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T AR 100 A CTING FOR THE G ENERAL C OLLEGE S TUDENT Terms from Chapter 1, Introduction to Acting : Emotional Acting: the actor creates within him or herself the emotions and passions of a character he or she is playing. “Living the role.” (p. 9) Technical Acting: the actor presents the outward, physical and vocal details of his or her character’s emotions, without any personal emotional involvement. (p. 9) Character Acting: the actor disguises his everyday personality in the physical and emotional traits of the character he or she is playing. (p. 11) Personality Acting: the actor consistently plays a recognizable version of himself or herself. (p. 11) Representational Acting strives to give the illusion of reality, as though the characters
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Unformatted text preview: are living their lives unaware of the audiences presence. (p. 14) Fourth Wall: part of the representational acting, it is the imaginary wall between the actors and the audience, creating the illusion that audience is witnessing the play without the characters knowledge. (p. 14) Presentational Acting breaks the Fourth Wall, as actors turn and acknowledge the presence of the audience, addressing the audience directly. Often seen in musicals. (p. 14) The Illusion of the 1 st Time The goal of actors to present work as though it is happening before the audience for the very first time, despite the many rehearsals and repeated earlier performances of the same work. (p. 17)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course TAR 100 taught by Professor Black during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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