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Applying Stanislavski’s Principles to a Role in Volpone - Applying Stanislavski’s Principles to a Role in Volpone As founder of the first acting system, co-founder of the Moscow Art Theatre, and an eminent practitioner of the naturalist school of thought, Konstantin Stanislavski challenged traditional notions of the dramatic process, establishing himself as one of the most pioneering thinkers of his time in modern theatre. His process of character development, the Stanislavski Method, was the catalyst for method acting- one of the most influential acting systems on the modern stage and screen....   [tags: Konstantin Stanislavski Theatre Acting Essays] 1620 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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The Stanislavski's System - The Stanislavski's System Konstantin Sergeivich Stanislavski was born in 1863 and dies in 1938. He was a Russian actor, director and acting trainer. In 1898 together with Nemirovich- Danchenko, he founded the Moscow Art Theatre. ===================================================================== Stanislavski believed that theatre was about working together, he recognized the need to improve the theatre practice of his time and saw actors needed methods to help them act well and consistently....   [tags: Papers] 1108 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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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 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 in theatre must have inner justification, be logical, coherent, and real." One of Stanislavski's ideas of how to achieve a sense of inner truth is the use of the Magic 'If'....   [tags: Papers] 1884 words
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Directing: Stanislavski - The director's main task is to find meaning in the text and convey that meaning to the audience. The art of the director is to radically re-interpret the classic text in order to make it relevant for a contemporary audience. Adjudicate between these two different positions with reference to the work of two major theatre directors. The director has become a very important part of a theatre performance. This has not always been the case. In the early years of theatre the director was seen chiefly as a manager, they were there to organise a performance and overlook the development of the play....   [tags: Performance Arts] 1267 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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The Art of Acting: A Study of Methods - The Art of Acting: A Study of Methods A Research Study I. THE PROBLEM The art of the stage actor is the most subjective, abstract process of all the arts. Musicians, painters, and dancers all have to develop a technique that is rooted in aesthetic tradition and proven by the masters of their fields. Historically, the techniques of great actors have not been expressed in written form, and their performances lost after the moment of their occurrence. There is, of course, a reason for this lack of information....   [tags: Papers] 2796 words
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The Language of Performing Arts - The Language of Performing Arts “The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities” I have always thought that performance is about showing situation/emotions that others can only dream about, when acting you are living/creating the life, if only for a moment of infinite number of possibilities, the above quotes sums up my view perfectly. The Idea of creating a performance for an audience fires my imagination....   [tags: Papers] 2565 words
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Explain - Explain Explain the importance of the Magic If and Given Circumstances to Stanislavski’s psycho technique. Refer to any practical examples that will help explain this. MR GROGAN H/W In this essay I will be explaining the work we have been doing recently during this term and the relevance to our study of Stanislavski’s psycho technique. I will be outlining how his ideas of the ‘Magic If’ and ‘Given Circumstances’ contribute to the importance of this technique. Stanislavski had several ideas about how to achieve a sense of inner and outer truth in terms of his character, one being the magic if....   [tags: Drama] 1302 words
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Thesis About The Cherry Ochard And Peter Tromiov - ... Instead of telling her how he really feels, he goes to the duel and gets killed. This is where the comedy in Chekhov lies, in the characters inability to act. As an actor tackling Chekhov, you have to find the action within the “non-action.” This is specially important playing a character like Peter. He talks and talks about how he wants to move forward, but does he. No he doesn’t, he is in love with the theory of it, but still the actor playing the part must play him as he truly believes that things are going to change....   [tags: Theatre]
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The Language of Performing Arts - The Language of Performing Arts When I initially decided to embark on the Performing Studies course I knew that it would involve studying the three different disciplines, Dance, Drama and Music. However I presumed that they would be taught separately. Although we began by learning about each area individually they were soon combined in order for us to create our own mini project. The aim of the mini project was to demonstrate our new found knowledge and ability in relation to Performance Studies....   [tags: Papers] 2602 words
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The Metaphysics of Performance - The Metaphysics of Performance Something extraordinary has happened to metaphysics. At the very moment when philosophy is focusing its efforts at bringing metaphysics to an ‘end,’ metaphysics finds itself flourishing in the theatre, which speaks of itself as ‘metaphysics-in-action’ and publishes treatises carrying such titles as The Act of Being: Toward a Theory of Acting. The irony of the situation appears to have been lost on postmodern philosophers. What this paper sets out to do is explore the potential consequences of the metaphysical weight that has been acquired by the theatre for the practice of philosophy....   [tags: Theatre Science Papers]
