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  1. corpsing

    In theatre (especially in the illusionistic Western tradition), breaking character occurs when an actor ceases to maintain the illusion that they are the character they are supposedly portraying. This is considered unprofessional while performing in front of an audience or camera (except when the act is a deliberate breaking of the fourth wall). One of the most common ways of breaking character is corpsing, in which an actor loses their composure and laughs or giggles in a comedy scene or scene requiring ludicrous actions. If the breaking of character is particularly serious, it would normally result in an abandonment of a take in recorded or filmed drama.

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  1. corpsing

    Corpsing is a term used in the entertainment industry, specifically in comedy and acting, to describe the involuntary breaking of character and laughing during a performance. It refers to when an actor or comedian is unable to maintain their composure and starts to laugh, either due to a humorous incident, an unexpected turn of events, or the amusing delivery of a line. This can unintentionally break the immersion of the scene or skit and may cause other performers or audience members to also start laughing.

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  1. Corpsing

    Corpsing is a British theatrical slang word for when an actor unintentionally breaks character during a scene by laughing or by causing another cast member to laugh. A BBC TV programme on 18 November 2006 stated that the term "corpsing" originated when a living actor played a corpse on stage; there was sometimes a temptation to try to make that actor laugh. It is also referred to as "breaking". Corpsing is not exclusive to the theatre, but may also include actions designed to cause hilarity in live television or radio. One of the most famous examples of this is on the cricket programme Test Match Special in the famous "leg-over" incident and another cricket commentary in which it was noted that "...the bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey." During the "Pete and Dud" sketches in the BBC comedy series Not Only... But Also, Peter Cook would deliberately ad lib in an attempt to make Dudley Moore corpse—and invariably succeeded. The term is generally used in British entertainment. In North American TV and film, when an actor corpses it is generally categorized as a blooper.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of corpsing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of corpsing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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