely motivation to do what they do in the script.

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