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Wild Duck - Naturalistic & Symbolic - The Wild Duck one of Ibsen's latter plays not only shows his great talent for mimesis writing, with it social depth and distinguished realism it offers a psychologically framed exploration into human nature. Even the plays structure, such as the juxtaposing of the Werle's wealthy, over indulgent, powerful status with that of the Ekdal's menial, disgraced, impoverished existence. By opening the play in the lavish, `elegant' social space belonging to Werle then introducing the space on which the majority of the action ensues, that of the crude, humble communal room in the Ekdal's home....   [tags: World Literature] 2206 words
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The Birthday Party - Scripted Play - The Birthday Party - Scripted Play This is a dark humoured play set in an English town. It is about a couple who let out a room to a lodger called Stanley. One day two men arrive on a door step looking for rooms. The arrival of these men opens up a can of worms for Stanley, as they come from a mysterious past. Although we never discover the whole picture of what Stanley did, a web of tension is woven around the relationship that Stanley has with these men. Goldberg, the stronger character of the two, masterminds the destruction of Stanley and the play centres Very much around the way in which they do it....   [tags: Papers] 744 words
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Drama Performance Analysis - Drama Performance Analysis The aim of our drama performance was to perform ‘reality on stage’. We did this by basing our character on a real life person. This aim was to insure that we could fully understand Stanislavski theory of showing realism on stage and applying it to our own acting. For instance in our scene we had to enter a lift but to show this in a realistic way we had to use the magic if (if my character was here what would they need to do to get in this lift or even why my character was getting into the lift in the first place.) We couldn’t just walk straight into the lift we had to actually press as button and wait for the lift to arrive otherwise it wouldn’t be realism....   [tags: Papers] 1313 words
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The House of Bernarda Alba - The House of Bernarda Alba The National theatre Choose one production that you have seen and which you particularly enjoyed and discuss the aspects which made it so successful. The House of Bernarda Alba is a tragedy by Lorca which was set in Spain in the early 1930’s during the Spanish civil war and is about five daughters whose life’s resolve around their mother Bernarda Alba. The girls are repressed by there mother which could be why he wrote this play, to express his feelings and show through the characters how he felt during life as he was repressed for being gay “better never to lay eyes on a man, never to have seen one’....   [tags: Drama] 1143 words
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Social, Cultural, historical elements of A Taste of Honey - Social, Cultural, historical elements of A Taste of Honey Introduction: `A Taste of Honey’ highlights many issues which would have been easily understood for audiences in the 1950s. Many issues are raised in which the audience can relate to. Delaney’s intention was to make the play realistic, as therefore it is highly influenced by Stavislavski’s “kitchen sink” theatre (genre). When the play was written, society was very different from today. Issues such as homosexuality which people at this time weren’t really aware of, therefore it was not accepted....   [tags: Drama] 2379 words
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Discourse on Method - Discourse on Method Heuresis (or invention) comprises, as Richard Lanham notes, "the first of the five traditional parts of rhetorical theory, concerned with the finding and elaboration of arguments" (1991: 91). In Aristotle's Rhetoric the category of heuresis included the kinds of proof available to the rhetorician, lists of valid and invalid topoi, as well as the various commonplaces the rhetorician might touch upon - loci or stereotypical themes and observations ("time flies") appropriate to a given occasion (Lanham 1991: 166-170)....   [tags: Papers] 3628 words
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The Advantages of Presenting Ideas Through a Play - The Advantages of Presenting Ideas Through a Play 'Stones in his Pocket' was written by Marie Jones and it is about a film company which is making a feature film in County Kerry in Ireland where some of the local are employed as extras. In 1952 the film 'The Quiet Man' starring John Wayne was also practically set in the same place. The play tells the story of, Sean a young Irish teenager and two Irish extras, Jake and Charlie who give their views and how if effects the village The advantages of a play over a movie or a book are numerous....   [tags: Papers] 1191 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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Comparing Vinegar Tom C. Churchill and The Crucible A. Miller - The Crucible is a naturalistic play by Arthur Miller set in a town called Salem and based on true events. The play inspired by the Salem witch trials shows Miller’s personal views and many popular views on McCarthyism. The naturalistic style of the play evokes the audiences emotions and allows the audience to sympathise with the characters. The play also has a sense of realism, illustrating the social and domestic problems of everyday life. The main character John Proctor was said to be a reflection on the situation Arthur Miller saw himself in and portrays many of the emotions he had the time from the McCarthy trials....   [tags: Caryl Churchill Arthur Miller] 1458 words
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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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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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Harold Clurman's Theatre of Life - ... He must see different directors, different productions, study scene design, read literary criticism, and most importantly, directors need to understand people and be able to communicate with them. Clurman carried his collaborative vision over to his directing style. He said the director is a leader, and not a boss (Harold Clurman: A Life of Theatre). He tried to inspire and guide his designers, rather than dictate to them (Clurman, On Directing 54). He believed that all the elements of a play—text, acting, lighting, scenery and direction—needed to work together to convey a unified message....   [tags: Theater ]
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