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  • Actors Must Go Beyond Immitation and Become the Character

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    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

  • Spanish Actors and Actresses

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    Spanish Actors and Actresses Benicio del Toro When Benicio Del Toro first announced to his father and siblings that he intended to pursue a career in acting, they didn't take the news very well. As Del Toro told one interviewer, "My family freaked when I told them I wanted to be an actor. It was like telling them I wanted to be an astronaut. On top of that, it was like saying that in order to be an astronaut, I was going to have to drive a cab in New York for five years. " The family

  • The Use of Stanislavski's Ideas to Guide Actors During the Rehearsal Process

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    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

  • Need to Rehearse Your Lines in Book, A Challenge for the Actor by Uta Hagen

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    Introduction: In this introduction, Hagen helps the actor by giving the reader nine questions to ask him or herself. She created a few exercises to help the actors and actresses practice by themselves. She states that when doing these exercises, to not look for “interesting events” and to use real props. She really stresses the importance of rehearsing your lines. Basic Object Exercises: • The way that you rehearse should be definite and concise. Practice a lot but when actually performing it

  • Discuss the development of – and contrasting – approaches to Psychological Realism in actor training during the twentieth century.

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    society. At the time, the mainstream theatre was still tied up in Melodrama. The type of acting at this time was very much exaggerated, for example, if a character had misplaced their keys or another action that in real life might aggravate someone, an actor in a melodramatic piece would be in hysterics, screaming or crying, extremely exaggerated actions as if someone had died. . The idea of realist theatre was that theatre should represent ‘real’ life in every way possible to the minutest of details,

  • The Company Men: Actor John Wells

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    The movie which released on January 21, 2011 introduces us to Televison veteran actor John Wells who makes his debut with The Company Men, a message drama which stands on decadence and falls short on plot content. The film has a sympathetic approach but it is a predictable plot of business executives coping the substantial layoffs during an economic recession. Fine intentions and an unusual powerful cast that was more than enough to attract audiences from various diversities. It centers around

  • Concepts in Film Theory and Criticism. Robert Rosenstone states: "Film emotionalizes, personalizes, and dramatizes history. Through actors and his...

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    battle scenes. To rule out historical films completely by exerting that they distort history completely is irrational seeing as the two behaviours historians use to understand why historical figure behave is almost exactly the same behaviours a method actor uses to portray their historical character on screen. Works Cited Rosenstone, R.A, "The Historical Film: Looking at the Past in a Postliterate Age," in The Historical Film: History and Memory in Media, edited by Marcia Landy, (New Brunswick,New

  • Blacks Actors

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    Black actors, since the beginning of cinema have struggled to get the attention and credit from the Academy. Several times, my personal heroes where forced to compromise their grandiose acting ability for small “mammy” and “sambo” characters. We were forced to the back and never really given a chance to shine in the spotlight. Discrimination against African Americans even plagued children’s cartoons. In my paper I would like to cover how, black actors, especially women, are being discriminated

  • Greek Actors

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    GREEK DRAMA: the actors The actors in ancient tragedies were hired and paid by the state and assigned to the tragic poets probably by lot. By the middle of the fifth century three actors were required for the performance of a tragedy. In descending order of importance of the roles they assumed they were called protagonist ‘first actor’ (a term also applied in modern literary criticism to the central character of a play), Dueteragonist ‘second actor’ and tritagonist “third

  • Explaining Why Biological Warfare Cannot be Explained with the SCOT Theory, Actor-Network Theory and Technological Systems Theory

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    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