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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