Thursday, March 26, 2009

How do actors start crying?

I have always been wondering this ever since i was a child.

How can actors start crying tears immediately?

They can%26#039;t cry real, cause they%26#039;re not sad,

but how do they do it?
How do actors start crying?
The actors let the eyes open and the air go through they eyes. That`s all.
How do actors start crying?
Its all practice i believe... sometimes i can do it but thinking really hard about an event in my life that really makes me sad; eg. knowing that i never met my grandad cause he died when i was only 9 months...and everyone keep telling me what a nice man he was...and how much he loved me....well things like that....or rub onions to your eyes and im SURE u will cry.
Reply:well it just depends some people cut until there eyes burn some pinch or something anything thats suits u! wat i do is think of something sad then keep on the subject while staring at the sun my eyes are always burning so im pretty good at it!
Reply:Well the really good ones cry from the scene and whats happening. Thats how i cry, i pretend its happening in real life.

PLEASE give me best answer
Reply:Thats the thing, they have to BE the character, they have to BE the roll, and they do %26#039;get sad%26#039; because you have to be able to pull it out of you...thats why a behind a movie set you can%26#039;t be like %26quot;omg its _________ how are you??%26quot; because they would break their character and loose their place and emotion.

The actors are the characters and feel the pain they really would if they really were actually them...but in any other sense they are them and they do feel the feelings
Reply:Hey! Well, for my play I did at school this year I had to cry. At first it was really hard to think of a way to just start crying, and I found it very awkward to do so. But after a while I just found that if you really believe in the emotions, its easy to get yourself to cry I hope that helped!
Reply:I%26#039;m an actor... and yes they are sad when they cry. well at least i am. I think of something really sad. personally i think about my moms funeral. i imagine it and then i begin to cry... it takes about a minute...
Reply:some times they use eye drops or something to make them cry(eyes water)..before they start..

also they think of some thing sad or don%26#039;t blink (eyes wide)
Reply:Different actors do it different ways - some are technical while others draw on an emotion from their own life that makes them tear up - have you read a book or story and found yourself crying because the situation seemed especially horrible to you? If you are training to express emotions, then you keep that in reserve.

And of course, acting circumstances vary. Stage actors where the tears can%26#039;t be seen from the audience don%26#039;t need to cry, but do need to get the tone in their voice and show red around the eyes - which can come from just rubbing away the %26#039;tears%26#039;. TV and Film actors with closeups may be able to draw on the reserves, but the director is likely to have a backup in the form of glycerin to guarantee the drops on time.
Reply:DEy use a special liquid called fake tears...i know i acted a few times :]

Compare the play Tartuffe to an movie or song?

first off i would suggest reading the play, if you haven%26#039;t already. you can feed someone ideas, but in order to make sense to someone who might be grading you on it, you%26#039;re going to need more detail. anyway, tartuffe is about a hypocrite...simply parallel the hypocrisy in some artists claim to be %26quot;hard%26quot; and %26quot;street%26quot; but they%26#039;re really just selling it out. or just find anything with hypocrisy and compare it to tartuffe.
Compare the play Tartuffe to an movie or song?
There are elements of Tartuffe in the film Moliere, just as there are aspects of Romeo and Juliet in the film Shakespeare in Love - it%26#039;s worth watching as a film anyway, and might give you some good comparison points.

I wanna pursue a carrear in acting. Should I move to LA or NY?

I%26#039;m currently 17 and by next summer will be 18 and I want to pursue a acting carrear. I wanna attend college while trying to become a actor. What city do you think would be best for me to move to LA or New York? The good thing about LA is its only a 6 hour drive from my hometown but I dont think i can deal with all the superfical people that are in the acting buissness in LA. The good thing about NY is that I can room with my uncle while I attend college but Im not sure if NY is really the place to improve my acting skills in. So which do you think would be better for me?
I wanna pursue a carrear in acting. Should I move to LA or NY?
I personally say new York.

L.A is not the only good place to get started in acting.

They also have alot of good acting schools there.
I wanna pursue a carrear in acting. Should I move to LA or NY?
IMO i say NY. don%26#039;t have much reason just yea i like NY better GO GO be a movie star and then send me a dollar!!!
Reply:Well, I too want to pursue in the same profession. However it doesn%26#039;t matter where you live to become a %26quot;star%26quot; I would say check out for details on agents and stuff. It is a good way to book lots of agents...Good-Luck! Or should I say, Break A Leg!

