Good acting is never elocution, which is making pictures with sound.


  1. Elocution: playing the words as they come along. You don't have to show how horrible the words are, if you don't understand character, you can't understand the play. People reveal themselves inadvertently.
  2. Main thing wrong: only going with mood of dialogue that is elocution, that is bull shit.
  3. Emote not elocution. Emoting: change tone. Elocution: making picture with sound.

"In the end, it can't look like acting."