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Keywords for Actors

Key words, what they are, how to identify them and how to use them effectively is a valuable skill for the actor to possess. It can help with the process of memorizing our lines. It can help us diversify our performance and the way we speak those lines. It can help our with our analysis of the text, and our clarity of the meaning of the words spoken by our characters. Let’s dive in!

What Are Keywords?

So, keywords. What are they?

Keywords are words which are emphasized by the actor for the importance they carry for the character.

They do what they say on the label: they are ‘key’. The key to unlocking the scene or moment, or the key to unlocking a character or relationship. Key words are often most clear to us in cases where they are repeated several times by the character.

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