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The Actor and The Liar - After playing a convincing role as an action hero in a new film, a movie star exits the stage, leaving his character behind, and attends a press conference claiming that he did all his own stunts, becoming both an actor and a liar. When it comes to the difference between these two characters, clear differentiations are not immediately apparent. In this example, in order to impress his audience, both the actor and the liar are untruthful regarding their accomplishments. Both require a skilled performer who is well versed in the various protocols....   [tags: Sociology] 797 words
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The State as One Actor Amongst Many - The sovereign nature of states is a topic that has come into question towards the end of the last century. Many advancements and changes, both within and outside borders, have brought into some doubt whether the state is indeed as strong an actor within its borders as it once was. By analysing internal and external influences on the governments of the UK and USA in the twentieth century, it is possible to judge how the nature of power has changed. I will argue that a gradual progression of events, in particular marketisation of the economy and growing dependence on supranational bodies such as the EU and the international economy, have clearly reduced the state to an actor that still retains...   [tags: Globalization, International Politics]
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Realism - The State is the Most Important Actor - Realism - The State is the Most Important Actor Introduction During the latter half of the 20th century, the realist theory has been criticized as an outdated method which can no longer sufficiently explain the actions of the global community. Critics point to liberalism, another widely accepted theory, as the successor of realism as the dominant theory of international relations. Opponents of realism assert that the Democratic Peace theory is evidence that the theory of realism is no longer complete....   [tags: Philosophy] 2068 words
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The Rituals of an Actor: Biography of David Edwards - David Edwards is a stage and film acting veteran from Las Cruces, New Mexico. He has performed in countless stage performances and several onscreen acting jobs during the last four decades. Mr. Edwards employs both practical and magic rituals to the preparations for his stage performances, and he keeps a good luck charm on his person. His rituals are less extreme than many other stage performers who are extremely observant of superstitions and adamant about preshow rituals. Anthropologists would take note of the greater ritual associated with stage acting than with film acting, as performers feel a lesser need for luck in the mistakes- forgiving world of film....   [tags: film, acting, performing]
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Mos Def: A Poet, Lyricist, and Actor - Our group chose the man known by many in the hip-hop world as Mos Def. He is known for being a superb lyricist, poet, and actor. We are doing two of his works named “Hip-Hop” from off his album Black on Both Sides and a poem he wrote regards to the Barclays Center named “On center.stadium.status”. Before I talk about these two works of art, let me give a brief background on Mos Def. Mos Def parents named him Dante Terrell Smith on the 11th of December in 1973. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York....   [tags: hip-hop, theater, on center stadium status]
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Johnny Depp: A Truely Unique Actor - A perfect movie character is one that the audience can form a complex, personal relationship with in the short time that a movie is viewed, displaying the art of acting and drama perfectly. When the thought of lovable movie characters is brought up, Johnny Depp will almost always be apart of the discussion. With his quirky, lively attitude which blends perfectly into roles that should not have soul, Johnny Depp is truly a one-of-a-kind actor. With a spectrum of characters Depp has played, ranging from Edward Scissorhands in the movie Edward Scissorhands (1990), to playing his role in 21 Jump Street (1987), up until the recent Pirates of the Caribbean (2003), he is involved in roles that “on...   [tags: Edward Scissorhands]
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Showing up the Actor - Showing up the Actor When I was younger I spent much of my time alone. My father bred in me, perhaps by nothing more than his example, a certain New England stoicism which thrived on solitude. Nothing displayed this rustic discipline more than the pop-up camper my father bought from our neighbors when I was six. From that summer our family spent most vacations on the road, pulling the camper behind us, my father winching it up and spreading the canvas roofing in Nova Scotia or Florida or upstate New York....   [tags: Boxing Personal Narrative Papers] 4313 words
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Personal Experience Aiding the Actor's Development of Theatrical Character - Through personal experience, reading and research an insight can be gleaned into how improvisation can play such an important role in aiding the Actor's development of theatrical character. Through personal experience, reading and research an insight can be gleaned into how improvisation can play such an important role in aiding the Actor's development of theatrical character. To fully comprehend how liberating improvisation can be as a doorway to one's creative self, one has to experience and understand the process....   [tags: Drama] 1199 words
