Class 8 - Actors and Acting

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Unformatted text preview: Actors and Acting A QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Adrian Lester Meryl Streep Nathan Lane Marlon Brando Patrick Stewart QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Cherry Jones Announcements • Tickets go on sale September 19th for The Violet Hour . Box office info is posted on Blackboard • Still need backstage help for Fen • Midterm #1 is on TUES. SEPT. 23rd. • Review – This Thursday in class – Practice questions on Blackboard – Please email me with any questions Gameplan • What is good acting? • Acting vs. Performing • The Paradox of the Actor • Actor Training • An Actor’s Life What’s good acting? What’s bad acting? QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Performing vs. Acting Performers play to an audience Actors play a character for the audience QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. “ The Paradox of the Actor” • Expression coined by French theorist Denis Diderot (1713-1784) • Paradox = To appear natural, the actor must be artificial QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. If the actor became the character, they would lose control… • Daniel Day Lewis played Hamlet in 1989 and became convinced on stage that he was talking to the ghost of his own father, the poet Cecil Day-Lewis. He walked off mid-performance, and has not returned to the theatre since. QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. An actor has to create something that seems real through an unnatural process QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture....
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