As an actor for drama – What is the difference between showing an audience and beleving for yourself?

Question by hehehaha: As an actor for drama – What is the difference between showing an audience and beleving for yourself?
As an actor whats the difference between showing an auidience and beiliving for yourself? I got this question for drama could someone explain/answer please?
Thanks.

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Answer by Bess
For an actor to give the best of himself in any role he is playing, I personally believe that he should believe in that character to start with, however absurd or irrealistic that character may be. An actor’s role is to convince the audience about the veracity of that character and this is only possible if he gives himself completely to that role.

An actor has, as a person, his own character. It is difficult to try to ‘be someone else’. It is not exactly that the actor should ‘believe’, but it is his duty to make it realistic, both in acting and in essence. However much the character may be to his dislike, he should put on a show of liking it. The aim of presenting a play is to make it appear more real, if you get my meaning.

I believe an actor should put himself in the place of the audience. He should be able to convince himself as the audience of the veracity and the realistic elements of the play. He is the one who can better judge if his acting is good or not. This gives more scope for improvement. A person usually knows his own failings more than any other person can, however close that person may be to him.

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  • January 29, 2014 at 5:27 pm
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    Acting is the process of showing the charactor by using saul and body. the body will react as response to sauls action.

    shawing an audiance is only doing thinking like”i’m that charactor” this is it but it deffer to beleving the self. actor must be the saul of appointed charactor.

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  • January 29, 2014 at 6:07 pm
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    Showing the audience is ineffective acting in which the actor is not being the character but being a demondstrator. Believing for yourself is effective acting which involves responding honestly and fully to the stimuli of the scene as the character would do.

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