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Preparing for a Role in a TV Series

Published: 27.01.2010, Updated: 03.03.2017

Have you ever wanted to be an actor? Just remember that there is a lot of hard work in acting. Before anyone turns on the camera, a lot of planning and rehearsal has taken place.

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Pretend that you are part of a group of actors practicing the lines of an upcoming shoot of a particular TV episode. Divide roles between you, stand up and start acting.

Remember that actors do not just read their lines in a flat, monotonous voice. They must consider tone of voice, pacing and timing, facial expressions, body language and silences in their delivery.

In addition to the actors you will need a narrator. Do not read the stage directions aloud.