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Man acting as a woman

lesson 16:

It needs great observation for a man to act as a woman. Even a small mistake would make the audience laugh at the character. There are two cases where a man acts as a woman.

In the first, the man disguises as a woman and plays that character without the audience knowing it. This was very common in the olden days when women were not encouraged to act in movies/dramas/stage plays.

In such a case, men often disguised as women and played the character of a woman. Often audience did not know about it unless specifically announced. This is the most difficult part of the man to do because even if he shows the straits of man in a single scene, then the audience may boo him or laugh at him. The man has to observe the walk, body language, smile, speech (voice practice), hand movements of a woman very carefully before attempting such role. Male actors who did this successfully would turn out often to be very good in emoting dramatic scenes.

Second case is that where the audience knew that the male actor is performing the role of that of a woman. Here, often the characters around the "woman" did not know that the actor was acting like a "woman". Now a days, in movies, in any language we can see that such case is more common. Most likely, the character is used to protray a funny side of the woman.

Recent examples of such characters would include that of Adam Sandler in "Jack and Jill". One character that stands out even today is the role played by Dustin Hoffman in the movie "Tootsie ". He had almost changed into a woman. His body language, walking style all were veryconvincing. He acts as a woman to gain work which was otherwise available to a woman actor. Kindly look at his hands, fingers, the dress, the walk and the way he speaks in the following video which shows the enormous effort put in by the actor and the technical assistants.

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