- Sep 28, 2017
"Stage business? You mean?" He rolled his shoulders.
"Don't roll your shoulders at me, you great oaf. I see those balled fists. Relax, for goodness' sake." She set her mouth into thin line.
I'm sick of rolling shoulders, balled fists and thin-lined mouths, to be honest. Maybe I'm just reading the wrong stuff. What's your take on stage business? Do you ever fall into that trap of thinking, There's too much dialogue, they need to do something! – and then you throw in a smile or a widening of the eyes just to relieve the tension? Or is stage business an effortless extension of your dialogue, every gesture a sentence in itself?
His fingers rested lightly on the keys, a pause, a defocussing of the eyes. Then a coming back. His fingers twitched...
How do you do the little bits of doing?