7 terms


Appear before director, stage manager to be interviewed and present a scene they prepared, may be called back, short term results
hardcore practices for a couple weeks, exploring character. emphasis on process. memorize, work with staff, accents, learn movements
Stanislavsky System
1800's beginning of realistic acting. russian actor and director.
1. make outward behavior convincing (gestures, voice, rhythm and movements)
2. have actor convey goals and objectives, may be believable but actor must be convinced
3. make life of character onstage dynamic or continuous
4. strong sense of ensemble with other performers
Stanislavsky Techniques
Relaxation-physical and vocal
Concentration and Observation- circle of attn, lose self conscientiousness
Importance of Specifics-answer tons of questions in concrete form to convince
Action on Stage- Every action on stage must have a purpose, why, why, how?
Inner Truth- thoughts/emotions, magic if
Through line of a role- superobjective, through line/spine
Ensemble Playing-play off other performers
Pyschophysical Action-inner source, purposeful action, action itself more important
Emotional Recall- achieve sense of emotional truth onstage
Performing Today
Voice Training, Physical fitness, concentration training with a master, tai chi- china, juggling, dancing/singing-MT, centering-body/voice training
Avant Garde
require weird unsual acting, rigorous training, acting while immobile etc...acrobats/gymnastics
create total persona of character, forcefully and convincing portrayed, synthesis of