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Reply to an Advertisement for an Actor to Play the Character of King Lear - Reply to an Advertisement for an Actor to Play the Character of King Lear Dear Mr Simon I am writing in reply to your advertisement for an actor to play the character of King Lear in your upcoming production. I have much acting experience and have appeared in many theatre and film performances over the last 40 years. I have previous experience in King Lear, as I starred as King Lear at the New York 'Shakespeare in the park' festival. This production required extreme emotional elements, which I believe I executed with sincerity....   [tags: King Lear Theatre Drama Plays Essays] 1211 words
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Directing the Actor Playing Macbeth in Act 2 - Imagine you are a director. Direct the actor playing Macbeth in Act 2 Scene 2. Shakespeare's Macbeth has been a play out of the ordinary. It was written to upset, and show life at its most cynical and brutal. It is among his darker pieces of work along with Othello, King Lear and Hamlet. It was also written to please the current King of England at the time, King James I. The play is based on real Scottish history, as King Duncan was killed by one of his kinsmen who then became King. It is set within a Scotland in which frequent wars occur....   [tags: Drama] 2681 words
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Explaining Why Biological Warfare Cannot be Explained with the SCOT Theory, Actor-Network Theory and Technological Systems Theory - The purpose of this essay is to explain why it will be a problem to explain biological warfare with the SCOT theory, actor-network theory and technological systems theory. Social Construction of Technology (SCOT) is a theory that was introduced by Weiber Bijker that explains the link between social and technical processes of a technology or artifact. Bjiker argued that technology is shaped by human engineers, market forces, consumer’s needs and demands. In SCOT, technology is a social construction....   [tags: biological warfare]
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Play and Theater Analysis of Shakespeare’s Hamlet - “I don't really agree with the notion of setting the plays anywhere in particular. When asked that question about Hamlet I tend to say that it was set on the stage.”-Neil Armfield1. No other quote on Shakespeare’s Hamlet could have more precisely summed up the play’s echoic, reverberant and hauntingly evocative self-referential quality. No other playwright deployed the language, conventions and the resources of the theatre as effectively, so as to bring alive the whole world of the text/stage to the world of the audience....   [tags: Actor, Stage, Reality]
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Will Ferrell and teh World of Comedy - Will Ferrell and the World of Comedy He is a towering 6'3, has wildly curly hair, stunning blue eyes, and is one of the world's most respected comedic actors. Who is it. It's Will Ferrell. The star of many hit comedies, including Old School, Anchorman, Elf, and Talladega Nights,Will has been making people laugh ever since his 7-year run on Saturday Night Live. Unfortunately, when he first started on the show, people looked to him as being one of the most annoying cast members in the history of the show....   [tags: Biography, American Actor, Comedy]
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Absolute Power Does NOT Corrupt Absolutely - A man named Lord Actor once said, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." This means that giving a person some power can turn them into a bad person. However, giving someone absolute power will always corrupt some and that these people are always bad. Knowing what the quote means the question remains, is the quote true. The answer is no. "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." This is because nothing is always anything, a person’s bad deeds can be outdone by good deeds, and corruption is a matter of opinion....   [tags: Lord Actor] 834 words
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Independence Day: Harvey Fierstein - June 6, 1952, Harvey Fierstein, the American actor and playwright is birthed to Jacqueline Harriet and Irving Fierstein of Brooklyn, New York. Harvey Fierstein’s screen success came in a few highly acclaimed films: “Mulan”, “Independence Day”, and “Mrs. Doubtfire”, just to name a few. These lists of movies have captured the attention of many, but his initial claim to fame is his playwriting ability. The playwright turned actor began his writing career in high school, where he enrolled in creative writing....   [tags: acclaimed films, american actor]
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Ira Aldridge: The First African-American Othello - Many actors throughout the centuries have performed William Shakespeare’s Othello, both on stage and in film. A few famous actors to have played Othello include Richard Burbage, Edmund Kean, Ira Aldridge, Orson Welles, James Earl Jones, and Laurence Fishburne (Arogundade). Othello was described as a Moor by Shakespeare, despite this, Othello was usually performed by white actors that would wear blackface makeup. Not only were women not allowed to perform in theatre, neither were African-Americans....   [tags: actor, william shakespeare, white actors]
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Life Of Bruce Lee - The Greatest Concentration of Bruce Lees life was spent trying to become better at both martial arts and acting. Bruce lee was born on November 27, 1940 in San Francisco California. He was born at Jackson street hospital to Lee Hoi-Chun and Grace Lee. They named him Jun-Fan, meaning "Return again Lee" in hopes he would one day return to the US. His father was originally from china but he was in America a traveling opera star. In 1941 Lee returned to Kowloon, Hong Kong with his family. At the young age, Lee was a child star; he was involved in the growing eastern film industry....   [tags: Actor Biography Bruce Lee] 1869 words
