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Practical Handbook for the Actor
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Who wrote the introduction to A Practical Handbook for the Actor?
In the Job of the Actor section of A Practical Handbook for the Actor there is a quote by J.D. Salinger that states "You were a reader before you were a write." By the same token all actors started out as what?
It is the job of the actor to clearly define and list those things that are the actor's responsibility and separate those things that are not. What are the 4 responsibilities of the actor?
Voice, analyze script, ability to concentrate, and body
Why is it that as an actor, you should never concern yourself with talent?
Talent if it exists at all, is completely out of your control. Whatever talent might be, you either have it or you don't, so why waste energy worrying about it?
The actor must live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.
Acting requires common sense, bravery, and a lot of will.
common sense/ bravery/ and a lot of will.
What is technique?
Technique is knowledge of the tools that maybe used for a certain craft and an understanding of how to apply those tools.
What is action?
Action is what you go onstage to do, the physical process of trying to obtain a specific goal, often referred to as the objective.
What is moment?
Moment is what is actually happening in the scene as you are playing it at any given instant.
What are the 9 checklist items that an action must have?
Be physically capable of being done
Be fun to do
Have its test in the other person
Not be an errand
Not presuppose any physical of emotional state
Not be manipulative
Have a cap
Be in line with the intentions of the playwright
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