Excerpt: ...more important. Do not be slovenly with the muscles of the lips, or talk from behind shut teeth. Keep your face to the audience as a rule. If two people talking together have to cross each other so as to change their places on the stage, the one who has just spoken should cross before the one who is going to speak. Learn to stand still ...Read MoreExcerpt: ...more important. Do not be slovenly with the muscles of the lips, or talk from behind shut teeth. Keep your face to the audience as a rule. If two people talking together have to cross each other so as to change their places on the stage, the one who has just spoken should cross before the one who is going to speak. Learn to stand still. As a rule, do not speak when you are crossing the stage, but cross first and then speak. Let the last speaker get his sentence well out before you begin yours. 94 If you are a comic actor, don't run away with the piece by over-doing your fun. Never spoil another actor's points by trying to make the audience laugh whilst he is speaking. It is inexcusably bad stage-manners. If the audience applauds, wait till the noise of the clapping is over to finish your speech. Rehearse without your book in the last rehearsals, so as to get into the way of hearing the prompter, and catching the word from him when your memory fails you. Practise your part before a looking-glass, and say it out aloud. A part may be pat in your head, and very stiff on your tongue. The Green-room is generally a scene of great confusion in private theatricals. Besides getting everything belonging to your dress together yourself and in good time, I advise you to have a little hand-basket, such as you may have used at the seaside or in the garden, and into this to put pins, hair-pins, a burnt cork, needles and thread, a pair of scissors, a pencil, your part, and any small things you may require. It is easy to drop them into the basket again. Small things get mislaid under bigger ones when one is dressing in a hurry; and a hero who is flustered by his moustache having fallen under the washstand well out of sight is apt to forget his part when he has found the moustache. 95 Remember that Right and Left in stage directions mean the right and left hand of the actor as he faces the audience. I will not burden you with any further advice for yourself, and I...Read Less
New. This item is printed on demand. Collection of short stories first published in 1894 by the prolific author of children's stories. Her tales, which have hardly been excelled in sympathetic insight into childlife, still enjoy undiminished popularity.
Good. No Jacket. Hardback. Undated but prev owner's inscripn on ffep is dated 1902. Decorative board covers with cloth spine. Head and tail of spine freying and corners bumped but overall good+. No jacket.
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