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Free Hamlet Essays: The Great Actor in Hamlet - The Great Actor in Hamlet Hamlet is sane, not insane. He is putting on an act making people think that he is really insane when he is really just acting. Hamlet was ordered to avenge his fathers death by his father's spirit. The spirit told Hamlet that how he died. The spirit said that he was sleepong in his garden when the uncle came and poured poison into his ear. The spirit told Hamlet to avenge his death by killing his uncle. Hamlet wanted to prove that his uncle really killed his father....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Hamlet] 639 words
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Chris Tucker - Chris Tucker The one and only “motor mouth,” Chris Tucker, is a great actor and cutting-edge comic who made it to stardom with his fast talking wise cracks. The sleek and slender 6’1” young African American was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 31, 1972. Chris was the youngest of six children in his family; his parents were Norris and Mary Tucker. Norris Tucker owned his own family business, a carpet cleaning business. Chris used to work for his dad at the carpet cleaning shop so he could have some extra money to spend....   [tags: Biography Actor Essays]
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Omar Epps - Omar Epps In the movies, Love and Basketball, and The Program the viewer can see various similarities that develop. One of the obvious comparisons can be seen in how the actor Omar Epps performs and the similar situations he’s faced with. In both films, he goes through struggles and reveals the life of a highly recruited athlete. The Program is produced by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., while Love and Basketball is produced by Spike Lee and Sam Kitt. Love and Basketball is a movie that combines a love story with how basketball affects the relationship of two high school sweethearts....   [tags: Actor Love and Basketball Movies Essays] 967 words
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Dominic Chianese - Dominic Chianese Today, Dominic Chianese is best known for his role on the television series "The Sopranos," but he has a career that spans decades and includes theatre, movies, and music. Dominic Chianese was born on February 24th, 1931, in an Italian neighborhood in the Bronx, New York. Dominic’s grandparents emigrated to American in the early 1900’s from Naples and Sorrento, Italy (Internet Movie Database, 2005). Dominic’s theatre career began in 1952 with ‘The American Savoyard’, which was a small Gilbert and Sullivan company of singers, actors, and musicians....   [tags: Actor Biography Biographies Chianese Essays]
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The Story of Justin Timberlake - Excelling in music, dancing, and acting, Justin Timberlake is a “Jack of all trades”. He is known for being classy, always sporting a “Suit and Tie”. His sexy façade and luscious locks only make up a fraction of this amazing man. After releasing seven albums and starring in numerous films, Timberlake is still building on his career and making an impact on the music world. Justin Randall Timberlake was born in Memphis, Tennessee on January 31, 1981. His parents, Randall Timberlake and Lynn Bomar Harless divorced when Timberlake was only three....   [tags: music, singer, dancer, actor]
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Elvis Presley's Poor Acting Skills in Film - Elvis Presley's Poor Talents Paying Bills Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, is an American Pop Culture Icon who influenced his audience with his commanding voice and dazzling sex appeal. In the 1950's, Elvis devoted his career to singing and making music. In the sixties, however, he dedicated his time towards making movies and appearing in motion pictures. As many critics agree, Elvis had poor acting skills in his films, generally showing apathy and/or dull facial expressions. Yet, through entertainment media, Elvis was able to inspire a generation of youth to "take action" in American society from his "poor actions"....   [tags: Celebrity Actor Acting Performing]
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Arnold Schwarzenegger - Celebrity to Politician - From Celebrity to Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor of California, not because he supported the issues of the majority, nor because he had a plan to solve California’s economic crisis, but because the economy was failing and he rose to the “occasion.” His popularity in the movie industry gave him the “face” he needed to win the reelection. As easy as it seemed, how did Arnold manage to be so successful in his campaign. He is a popular figure with almost no experience in politics....   [tags: Politics Actor Movie Star] 1623 words
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ISIS and Lone-Wolf Terrorism - Contrary to many people’s hopes, the rise of ISIS confirms that the war on terror isn’t over. In the post 9/11 era, stricter security measures, technological advancements, and anti-terror campaigns impede large-scale terrorist attacks. Consequently, terrorist organizations are utilizing a new, more elusive modus operandi, developed by AL-Queida, to harm civilians: lone wolf terrorism. According to the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence, ISIS’ new strategy is “terrorizing the West asymmetrically through individuals inside of Western countries.” Though unconventional, lone wolf terrorism is no less dangerous, a sad truth that became all too real for the...   [tags: Lone-Actor Terrorists]
