Acting Table of Contents * Preface
Intro

New

System

Dictionary

Four Parts: Character (Text), Role (Performance), Actor (Profession), Theory.

System of the Method (outline)

Method

Outline

Notes

Apparatus
Appendix
Lis
Links

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

Part I. CHARACTER

Inner Actor.
Lesson 1:
Lesson 2:
Lesson 3:
Lesson 4:

Monologue, Scene Study, pages from 200X Files on dramatic structure and Aristotle.

Understanding Your Character

Part II. ROLE

This is the real job for actors!
Lesson 5:
Lesson 6:
Lesson 7:
Lesson 8:

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]

Part III. ACTOR

For advanced actors only. Only for those who see acting as profession.
Lesson 9:
Lesson 10:
Lesson 11:
Lesson 12:

Old Questions:

Why do I want this part?

What did I learn?

What's next?

Profession?

Part IV. THEORY

The logic behind the rules.
Lesson 13:
Lesson 14:
Lesson 15:
Lesson 16:

Part V. Showcase
Lesson 17:
Lesson 18:
Lesson 19:
Lesson 20:

Method: Psychological Realism

Biomechanics: Visualization

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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