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  • Getting Into Character

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    technique’s as a whole as it doesn’t seem to take as in depth of an approach as some of the other acting methods, some of her techniques such as “acting is doing” I found very helpful. When Adler says acting is doing she is referring to how every actor must have a purpose for an action. I found this to be important for me to remember as often I found myself in my scenes doing way more than I needed to. I always had to remind myself of what Meisner said, “less is more!” Also, Stella Adler’s approach

  • Hamlet

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    In Lesson 19 of the videotape “Literary Visions';, the actor performs two interpretations of the monologue, “To be or not to be';. As said in the video, there are many ways that an actor can choose to interpret that particular speech in Hamlet. Many actors relish the opportunity to perform Hamlet, because of that particular speech. In a play, the actors’ interpretation of the character is what gives the audience the background and insights into the characters’ feelings, since

  • Elizabethan Theater

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    class were the actors. Actresses were not present back then because women were not allowed on stage. It was considered unladylike to have a female actor. Men played all the parts. Theater owners were dependent on actors to make them a profit. Rehearsals for the plays were fairly short, only lasting for about a week. The performances themselves would only show for three to four days. Actors were expected to memorize hundreds of lines at a time. While one play could be performing, actors would be practicing

  • Applying Stanislavski’s Principles to a Role in Volpone

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    directing as the Group Theatre and The Actors Studio are a legacy of Stanislavski's pioneering vision. Stanislavski developed this unique system of training to change the way that people saw their characters. The actors would research the situation created by the script, break down the text according to their character's motivations and recall their own experiences, therefore causing actions and reactions according to these motivations. The actor would ideally make his motivations for acting

  • Denzel Washington Analysis

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    Denzel Washington-An Actor of Our Time When asked about his thoughts on acting in general, Denzel Washington said, “Acting is mysterious and it’s something you can’t explain. You have to bring something to the table and it should be mysterious in the way that you get to where you are in a scene.” Washington is not only a film actor but also a mainstage actor. He has performed in stage productions such as Wings of the Morning, A Soldier’s Play, Richard III, Julius Caesar, Fences, and A Raisin in the

  • Unexpected

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    The performance of Shakespeare’s Othello by the Actors From The London Stage was not my first experience with theatre, but it was definitely a new one. The last performance I watched, Twelfth Night, was presented in a recreation of the Blackfriars Theatre by the American Shakespeare Center. This performance featured a more traditional stage experience with costumes, set design, and a multitude of actors. On my way to McCullough Theater, I envisioned Othello sharing many similarities with the production

  • Crucible Reflection

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    the cast did extremely well; I would believe what they had said, and I would even forget they were playing characters. The one who stood out to me the most was the lead actor who played John Proctor.

  • The Laramie Project: The Film Analysis Of The Laramie Project

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    production were properly handled and fit the purpose of the play. The acting for this play was successful in its goal. The actors were more than successful in making their characters seem credible and convincing. As each actor played their numerous amount of characters, I was convinced that each character was different and it wasn’t someone acting as someone else. I truly believed the actors were their actual characters. What benefited

  • Max Reinhardt: An Analysis

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    before the play is casted. So when starts the rehearsal process he can focus on the actors and not have to worry about the technical stuff because they will know what Reinhardt wants. Thus, giving the actors his full attention to help them get to where he wants to be. Max Reinhardt created an acting school when he took over the Deutsches Theatre in 1905. When he started rehearsal he kept the focus on the actors while discouraging the star system, because he thought it was damaging to good theatre

  • Edward Gordon Craig and Theater

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    world, making it a whole new and exciting experience to the audience. It was through this that Craig put forward a belief of a unified stage picture. During Victorian times, actors would normally wear their own clothes to act in or “hand-me-downs” from the aristocracy. Craig changed this by giving specific costume to the actors, therefore linking all aspects of the theatre, making it fit together as one. Thus Total theatre. Total theatre consisted of five main aspects, colour, rhythm, action