Stage 32 Glossary

double take

A double take is a comedic convention that refers to how an actor first looks at an object (subject, event, scene, etc.), then looks away, and then snaps his head back to the situation for a second look with surprise, disgust, sexual longing, etc. A variation on double take is a "spit-take" (the double-take causes the character to spit out whatever they are drinking).