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Old 11-07-05, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default The character you play off-stage

So who are you when you arrive -- someone between your "home' self and your "on-stage wild crazy funny guy"?

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Old 11-08-05, 12:07 AM   #2
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I don't know the difference.
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Old 11-12-05, 05:48 PM   #4
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You should be in character from the moment you arive at the event and you should not loose your character till you are in your car on your way home. As when I am not street performing I am an actor with many local theatres in seattle, this point is especialy important to me.
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Normally I pretend to be robert nelson before I go on. I even manage to convince people that the leopard spots on my head are actually butterflys
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I avoid all of this by not having any character.
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Old 11-13-05, 02:48 PM   #7
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that seems stupid, not to have any character! Even if you are your self with more energy, then that is a character. The energy you have when you are a character is crucial. That is what theatre is about! The share of energy between you and the audience. I just don't think that will happen as much if you put on no effort to get into character.
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I wish I was an actor.
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Old 11-14-05, 10:55 AM   #14
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...what I'm getting at is that the person I am at home is diffrent from my business persona which is diffrent from my on-stage characters.

A related question -- assuming you are wacky on stage, does that carry over into your day to day life? Are you mr. wacky fun guy everyday?

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why do you care? do you want to know if you're living your life the right way?
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I am sure glad that I am an entertainer and not an artist or actor, it helps me to avoid all these "performance technique" issues and the internal angst that goes along with them.
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Personally, I find that if you are an interesting person, a "character" is not exactly necessary. However, martin never takes off his stilts or make-up, and Robert's ass is so boring, he had to tattoo his @?!@ on his head.

Hrm.

To each his own.
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Default Re: character

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...what I'm getting at is that the person I am at home is diffrent from my business persona which is diffrent from my on-stage characters.

A related question -- assuming you are wacky on stage, does that carry over into your day to day life? Are you mr. wacky fun guy everyday?

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Dave, to answer your query, yes. Peter is different from Paddy The Clown, which is different from Doc Paddy. Peter handels the business end of things and can be pretty serious, but my 2 characters are a lot more of the Irish rambling, gambling devil may care drinker.

Peter is the only one that drinks, however.
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