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Personal Narrative: I have seen Elvis Presley - I Have Seen Elvis While driving down the expressway late last Saturday night I saw the strangest thing. There on the side of the road was an old broken-down blue Cadillac. As I passed, that's when I saw it. Out of the corner of my eye; it was him. There stood Elvis Presley, the King, kicking at the flattened tire of his rusted out Cadillac. I swear it was him. He had the side-burns, the wonderfully slicked back hair, and just as he went out of sight I swear he was doing that lip thing. As I think back on that night I wonder to myself if it was really him or if I just really wanted it to be....   [tags: Celebrity Actor Acting Performing Musician] 720 words
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How Directors Work with Actors - Scope of the essay: The essay investigates how a director should communicate and work with actors during rehearsal and on set to produce engaging performances. The essay investigates different acting styles, the rehearsal process, directing on set and communication between actors and director. The essay assumes the actor has formal training and basic experience. The essay then proves effective communication achievable through the “actor’s vocabulary” is key not to over-direct and building trust with the actor....   [tags: Performances, Rehearsals, Director]
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The Stanislavsky Method - When I came off of the stage that first night, I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I was ecstatic, on a natural high. Suddenly, I had found my place in the world. As I have gotten older and more experienced, I have learned that acting is not just reciting lines in front of an audience. There is a technique to acting. It is known as the “method”, “method acting”, or the “Stanislavsky method”. The method was created by Konstantin Stanislavsky, a Russian actor, director,producer and founder of the Moscow Art Theatre which opened in 1898....   [tags: essays research papers] 1256 words
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Actors Must Go Beyond Immitation and Become the Character - Actors Must Go Beyond Immitation and Become the Character What is acting, who are people which we can name actors. In fact we are all actors. Every single human being is an actor in his everyday life. Yet acting can be subdivided into two parts depending on a professional basis or daily one. Within the professional acting there are two major categories, Imitation and the art of becoming. Imitation, is when an actor tries to mime or imitate a certain character by talking the same way and making similar physical gestures that the character him self would normally do....   [tags: Papers] 754 words
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The Given Circumstances and the Magic If in the Stanislavski System - The Given Circumstances and the Magic If in the Stanislavski System One of the most fundamental principles of the Stanislavski system is that an actor must always strive to achieve a sense of psychological and inner truth. They must have a clear understanding of the internal thoughts and emotions of their character, so that they are able to think and act as the character would to any given situation. He also believed that all action on stage should be done with a purpose, and that an actor must be aware of the motivations of the character and their overall objective with in a play, in order to make a performance as truthful and believable as possible: "All action...   [tags: Papers] 1884 words
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Exploring the Ideas of Stanislavski's System - Exploring the Ideas of Stanislavski's System There are many ways we can use Stanislavski’s system when preparing for a role as an actor. We can use ‘imagination’, ‘emotion memory’, and we can split the play into ‘units and objectives’. Stanislavski believed that “every movement you make, every word you speak … is the result of your imagination.” Using ‘imagination’ makes the role that the actor has to undertake more convincing. Stanislavski believed that there were three types of imagination: actors who can take the iniative to invoke their own imagination, actors who can be easily aroused by the director and then people who just do not respond at all....   [tags: Papers] 553 words
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The Most Useful Aspects of Stanisalvski's System - The Most Useful Aspects of Stanisalvski's System Stanislavski was a Russian theatre practitioner who disliked the melodramatic style of acting that was popular at that time in Russia. Stanislavski embarked on a quest for truth in his art and devoted his life to that journey. Stanislavski method required actors to experience the feeling of living the life of another human. The basis was that actors must believe everything that is happening on stage. Realism was the guiding of Stanislavski's life....   [tags: Papers] 542 words
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Do Actions Speak Louder than Words? Preschool Children’s Use of the Verbal-Nonverbal Consistency Principle during Inconsistent Communications - Abstract This study investigated whether preschool children could use the conventional “actions speak louder than words” principle also known as the “verbal nonverbal consistency” principle to process information where verbal cues contradict nonverbal ques. Three through five year olds were shown a video where an actor drank a beverage and made a verbal statement (ex. I like it) that was inconsistent with her emotional expression (ex. frowning). The children were then asked whether or not the actor liked or disliked the beverage....   [tags: Child Development]
