Actor Lecture - THA 101 Notes 04/07/08 Acting Lecture...

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THA 101 Notes 04/07/08 Acting Lecture External and Internal Technique involved in acting. What makes a fine actor/actress? Not an exact science. - Acting is doing. - Acting is not exhibiting, narrating, emoting. - Actors work has to solve a puzzle or dilemma - Balance between playing a role while not losing him/herself. - Actor is believing in the imaginary circumstances Study of Acting - David Garrick ( England 1700s) - looked at acting in a realistic way. First naturalistic actor. Played a lot of Shakespeare. Mimical behavior. Studied life out there to properly mimic behavior of his character. He starts changing the way acting is looked at. Approaches acting from the outside – in (External Technique). - Most actors today use an external technique and internal belief - British actors are more into the external parts of acting. Still most actors understand that importance of the internal imagination combining with the physical actions (Body, voice) - American actors focus more on the internal and psychology. In American
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course THA 101 taught by Professor Gross during the Spring '08 term at University of Miami.

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Actor Lecture - THA 101 Notes 04/07/08 Acting Lecture...

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