Focus on body language
Body language is an important aspect of performance. An actor's body language plays a crucial part in telling the audience about the character they are playing.
In this Revision Bite, you will learn how to evaluate body language.
Body language is the way in which our bodies communicate our own or a character's attitudes. An audience or viewer can watch it to pick up on someone's age, emotions, status, or health.
For example, a student being told off by a teacher in a drama can easily tell the audience that she's not feeling sorry for what she's done by:
In this still from the comedy series 'Little Britain', the schoolgirl character's body language suggests defiance - she has her hand on her hip, and is not making eye contact with the teacher. Notice the teacher character's body language too - his face is stern, and he is looking down directly onto the schoolgirl character.
When you're acting, make sure your body language is appropriate for the character you play. It's important that your gestures communicate to another person in your group what you intend.