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~Pantomime Mirror~  Show students this classic routine between Harpo Marx and Lucille Ball! Two players, one is the initiator and one is the 'mirror.' Ask students to start with simple tasks such as: brushing teeth; putting on make-up; getting dressed. Next, ask them to invent a routine to share with the class.

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Mary King guides us through a voice and muscles warm-up session

Mary King guides us through a voice and muscles warm-up session

Mary King guides us through a thorough warm-up session for the muscles and the voice

Apparently a computer has discovered there are at least 21 different  facial expressions showing different emotions in the order shown here: Happy, sad, fearful, angry, surprised, disgusted, happily surprised, happily disgusted, sadly fearful, sadly angry, sadly surprised, sadly disgusted, fearfully angry, fearfully surprised, fearfully disgusted, angrily surprised, angrily disgusted, disgustedly surprised, appalled, hatred, awed.

Happily Surprised! People Use More Facial Expressions Than Thought

Sad, angry, happy, or surprised. These are some of the six basic emotional expressions we use to communicate and even computers can read them on our faces now. But what about sadly angry, or happily disgusted?

Contemporary Monologues for Women (NHB Good Audition Guides): The Good Audition Guides

Contemporary Monologues for Women NHB Good Audition Guides : The Good Audition Guides: Amazon.co.uk: Trilby James: Books

BBC Radio 4 - Desert Island Discs, Mark Rylance

Actor Mark Rylance is interviewed by Kirsty Young.

Putting together a showreel is a must for any actor, but doing it quickly and making it successful can be easier said than done. Here, agent Stuart Piper gives his tips on creating your first showreel.

8 ways to make a better showreel | Opinion | The Stage

Putting together a showreel is a must for any actor, but doing it quickly and making it successful can be easier said than done. Here, agent Stuart Piper

Advice From the Players ( Nick Hern Books 2014) provides golden nuggets of tips from actors and directors which should really help actors. It's a great dip-into book covering all aspects of the acting career. The quotes are short, funny, uplifting, readable and very useful. Stars such as Simon Callow, Brian Cox, Imogen Stubbs, Julie Walters, Lenny Henry, Mark Gatiss and Harriet Walter are among those who have contributed. Great for the train journey to the audition or rehearsal.

Advice from the Players (26 Actors on Acting)

Advice from the Players (26 Actors on Acting) eBook: Barnett, Laura: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store