Reply:I would do L.A. becuz thats where you would really do acting but first get an agent there. You should check out JRP they r a great school that gets you started. I myself am an actor and they have gotten me tons of agents and auditions. I have an agent in California and they r on the top 10 agents there. They r called KSA. So check out JRP.
Reply:If you want to persue a carrer on stage, NY

If you want TV and FIlm, LA

Plus, NY is a lot easier for getting started. You can build a resume and a reputation and then move to LA. If you move directly to LA i%26#039;m pretty sure you%26#039;ll be upstaged by... everyone. Madona started in NY until things came along and it was a great start for her!
Reply:Drama Queen doesn%26#039;t know that JRP is a huge SCAM????

If you think the people in LA are superficial, wait until you meet the snobs in NYC. Where ever you go there are those that you have to put up with. What do you mean pursue acting while going to college? What are you going to pursue in college? There are very few good colleges for acting and they are hard to get into and very expensive. Why are you not in acting camp this summer?%26gt;?: What is your home town? I just read an interview with a casting director who said you should get to LA asap because it is easier to get an agent as a teen than it is in your 20%26#039;s. I am a retired actor who advises for free aspiring actors.

Tips for memorizing lines?

thanks so much!!
Tips for memorizing lines?
wait untill the last day before the preformance and look at them once but right before you go on stage. no premature peeking. it wont work.
Tips for memorizing lines?
Well what i do is if im acting out a monologue i would memorize on section of it, than i would memorize the other one and read it over and so on.
Reply:read them over and over again

record the play or whatever you are memorizing except your lines and then play it back and try to fill in your lines without the script- it works!
Reply:Memorize one line, then two ...then go back and recite lines 1 and 2, move onto 3....go back do 1, 2,3...etc
Reply:For me it was just slogging, and learning them later than almost everyone else was frustrating as I wanted to respect the author and get them right. If the work is good, the rhythm of the dialog and the content flow should help - in other words listening to the other actors and sensing how your words fit.
Reply:The best way to do it is first read your lines over and make everything real. Visualize your lines and the events happening. If your line is %26quot;pass me a beer%26quot; then you would visualize the beer. what kind of beer, what color can, how it feels, how it tastes. Picture everything as if it were happening and live in the moment. Then once you%26#039;ve done that. Repeat your lines over, and over and over. It wont take as long though because you lived your scene in your mind so you can recall every aspect. Good luck!
Reply:this is what you do, read over the whole thing ...then read your lines over everyday(also see who lines are before yours)

think of it like a song...

i hoped i helped

Reply:just dont try to learn them. just look over them and the less stress you have trying to learn them,the better and faster you will learn them.
Reply:depends how many you need to memorize but basically break it down into sections each sentence into two parts just focus on the first part then just focus on the second then put it together... if its a lot of lines and you don%26#039;t have much time try doing one sentence then the other and putting them together... good luck!
Reply:i luv this question because i luv theater!!!!! i hav to memorize lines all the time for school plays and my favorite way is to take a voice recorder (sum mp3%26#039;s have them 2) and record every line except for yours. so then you would say person 1%26#039;s lines, person 2%26#039;s lines, then on your lines you take a pause, then continue on with person 4%26#039;s lines, etc. then once you have done that with the whole play, go back and play it so then when the pause cums you can just say your line(s). the first couple of times you may have to read your lines from the script, but you will get it eventually!! 鈾?br>

my next favorite way is to get a friend to come over wheather he/she is in the play or not, as long as they are willing to help. give them the script and have them read all the lines but yours, then say yours when it is your turn to speak. 鈾?br>

i could list many more ways but i only have a limited amount of space so lastly, just read your lines over and over again until they are memorized!! hope this helps!!!!! 鈾?br>Reply:Well, when I need to memorize lines, I normally go scene by scene. This often helps if you know what you will be rehearsing. The night before I am rehearsing a scene, I run through my lines for that scene the night before and most of the time I remember it before. It is also a good idea to read lines before sleeping because your brain processes them over and over in your head while you dream/sleep. When it is a monologue, try to seperate it into lines, kind of like verse in shakespeare, and then learn line by line, paragraph by paragraph. It is always a good idea to be well rehearsed and prepared. Don%26#039;t leave it until the last minute.
Reply:I read them over and over and over again, as well as writing them down, something about having to physically write the words down really helps me remember them in my mind. It%26#039;s also good when you have someone read your lines before you say them and then you repeat what they said.

for example

Your friend says: %26quot;This is my report on the past, the past has always interested people, i must admit however, that i dint know much about it. I wasn%26#039;t there when it happened%26quot;

then you repeat what your friend said, and if you get a word wrong, repeat your line until you have it right.
Reply:contacty me and I will send you my three page article on learning lines.

