Help me be a better actor.
September 29, 2013 5:50 AM Subscribe
I recently landed the role of Lennox in a local production of Macbeth
—uh, "The Scottish Play"—despite very little experience in acting. I enjoy roles with fewer lines, so I was pleased at first. Now that we're well into rehearsals, however, I'm struggling with my personality and the character's. Lennox is a thane, a soldier, and I'm a weedy introvert. I need some help.
posted by Quilford to media & arts (16 answers total)
I have a few questions.
How can I get inside Lennox's head? Reading material, videos, general advice really really really appreciated.
I'm basically the only introvert in a production full of extroverts. Moreover, all of them seem to know each other pretty well. I'm worried that the cast and crew think of me as a weirdo loner. Is this likely?
As someone who considers themselves an introvert (unless I've known someone for a long time, really, I'm pretty shy and quiet), should I have taken the part?
Because I'm introverted and struggling with the character, I dread rehearsals. The director seems pretty no-nonsense, and I'm not sure how well they'd respond to me telling them about my anxieties. We are, after all, almost two months into rehearsals. The performances are in mid-late November. Should I talk to the director? Should I ask to quit? Should I talk to the director and then, depending, ask to quit?