CH 7 Notes

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CH 7 Notes 07:09 -acting is performing a part Training to be an actor Spear-carrier roles o Small roles o Ex servants, attendants o Few lines BFA o Bachelor of fine arts MFA o Master of fine arts o 2-3 yrs actor’s instruments o body, voice, and mind Training the body Dance, combat, body language, etc Training the Voice Breathing and speaking
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Breathing o Tension moments o Body’s air pressure to voice Speaking o Control pitch, volume and resonance o Protect their voice o Dialects o International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Transcribing sounds of speech Don Cheadle Portrayal of Sammy Davis Jr in The Rat Pack Played in Charlotte’s Web Most famous role: Booth in Topdog/Underdog Acting teachers Famous acting teachers o Stella Adler o Sanford Meisner o Uta Hagen o Michael Chekhov
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o Lee Strasberg Acting teachers created actor training methods for the needs of their own  styles of theater o Jerzy Grotowski o Bertolt Brecht o Tadashi Suzuki Father of modern acting o Konstantin Stanislavsky o Co founder of Moscow Art Therater o Wrote “An Actor Prepares” and “Building a Character” o Taught actors to be more natural by recalling own emotions and transfer to  their characters – emotional identification  o Stanislavsky system
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