Lecture 1 - • Ability to say “Here I am look at me”...

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Lecture 1 Welcome! The Art of Acting Why do we do it? (Think of Dustin Hoffman’s clip: “Look at me, look at me, look at me…”) The professional actor journey begins with listening, and portraying the soul of your character (Meryl Streep clip) *This class is highly based on participation, so don’t be afraid to speak your mind and join in the growth and learning of the entire group. Fundamental Skills To be an actor Your own identity and self knowledge -- awareness and attention Curiosity – being a detective Empathy with others -- observation and personalization Imagination—the ability to respond to imaginary circumstances believably Ability to “read” others Spontaneity and open response to others
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Unformatted text preview: • Ability to say “Here I am, look at me” • Concentration • Precision and physical control -- relaxation • Vocal strength, size, precision and control • To be an athlete or acrobat of the heart -- emotional awareness • Linguistic/language facility • Knowledge of history, art, and psychology • Memorization • Listening • Overcoming stage fright/nervousness • Positive attitude Life Skills you will gain • Increase empathy • Public confidence • Creativity-invention, exploration, experimentation, imagination • Self-knowledge • Inter-personal skills • How to collaborate and work as a team • Better listening...
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