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February 18 - EMOTIONAL/SENSORY RECALL Uta Hagens Nine...

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February 18, 2009 THE RESTORATION England’s Restoration: Charles I Puritans and Parliament Charles II Neoclassical Ideas (explored thought more than emotion) o Verisimilitude (precursor of reality, true to life) o Three unities (unity of time, place, and action) Must be 24 hours, on one set, and have one plot Changes in the stage Nell Gwynne – first actress THE METHOD Constantin Stanislavski: He proposed that actors understand how men and women actually behave physically and psychologically in given circumstances The Magic “if”: Actors learned to experience what their character experienced as “if” it were actually happening to them “If I were in Othello’s situation what would I do?” NOT “If I were Othello, what would I do?” By “becoming” a person in a character’s situation, the actor could give a performance that became a truthful, living experience, not merely the imitation of fiction
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Unformatted text preview: EMOTIONAL/SENSORY RECALL Uta Hagens Nine Questions: 1. Who am I? 2. What time is it? 3. Where am I? 4. What surrounds me? 5. What are the given circumstances? 6. What is my relationship(s)? 7. What do I want? (objective/intention/goal/victory) 8. What do I do to get what I want? (tactics/actions/activities) 9. What is in my way? (obstacles) A scene is rarely about what is being said from the actors point of view. THE BODY (you have to know what you can handle) THE VOICE (you need to warm it up to make sure you dont lose it) Rehearsals & Performance (you need to learn lines not memorize) Auditioning (agent called by casting director who will get actors together for director & they decide who to cast) The Professional Actors Unions AEA (Actors Equity Association) SAG (Screen Actors Guild) AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists)...
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