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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 14:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, for 8th grade, I signed up to be in drama class. Except I forgot one teensy weensy detail... I can't act to save my life! Any, any, ANY tips from people who have taken this class will make me feel a lot better! And can someone please tell me if we do anything apart from acting there? A bit of art, perhaps?
Thank you so much for any help!


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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Get under the skin of your character. Imagine that what is happening to the character is happening to you. Don't over-emphasize, but at the same time, don't be a plank of wood. Give your character a personality of their very own.
Put yourself in their shoes. Show that you are committed and dedicated to what you are doing.

Memorize all your lines off by heart too.


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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 15:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks, Nathan. :)) I'll try to get into the character's skin. I just hope don't go shy or anything, cause I don't know anyone there.. :(



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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I took Drama for year 9. Then I dropped it because I didn't feel I was getting anywhere. So I took Music and Media. Now that's my kinda thing! I hope you enjoy Drama as much as I did, Carol. =)

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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 16:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aww, thanks! I hope so, too! :D


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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 19:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ooooooo i can comment on this :)
I have a BTec national diploma in performing arts *blushes*

I would just say, let yourself go. it's all about just forgetting who you are (while acting only of course) and thinking in terms of the character. When you get into doing scenes and stuff like that, then you will forget yourself, because you have lines and movement to remember then you get caught up in the story and it all goes swimingly :)
I was a really shy person with little self confidence before acting, now it's made me a strong person, so it's a fantastic life skill more then anything!

Anyhoo hope that little story helped :)


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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 19:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think I could really relate to that story! :D Thanks a lot for sharing! :D


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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 21:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Drummer imense! wrote:

Ooooooo i can comment on this :)
I have a BTec national diploma in performing arts *blushes*

I would just say, let yourself go. it's all about just forgetting who you are (while acting only of course) and thinking in terms of the character. When you get into doing scenes and stuff like that, then you will forget yourself, because you have lines and movement to remember then you get caught up in the story and it all goes swimingly :)
I was a really shy person with little self confidence before acting, now it's made me a strong person, so it's a fantastic life skill more then anything!

Anyhoo hope that little story helped :)


W-O-W... *speachless*

"I have a BTec national diploma in performing arts"

That's awesome dude... Have you finished College now? I'm only beggining my first year in Music Technology and MultiMedia. I'm freakening excited!!!! =)

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Posted: 14 Aug 06, 01:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I took acting and got an A all I can really tell you is to just do the character how you want it, there is never a bad outlook on that


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Posted: 14 Aug 06, 06:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can help you out alittle bit....I did theatre in Middle School (6-8 grade) and in high school (9-12) grade.
One of the best things about theatre was that one of the things that helped me get over stage fright. Just remember this one thing:
When you are acting, people aren't seeing you for you. Well, they are physically seeing you, but they aren't really seeing you. They are seeing whatever character you are portraying. So, when you get nervous, thinking the audience is judging you, just remember they aren't. They are judging your character. They've seperated the character you are portraying from you the person, so you just need to make that seperation in your head, too.
Believe me, this comes in handy later in life. My ability to do this after drama training has helped me I don't know how many times, when I'm delivering papers for a history conference, giving a speech, leading a tour in a museum or leading a discussion section for a Western Civ class (this next semester).
People are generally too worried about how people are judging them to judge other people, they are too wrapped up in their own heads. Just remember that, and you'll be fine.
Best of luck!



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Posted: 15 Aug 06, 09:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, i have finished college forever now, seems a shame tho, college is just so great! Sounds like wicked course your doing it's_a_hard_life.




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Okay, for 8th grade, I signed up to be in drama class. Except I forgot one teensy weensy detail... I can't act to save my life! Any, any, ANY tips from people who have taken this class will make me feel a lot better! And can someone please tell me if we do anything apart from acting there? A bit of art, perhaps?
Thank you so much for any help!

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Posted: 15 Aug 06, 10:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for all the tips, guys! xD


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