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Tony
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Duet Acting Scenes

How To Prepare And Rehearse Duet Acting Scenes

If you are looking for scenes to perform in acting class, drama class or in an audition, you've come to the right place. Preparation is key, but choosing the right monologue or scene is perhaps just as important. This page offers you some tips and advice on how to choose and also prepare for your scene. In addition, here on ActingCareerStartUp.com you will find links to other pages that will give you information about how to get over stage fright, how to memorize your lines (or acting scene) and 12 mistakes to avoid when performing a monologue for an audition.

  1. Read the play, the entire play! This includes doing any research that you need to do if the scene is set in a different time period, location so on.

  2. If you have the luxury of being able to choose your acting partner choose someone who you think you will work well with and has the same availability to rehearse as what you do. Having matching schedules really is very important and will save many headaches when it comes to arranging rehearsals

  3. Do yourself a favor and give yourself all the time and resources that you and your partner will need, which means things like a rehearsal space, rehearsal furniture, props etc. It’s a lot easier to have the real thing than to just mime it.

  4. Depending on your acting method you may have a particular technique that you like to use. If you don’t, try improvising the scene or putting it in your owns words while still expressing the point of view of the scene and then as you get more familiar with the shape of it you and your acting partner can learn the lines off by heart and can start crafting the scene with all the necessary blocking until you have a polished product.

  5. Finally, you should consider getting some outside coaching, depending on what you are preparing this scene for, maybe you will call on the help of an acting coach or mentor. If you are preparing this scene for an audition then this is a very wise idea. You want this scene to be as good as it possibly can be and getting some outside professional help is a good way to make this a reality. The product will be better for it. If the scene is for an audition that you will be performing with a reader don’t be put off if the reader says the lines ‘cold’, meaning they will just read them without acting them or putting any emotion into them. You should still live through the reality of the circumstance that you are performing. If you are rehearsing the scene for an acting class or scene study then you will be showing the scene to your teacher anyway. In this instance remember that a scene should constantly be in process, don’t get too attached to choices that you have made and be willing to keep the scene evolving.

There are also many good books that can help you in breaking down scenes and preparing yourself for your scene. These are just two of them.

Here are some other related pages you might find helpful:

Once you have chosen your duet acting scenes, see 12 mistakes to avoid during auditions.

Look here for places on the internet where you can find the duet acting scenes of your choice.

And for help memorizing your lines.

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