Hot seating helps real stage actors get into character, and is a good activity to practise your own drama skills.
Your might choose a crucial moment in a book or play and take on the role of the character in the story at that particular moment. Focus on the emotions that your character is feeling at that moment, eg surprise, excitement, terror, anger, happiness, sadness, confusion.
When hot seating, you must speak, think and feel as though you are that character. If you can think, feel and speak like that character, an audience is more likely to believe you are that character.
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