Acting Table of Contents * Preface
Four Parts: Character (Text), Role (Performance), Actor (Profession), Theory.
System of the Method (outline)
If you are not in my class, follow the structure of the webtextbook. If you are UAF student, see THR321 Advanced Acting
The narrator -- I let Stanislavsky speak. What would he say about Method Acting?
The text-only version in antohin.tripod.com
Actor and the Text, Actor' Self-Analysis
Monologue, Scene Study, pages from 200X Files on dramatic structure and Aristotle.
Understanding Your Character
Stage Languages & Performance
Creating a Role: Emotional Recall (transition to Part III).
Identification (ID): Text (Character) > Actor > Role
Objective and Super-Objective
Objectives and Obstacles
[...The rest is in Biomechanics]
Why do I want this part?
What did I learn?
Method: Psychological Realism
System of Method is developing the role from "inside out" -- through your identification with the character.
Stanislavsky wanted to find the way for actor to treat the text as their own words. The emotions are the basis of believability, but how does an actor develop this true stream of feelins?
"Actor must die in his character" means that actor uses not only his body but his memory and provides personal emotional content for the character.
According to the Method, you have to forget the difference between you and your character, if you want public to see only the character on stage. Good acting is when the audience forget that they are in the theatre.
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* 1. Character * 2. Role * 3. Actor * 4. Workbook *