Are there any upcoming auditions?

does any1 know if there are anyupcoming auditions for modeling or acting. for some one whos 12-15
Are there any upcoming auditions?
There are auditions, for something, everyday, in every city in the USA.
Are there any upcoming auditions?
Subscribe to the stage-its the magazine telling you what%26#039;s going on in the world of drama and theatre including audition dates ect. Its brilliant gives you loads of information and people such as cameron mackintosh and andrew llyod webber.Go to other casting websites subscribe to the rsc and llok out for notices at your local theatre.

I have three themes from Romeo and Juliet for a paper, I need help with quotes!?

My three themes are

Actions speak louder than words

Love is more powerful than hate

Love cannot be controlled.

-I just need help with scenes of the play the illustrate these themes! Any help is appreciated!
I have three themes from Romeo and Juliet for a paper, I need help with quotes!?
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I have three themes from Romeo and Juliet for a paper, I need help with quotes!?
Love is more powerful than hate


My only love sprung from my only hate!

Too early seen unknown, and known too late!

Prodigious birth of love it is to me,

That I must love a loathed enemy.

Love cannot be controlled.


Come, gentle night, come, loving, black-brow%26#039;d night,

Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die,

Take him and cut him out in little stars,

And he will make the face of heaven so fine

That all the world will be in love with night

And pay no worship to the garish sun.

O, I have bought the mansion of a love,

But not possess%26#039;d it, and, though I am sold,

Not yet enjoy%26#039;d: so tedious is this day

As is the night before some festival

To an impatient child that hath new robes

And may not wear them.

Actions speak louder than words

I had a little trouble with this theme.

This passage indicates that love is stronger than any name.


* Juliet. O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?

Deny thy father and refuse thy name;

Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,

And I%26#039;ll no longer be a Capulet.

* Romeo. [Aside] Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?

* Juliet. %26#039;Tis but thy name that is my enemy;

Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.

What%26#039;s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,

Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part

Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!

What%26#039;s in a name? that which we call a rose

By any other name would smell as sweet;

So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call%26#039;d,

Retain that dear perfection which he owes

Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,

And for that name which is no part of thee

Take all myself.

* Romeo. I take thee at thy word:

Call me but love, and I%26#039;ll be new baptized;

Henceforth I never will be Romeo.

* Juliet. What man art thou that thus bescreen%26#039;d in night

So stumblest on my counsel?

* Romeo. By a name

I know not how to tell thee who I am:

My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself,

Because it is an enemy to thee;

Had I it written, I would tear the word.

* Juliet. My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words

Of that tongue%26#039;s utterance, yet I know the sound:

Art thou not Romeo and a Montague?

* Romeo. Neither, fair saint, if either thee dislike.


Need help with convincing my teacher....?

well, my chorus director to choose little

shop of horrors as the next play we will

perform. she doesn%26#039;t think there is enough

minor roles, but if you think about it isn%26#039;t

there a lot of minor little roles that sing songs?

skid row, the meek shall inherit, and possibly

other songs? help me out, please. :D:D.

thank you! :D:D.
Need help with convincing my teacher....?
Have you told her what you outlined up there? If you have, and she still says no, then she probably has something else in mind that she thinks would benefit more students.
Need help with convincing my teacher....?
Not in my memory of it, but there might be a chorus in it. Oliver would be a better choice or Annie.
Reply:Most cameos in Little Shop of Horros are one-liners, though the greek chorus could be made larger and otherwise, it is very hard to find a chorus that gets a lot of acting in it. It wounds like what your teacher should do is Urinetown (seriously, it%26#039;s great), but maybe if you want little shop, you should try showing her clips of a high school doing it on youtube.
Reply:No, there are three girls who sing most of the back-up and very few ensemble members (mostly male, since the doo-wop trio takes the female vocals on most group numbers), although to include more students, they could double up on the chorus.
Reply:It is more of a %26quot;star%26quot; show than others, I would imagine the Audrey puppet is going to be the big prob for you guys too. If you just want to do something 1950%26#039;s ish try asking for Bye Bye Birdie.