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Expression gallery

Facial expressions are important in drama. They can convey emotions, develop the story and communicate the feelings and thoughts of the characters to the audience.

Actors may use any combination of facial expression, gestures, movement and props to create the effect they want.

Browse through this gallery to see some expressions used in drama.


Actors can show happiness by smiling, laughing and making gestures such as hugging each other.

a young looking at each other intently

A smiling young couple

family celebrations in the pub with peiople raising their glasses up

Showing cheerfulness in a pub

an old couple smiling at each other

A smiling older couple

two friends hugging each other and smiling at the camera

Showing friendship by hugging

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