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Emotional ( Sense) Memory
using your own past life experiences to create a produced emotion onstage
Moscow Art Theatre ( MAT)
Theatre founded by Stanislavski in Moscow
Stanislavski originally wanted to be a(n)
The first time Stanislavski appeared on a stage he was small, and managed to.....
burn down the set. It is said that this event foreshadowed the very different way in which he would set the theater on fire in his later life.
Which School did Stanislavski drop out of?
of Imperial Dramatic School of Moscow
What is the name of the external acting that was previous to Stanislavski's system?
What are the four elements of Stanislavski's system?
Concentration, relaxation, given circumstances, and action
What is another name for action?
"actors are always ____________________. Unfortunately, this____________may be on their nervousness, or on the audience, and this draws the actor away from his true purpose. Therefore, actors may be trained to force their attention onto the stage and its reality."
According to Stanislavski, the key to acting is to ______________________________________. In this way you do not just play yourself, you use yourself in the service of the part. If you are absent, the part will be lifeless
to apply your inner life to the circumstances of the character
"__________is our greatest enemy. It pinches the voice, stiffens the muscles, shortens the breath, and blocks the mind. When you are totally tense you cannot move, speak, or think. And yet, nothing is more impossible than to command someone to relax.
"The point is, that by having___________, you loose any self-conscious awareness of your self. You knew what to do and you did it without worrying about who was watching, or what you looked like."
The playwright only gives us some of the characters background, it is up to us to create the characters life. WE must fill the past, present, and even the future times that the playwright doesn't have time to show.
ACTING IS ________; __________ WITH A PURPOSE.
The living exchange between the characters in a scene.
________ is speed. Rhythm is the accent.
Magic If is ....
imagining as if I were in the character's shoes/position
Stanislavski focused on creating a(n) _________ life of a character.
Delsarte focused on creating the _________ life of a character
The promise of the system: If you use your ___________________ to enter, with belief, the imaginary circumstances of the play, and if you follow the correct objectives and actions thorough the plays length, then the proper emotions will follow you and inspiration will more likely come.
" There are no small parts, only ______________"
Stanislavski saw that "when you play an evil man look to see what is_________"
Concentration requires an ______ and ________ mind
alive & active
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