Arts & Entertainment

Given Circumstances in Acting: How to Get Into Character

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Nov 3, 2022 • 4 min read

Drama undertakes the recreation of life onstage, along with all the additional circumstances life entails. These given circumstances—like where a person is from or when a play takes place—shape characters in musical theater and traditional drama productions alike. Learn more about what given circumstances are and how they can inform your approach to acting.