2 Kinds of Love -- The Power of Point of View in Performance

In any kind of performance, having a clear point of view about what you are talking about is essential and often transformative.  

Definition:  Point of view is the angle of considering things, which shows us the opinion, or feelings of the individuals involved in a situation. In literature, point of view is the mode of narration that an author employs to let the readers “hear” and “see” what takes place in a story, poem, essay etc. (from https://literarydevices.net/point-of-view/

In singing a song about a new relationship:

"Look at me, about to fall again ; riding waves till the very end again."

The point of view could range from -- "I'm so ready for this euphoric adventure no matter how it ends"  to "Oh no, am I ready for this ride?  Can I handle the pain it may bring?"  

(Had to throw in a Valentine's theme!) 

In VOICE OVER, (commercial for this example) the Announcer may be talking about the Scooby Doo Haunted House Game:  "It's the Scooby Doo Haunted House Game!  etc...."  The point of view could range from "I love this game so much that I have to tell you all about it" to "Oooo, this is a spooky game and I wonder if you have courage and skill to try it, kids!...."  Imagine how much different those two reads would sound vocally?   

In character work, we think more about the point of view of the character, more than that of the ACTOR as in the case of a VO announcer.  

So.... add point of view to your checklist for Singing, Acting and Voice Acting,  and have a great rest of your Valentine's Day! :)