Today in our acting lessons, we focused on how the class/status of a character affects how they talk, move, and behave. We played some games to ease our way into this, such as picking random cards then having to act out that character's status and seeing if anyone could guess what your card was (Ace was lowest, 10 was highest). We also acted what would happen if the status swapped but the character stayed the same, such as a servant acting as if he were high class and the king as low class. We also were assigned scenarios and one person would be dominant/higher status while the other was more passive/lower status, then we swapped to see how the situation would change. It's clear that it body language and mannerisms are important when trying to portray a character (if they are shy vs confident, high class vs low class).