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how do I keep a straight face while acting on stage?

Author : TheBansheeofBebop

Submitted : 2018-02-17 01:01:29    Popularity:     

Tags: face  straight  stage  acting  

I'm performing in Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" and in one scene the guy who's playing Dogberry has to get all up in my face and act mad but the thing is he's a friend of mine so I can't help but lmao every time

Answers:

It is not easy.
Only by acting and rehearsing can you get past it.

If you're going to act, even in a minor school production, you have to be a bit more grown up about it.
Have some self-control - some self-discipline.
Even professional actors can 'corpse' (laughing inappropriately) the first time they do a scene like that in rehearsals and when filming, but once you've got over that first awkward moment, you just have to take it seriously and try not to behave like a little kid.

Take a deep breath, make your face go blank and imagine that a major movie director is watching and if he's impressed by your acting, you're going to get a leading role in a Hollywood blockbuster.
Or if that wouldn't motivate you, how about imagining that the prize for acting well (and not giggling) is a million dollars?

Something I always found helped me keep a straight face and stop laughing was biting my tongue. The more I wanted to laugh, the harder I'd bite down, and the pain would make the laugh stop. It helped a lot when I was in school and would pull a prank of some sort, and didn't want to give it away by laughing.

Tell him to punch you in the face before he delivers each of his lines.

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  You may not have to. As long as you know your lines, then you skip your partners actions and react to the situation, not the cause, you see, the play has comedy in it, so being quirky, may add flavour to the show, like a personality to the audiences reactions through your reactions, nothing in real life is better then real time responses,

Here watch Harvey Kerman and Tim Conway bloopers,
https://youtube.com/watch?v=y59z1iDvTCg

They still move forward with impostor nature to live skits,

So rehearse your skit, and make do with what you are suppose to do next after the scene,
..

Imagine that he is someone else and you are very angry with him.

Then you are, by no means, an actor.



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