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Unit 3: American Drama 11/17/10 Method to the Madness What’s different about the American approach and performance? Method actor- transform from part to part or role to role; specify how they respond to any given situation (deeply experienced psychology) Genuine emotion and genuine human behavior Actors get beyond the “one-size fits all” emotion on stage Street Car Named Desire- 1951 (example of method acting) (culture clash between the world of the past and the urban world of the present) Contrast between Stanley and Blanche- consequence of their different approach of acting on stage, spontaneity (in the moment acting) (isn’t a premeditated performance) Rebel Without a Cause - (method acting) kid moves to new school and doesn’t fit in, so he is trying to fit in with the new kids, drag race has just happened, James Dean isn’t concerned with
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Unformatted text preview: the rhythm of his acting, his personal truth, actors find a way to focus on moment to moment reality Good Fellows-1990 (method acting) Stanislavsky in America: Method Acting Timeline: 1897- Moscow Art theatre founded: Stanislavsky’s System 1923- Moscow Art theatre tours USA 1923-1933- American Laboratory Theatre founded in US 1931-1941- US: The Group Theatre 1947-present-US: The Actors Studio: Lee Strasberg’s Method Vocabulary: Subtext Method Acting Anti-hero- protagonist that isn’t conventionally heroic (Stanley from street car named Desire) People: Konstantin Stanislavsky Lee Strasberg Elia Kazan Conventional Acting Method Acting Impersonation Immersion(reality of the role) Stereotyping specificity Simulation Truth Playing a role living a part...
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2010 for the course DRAMA 115 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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