Last year I learnt the term for a character's facial expressions showing the audience what they feel, as well as their tone of voice in the stage directions when reading a play. I am currently writing a dissertation and cannot for the life of me remember what the terms were, and cannot find anything online; all i remember is that at least one of them started with a 'p'. Could anyone please help me and tell me what these terms are? Thank you all :)
If you want an outdated term you may try 'look'.
[WITH OBJECT] dated Express (something) by one’s gaze:
'Poirot looked a question'
Body language includes a character's facial expressions showing the audience what they feel.
Body language is a kind of nonverbal communication, where thoughts, intentions, or feelings are expressed by physical behaviors, such as facial expressions, body posture, gestures, eye movement, touch and the use of space.