Thursday, June 25, 2015

What does ad lib mean?

Sometimes while actors are performing they forget their lines, so they have to make something up in the heat of the moment. This is called ad libbing. The actor does not know his line so he makes something up to keep the show going. The audience has no clue that he is ad libbing as the rest of the stage crew and actors hold their breath to see where the moment goes. Ad libbing is not just useful on stage, but it is also useful in singing and other performances as well. I guess the correct words to compare ad libbing to is improvising or freestyling.   

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