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Analyzing Backstory and Motivation

Lecture no. 4 from the course: Mastering Stage Presence: How to Present to Any Audience

Analyzing Backstory and Motivation

Taught by Professor Melanie M. Long | 31 min | Categories: Professional & Personal Development

Continuing with the Nine Questions, learn how a dramatic character’s circumstances affect their behavior, and how actors use a character’s obstacles and tactics to overcome them in pursuing the character’s purpose onstage. Then, see how to use the Nine Questions in public speaking, using the example of a famous speech by Barbara Bush.


December 24, 2016