Wednesday, August 7, 2013

an actor prepares

In the same year our ClockTower was being built and about 4,700 miles away, 23 year old Constantin Stanislavski was developing his acting theories.

Hugh Jackman wasn’t born until 40 years after Stanislavski’s death but he appears to take the master’s philosophy seriously.

Stanislavski taught his acting students to draw from their real-life, internal emotion to register their character’s emotion on the stage.

His book, An Actor Prepares, is considered essential reading for a professional performer. You must become that which you portray.

“Doing the work” is the mantra within performing arts circles. 

an actor prepares.


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