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Character Development

Posted by Shanda on Friday, June 4, 2010,

Taken from the Aaron Speiser Acting Workshop workbook

The following information should be used to assist you in your preparation for performance. The information you get out of the script will guide you in creating truthful, believable behavior. REMEMBER - read the script often (or at least read the entire script once and then the scene often). When in doubt, go back to the script for answers or get professional coaching. Base your acting choices on facts given in the script, research and life...


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Elements of Comedy

Posted by Shanda on Friday, June 4, 2010,

Taken from the Aaron Speiser Acting Workshop


1. Misdirection or Mislead - Make the audience think you are leading them one way then go the other way (flip it).

2. Fast changes: A. Physical B. Emotional C. Vocal

3. The Unexpected - Surprises

4. Great Truth

5. Physical Comedy - Clowning, Pratfalls, Food, Mugging, Pain or Pleasure, anything to do with the body (itching, diarrhea, orgasm, blindness, deafness, stuttering, smells. etc.)

6. Comic Build

7. Running Gags

8. Reacting (can be funnier than anythi...


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