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Précis on the Individual as the Unit of Analysis - Précis on the Individual as the Unit of Analysis Pluralists disaggregate the state since they do not see the state as a unified actor. They see it as individual units jockeying to be the one’s dictating policy. This compromises their ability to reach optimal conclusions since actors are inherently constrained by the forces that put them in the position to dictate policy. Therefore they are not rational actors since they seek their own ends over those of the group (state) which leads to suboptimal outcomes....   [tags: Politics] 782 words
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Social Psychology - The principles and theories of Social Psychology are important and useful in assessing behaviors in situations. These social psychological principles and their applications can be seen in fictional films which can also be attributed to everyday life. One such film that holds certain social psychological perspectives is Will Gluck’s 2010 production of Easy A. A film about high school student Olive Penderghast and how a sudden change in popularity and financial status, after an unintentional rumor about how she supposedly lost her virginity to a college guy spread through the entire her school....   [tags: Principles, Theories, Applications] 1263 words
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Hedda Gabler and the Lower Depths - Use of Surprise Suicide Ending - For Maxim Gorki and Henrik Ibsen, the "the surprise ending" is a device to highlight the extreme desperation and hopelessness man is often faced. In both cases, the plays end with an act of suicide - The Actor in The Lower Depths, and Hedda in Hedda Gabler. The alcoholic Actor dreamt of a far off hospital that helped drunkards by curing them of their disease. He struggles through out the play trying to find this path to redemption. Hedda tries to control a world that she is trapped in. This control would result in her freedom to exist in true self-expression....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 994 words
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Acting Technique - “Would that the stage were a tight rope where no incompetent would dare to tread.” -GOETHE Goethe is speaking from an author’s point of view. It is the actor’s tremendous and frustrating challenge to act in plays written by Goethe and other great playwrights. Actors have to communicate complex and subtle ideas, like those that appear in Strindberg, Ibsen, Shaw and Arthur Miller. The modern actor must have virtues that the playwright, perhaps, does not have, and one is the instinct that awakens the actor to act....   [tags: essays research papers] 1172 words
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The Use of Stanislavski's Ideas to Guide Actors During the Rehearsal Process - The Use of Stanislavski's Ideas to Guide Actors During the Rehearsal Process Stanislavski's ideas on relaxation, concentration of attention and tempo-rhythm went into great detail. He had very distinct, yet simple to follow ideas on each three, which actors still use and study to this day. Stanislavski dwelled on concentration of attention to a great extent. The use of attention when playing a role was considered very important. Concentrating on the attention was a skill that came from practise and focus, beginning in rehearsal and continuing into the final performance....   [tags: Konstantin Stanislavski Acting Theatre Essays] 1005 words
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Comparing and Contrasting Brecht and Stanislavski - Bertolt Brecht and Constantin Stanislavski are regarded as two of the most influential practitioners of the twentieth century, both with strong opinions and ideas about the function of the theatre and the actors within it. Both theories are considered useful and are used throughout the world as a means to achieve a good piece of theatre. The fact that both are so well respected is probably the only obvious similarity as their work is almost of complete opposites. Stanislavski was born in 1863 to a wealthy family who loved amateur theatricals....   [tags: Performance Arts] 1254 words
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A Personalized Sergei Bodrov - A role in a movie is like a mirror that reflects an actor’s personality. Some actors are capable of playing certain roles but not others. If an actor can feel the role, he or she will play it naturally, as it would resemble his or her life. Actors put their heart into playing, which gives them the model. Through a role an actor connects to the audience who makes the final decision about the movie’s purpose; that is why it is very important to show this purpose correctly by playing it sincerely. Personalization is a significant factor that can lead to the success or failure of a film....   [tags: Biography ]
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Perceiving Reality Through Art - All forms of art contain lies in some manner or another. This is so because humans often only regard their reality as the truth and all other realities as lies. Many refer to art as a reflection of life, while the counterclaim that life reflects art receives equal support. In either case, one of the aspects is “true”, while the other is “a lie”. This is such because the piece that is a reflection of the other is the one that is a lie; if art is reflecting life, and then art is a lie about life, whereas if life is reflecting art, then life is a lie about art....   [tags: Theatre, Acting, Satire, Social Criticism] 1038 words
