Drama Lesson Plan-Motivations List

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Here is a list of 32 character motivations or needs and three ways to use them to teach actors this concept.

Understanding what drives a character to do what he/she does can help actors create more authentic and powerful performances. All characters have wants/needs/motivations. Here is a list of 32 character motivations and three ways to use them to help actors understand this concept.

Examples of motivations:
  • To get revenge
  • To be admired

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