actor's line


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Noun1.actor's line - words making up the dialogue of a playactor's line - words making up the dialogue of a play; "the actor forgot his speech"
dialog, dialogue - the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
aside - a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
cue - an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech
monologue - a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor
soliloquy - a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections
throwaway - words spoken in a casual way with conscious under-emphasis
line - text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen; "the letter consisted of three short lines"; "there are six lines in every stanza"
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The actor's line readings can be almost flip at times--"Thanks for that," when news of Banquo's murder reaches him; or "The deed is done," after he slays Duncan--amusingly underplaying the gravity of his actions.
If you are not working in a shot, please try to stay out of an actor's line of sight during rehearsals or shooting.
To be sure, the actor's line delivery is frequently eccentric, his voice as ragged as the clothing worn by a remarkably curly-haired cast.