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The Function of Dual Roles in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America - In Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, the interconnection of people and events, that might ordinarily be viewed as disconnected or unrelated, is implicitly presented in the characters section. Dual roles are implemented by a playwright that has one actor portraying the roles of two or more characters, with or without thematic intentions. The use of “dual roles” in several scenes of this play can be viewed as a demonstration of Kushner’s effort in maintaining the interconnectedness between characters, communities (i.e....   [tags: Angels in America]
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Dramatic Shift in Live Performance Strategies Within Digital Environments - Initial Title: Dramatic shift in Live Performance strategies within digital environments Alternative titles: -Evaluating performance methodologies through the use of different media -Synchronicity of visual and stage mediums and their impact on performance Questions to explore: 1. The use of alternative media within the structure of live performance in order to represent parralel realities 2. The concept of space and time of the different mediums. 3. People’s perception of reality has changed....   [tags: Performing Arts]
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Critical Analysis: Hypotheses on Misperception - According to Robert Jervis, for an actor to determine how he will act, he has to predict how other will act and how their actions will affect their values. The actor will develop an image and the intentions of others (Jervis 1968). He believes that misperception can rule over the mind of an actor, while ignoring accurate information. He develops fourteen hypotheses, seven on misperception and seven about perception Yes, I agree with Jervis’s hypotheses. Misperception of an actor of others causes others to misperceive as well....   [tags: Psychology]
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Changes in Macbeth's Character throughout the Play - How I would advise the actor to portray the Dramatic changes in Macbeth’s Character throughout the play. Macbeth’s character throughout the play would be very complicated for any actor to portray, so there would be a large amount of hard work needed. During the play Macbeth portrays a large variety of different feelings e.g. happiness, sadness, anger, frustration etc, so I would have to thoroughly advise my actor on each scene of the play. Also, I would have to teach him on how to close the finishing speeches of Macbeth’s lines, these are very important because they carry a very big amount of significance and impact....   [tags: Drama] 1251 words
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Are Animals Ever Altruistic? - Are animals ever altruistic. In exploring this question it is imperative to begin by defining what is meant when discussing altruism. As is often true with the field of Biology there is a dichotomy between what a word denotes in the common vernacular and what it denotes within the field; the most classic example of this being the connotations of the word ‘Theory’ with regards to Evolution. Altruism in a philosophical sense refers to a predominately human, otherwise anthropomorphic act, where the actor consciously and intently commits an act which brings about benefit to the recipient which either a neutral benefit or detrimental effect to the actor....   [tags: biological altruism, hamilton, behavior]
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Analyzing Different Acting Styles of the Great Acting Teachers - Throughout the past semester, we in Acting 2 have studied the different techniques and methods of acting adopted by the great teachers. From Stanislavsky to Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg to Michael Chekov, we have learned the many different views of what makes a good actor. While outside class we read about these techniques and took notes on their specifics, in class, we participated in workshops in order to get a true understanding of their ideals. This way, we could actually see which seemed to work for us and which did not....   [tags: acting, drama] 2597 words
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Doctor Who: Matthew Robert Smith - Who would have thought you could grow attached to someone you disliked in the first place. Actors of British Sci-Fi drama series “Doctor Who” have that effect on their fans and never have I thought ever that Matt Smith would have that effect on me after seeing him leave the show on Christmas day. Matthew Robert Smith is a British actor best known for his role as the eccentric Eleventh Doctor in the series and though fans of the show doubted him because of his age and lack of experience and exposure, Whovians had learned to love him after he showed and proved to the world that he epitomized The Doctor....   [tags: British Sci-Fi Drama Series]
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The Process of Film Making - The Process of Film Making Offering the unique ability to visually and audibly convey a story, films remain a cornerstone in modern society. Combined with a viewer’s desire to escape the everyday parameters of life, and the excitement of enthralling themselves deep into another world, many people enjoy what films stand to offer. With the rising popularity of films across the world, the amount of film makers increases every day. Many technological innovations mark the advancement of film making, but the essential process remains the same....   [tags: editing, footage, script]
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