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A Simple Suggestion for Getting Off Book

By • Apr 21st, 2010 • Category: An Actor's Advice

I recently declared myself off book for my current production. I won’t say I am the fastest person at doing so, but I do pride myself on being one of the first people to be so in most casts I am in. And what is my secret? For a change, it’s not complicated advice that I have to give. It actually couldn’t be simpler.

Scene Chewing

By • Apr 7th, 2010 • Category: An Actor's Advice

“Scene chewing” is an almost polite term for what most would call over acting. The etymology seems to be the idea that an actor is so absorbed by the performance he is giving that he actually leaves teeth marks on the set from having bitten down on same.