Tag Archives: Stanislavski

improv classes
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improv classes

Students in my acting classes know that when they do scene work the expectation is that they will rehearse and …Read the Rest

TRUST YOURSELF
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TRUST YOURSELF

I am delighted that you have chosen to listen tomy NOTES ON ACTING podcasts ng but I hope you understand …Read the Rest

Character is Behavior
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Character is Behavior

You can create a character by building it from the ‘outside in’ by finding your walk, posture, and rhythms.  Or …Read the Rest

Acting in the Age of Google
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Acting in the Age of Google

Before the internet existed, actors actually had to go to the library to do research.  They had to stand in …Read the Rest

The Unbroken Line
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The Unbroken Line

Music is composed of notes and rests and has a clear beginning, middle, and end.  During the rests there is …Read the Rest

Remember, Recall, Reminisce
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Remember, Recall, Reminisce

You can’t act adjectives and if you act emotions your work will be flat.  So you must find good active …Read the Rest

Playing a Character or Youself?
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Playing a Character or Youself?

The character the audiences sees falls somewhere between you and what the writer has written.  By studying the character and …Read the Rest

Don’t Be A Jerk
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Don’t Be A Jerk

In two recent podcasts, guests Kaiji Tang and Jeff Torres urged actors getting into the business to be professional and …Read the Rest

Investing in the Script
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Investing in the Script

As you read and work your way through a script, you must be a relentless explorer willing to do library …Read the Rest

Dramatic Structure
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Dramatic Structure

Every script has dialogue, characters, and a plot.  But of equal importance is the structure and writing style. To get …Read the Rest

How To Read A Script
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How To Read A Script

In last week’s podcast, I suggested that every actor needs to be a reader.  Reading opens your eyes and broadens …Read the Rest

Creative Setbacks
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Creative Setbacks

Every actor has setbacks; one day in rehearsal the work is fine and the next nothing works.   By understanding that …Read the Rest

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