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Style of Acting?
Characteristics of basic theory
Using improvised rehearsal to find truth, Be your character don't show
Facts about Stanislavski
He was born in 1863, confounded the Moscow Art Theatre
Actors working together and cooperating in a way that is both physical and spiritual.
Role of the audience?
Passively observing. To sit back and react to what they see.
What the playwright tells the audience about the world of their play and it's characters.
Why is imagination important?
So that you are able to adapt to changes that occur onstage.
Magic If example
If Helmer was constantly watching Nora's weight
Magic If Effect
his focus would be less on her face and more on her body, and he might touch her as if he is sizing her up.
What is unsaid, or the inner dialogue of a character.
How can an actor show subtext?
Body language, non-verbal communication, movement, staging
We experimented with this during our venting exercise, where we would pause our scenes at certain points and speak the character's inner thoughts.
What is dramatic tension?
Gradually raising the stakes throughout the performance.
How can you identify the point of climax?
We identified the climax by drawing a graph and pinpointing the amount of dramatic tension per scene.
How can an actor use their voice to heighten the feeling of tension?
Pace, volume, or silence
Why use an observation diary?
To reflect life on stage, we must observe real life situations and human reactions to them.
What is the Fourth Wall?
The barrier between the audience and performers.
How did you use "objective" and why does it help an actor keep their acting style truthful?
We broke down the scenes into bears and gave our characters specific objectives for each beat. I used them in the Krogstad and Nora Scene, where it helped me stop the scene from becoming mechanical and turned it into a much more real situation.
Solitude in Public
Sustaining an imaginary world away from the audience. It helps to keep the actor focused.
Why is relaxation important?
To relax muscle tension and let the actor activate their memories and imagination in order to create a truthful performance.
What is emotion memory?
Find the personal history that can relate to your character and being truthful emotion to a scene. I applied this in Nora's final scene, where I tapped into a memory where I felt like I had nothing left to lose.
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