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Question: For the play "Guys and Doll's" I'm playing Benny Southstreet!.!.!.!.!.!?
The director wants me to speak stupidly! I do not know how to do this! Please give me tips on how to act and speak dumb!Www@QuestionHome@Com

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Benny's part is written in a way that helps you sound stupid - don't slur your words, because you'll sound drunk not stupid!. Take your time over long words - say them syllable by syllable and some mispronunciation is a good thing! When I last did the show, our Benny got the "stupidity" thing through by looking confused when people told him things, repeating instructions under his breath (but mouthing the words) if anyone told him to do anything and seeming very pleased with himself when he had an idea that was even remotely clever - the more pleased you seem and the smaller the thing, the more stupid it makes you look!Www@QuestionHome@Com

say gots insted of got

slurr you words

say this'en for this

rub your eyes and nose alot!

and mix up letters

ohhh and over pronouce words

add enfses on odd word

and say things like nu-cee-lur insde of nuculer lolWww@QuestionHome@Com