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Young Hoofer
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I am currently rehearsing for SoM as Rolf and me and my Lisel r confused
We think our relationship sould be very flirty
Our director thinks we sould act like we think we r both adults

What do you think?

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Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:38 pm
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I think that it should be flirty. They are young, first loves. Rather obsessed with eachother.

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what_the_heck013 wrote:
I think that it should be flirty. They are young, first loves. Rather obsessed with eachother.

Definitely. They seem crazy for each other.

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Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:35 pm
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A bit of both. Liesl and Rolf think that their relationship is Serious Business. Of course, because they are both young and experiencing love for the first time, they come off as somewhat flirty and silly. But the scene won't work if Rolf and Liesl don't believe that the relationship is grown up and dead serious. Yes, they are smitten for each other and having a grand old time flirting and whatnot, but the characters think they're grown up so you need to play it that way.

Does that make any sense? When I did the scene (as Liesl) I did the love-struck, completely smitten thing, but the whole time I kept in mind that Liesl REALLY thinks that she's part of this very adult, serious relationship with Rolf. If you don't play the character as though he thinks he's grown up, the scenes later on (once Rolf turns Nazi) don't have as much impact - because the audience will just think "oh well, it was just a silly flirty thing anyway".

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