“All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players” was what the distinguished playwright and poet William Shakespeare said. And he was correct. We are all actors in our way. We perform for our friends, for our jobs, for our families and ourselves. Some of us are overly hyper and add content to a social dynamic by acting like the court jester. Others are still or cloudy but unleash in other ways, like the music they listen to, the way they dress or hop.
There are several kinds of performers including:
- Movie actors:
It’s a very popular dream to grow up wanting to be on the big screen. The charm and pompous of celebrity life are hard to miss even as a little person. There are some distinct advantages of acting for film. The first being the paychecks. People love advancing to the movies which mean big salaries for the leading actors. The other is the ability to do retakes. Unlike stage actors who have to memorize all of their lines, film actors can do retakes. And the ultimate benefit is the short production time. Stage actors can work in the same show for years; TV actors have to do 12 episodes in one season, whereas film actors can film an entire major motion picture in a few months.
- Television actors:
The excellent thing about acting on a hit television show is how long you can stay in, and how much you can be a part of peoples’ lives. People love their shows. Whether they are cheesy, wicked little pleasures, or thought-provoking dramas, we get bent on them and look forward to watching them every week. A lot of film actors began their careers on television shows.
- Stage actors:
In my view, stage acting is the most creative form of acting. There is very little to hide behind on stage. Actors may have appropriate lighting or makeup, but the audience can hear their real voice, see their real body, and on some occasions feel their real sweat. Stage actors must know all of their lines and allude to things as much as they can without the help of special effects and misleading camera techniques.
What do you want to become?