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What to do when you blank

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That’s a tough one… Um. Let me think… But no, there is no time to stop and think, there’s an audience watching, waiting, judging! Luckily, you’d already read Stagemilk’s handy article on what to do...

How to Act Natural

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How hard can it be? You practice acting natural most of your life, so it should come – wait for it – naturally! But that elusive naturalism in your performance is a bit like breathing....

Shakespeare Sonnet 27

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I have recently become obsessed with Shakespeare’s sonnets. One that I particularly love is sonnet 27. It’s not one of the most well known of Shakespeare’s sonnets, but I think it’s as poignant as ever....

Are you a Selfish Actor?

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Let’s address a very common problem that has an awkwardly judgmental label. Most actors are guilty of this. It’s harder than it sounds to overcome it, and it is often a matter of upkeep rather...

Actor’s Worst Enemy: Tension

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Actors have really been boxed into a corner with their work ethic. Most work tirelessly, borderline obsessively, on the role that they are cast in. Unfortunately, the majority of an actor’s career, in the early...

How to discover your X-Factor

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The elusive X-Factor is probably the most sought after trait in an actor. Entire casting briefs have been changed to accomodate the discovery of an X-Factor Actor, so it makes sense to develop your X-Factor...