'ACTING 101' - FIRST YEAR OF ACTING TRAINING

You have experience of acting in school or pre-university courses? Here is advice for a college or university acting course. Or for an acting school - foundation year (year 1).

 This 'ACTING 101' course plan aims at achievable results for a wide range of students.
  'NATURAL CASTING'
EXCERPT ACTING - scenes only
REALIST PLAYS
 BASED ON THE TECHNIQUE OF 'ACTIONING'
 Directing component in an acting course
 LEAVE YOUR TROUBLES OUTSIDE!

See ONSTAGE

MOST FREQUENT MISTAKES OF APPRENTICE ACTORS

  Stop-And-Start acting on stage
 LADDER OF EMOTIONS - not getting the build and the detail
 Never perform behind a table or a chair or a bag (at your feet).
 Get your character's individual rhythm
 HANDS - No UHMs - UNNECESSARY HAND MOVEMENTS
 Do not hold anything in your hands for long.
 Never - never - put your hands to your face
 FEET - no wandering!
 FILL IN - IMPROVISE A BIT WITH THE SCRIPT IN PERFORMANCE TO AVOID UNCOMFORTABLE SILENCES
 Speech problems - here is the 'voice doctor'
 Dialect (and American plays)
 You have to seek critiques - from teacher and from fellow students and from audiences...............
 Hair must be kept away from the face.
 WHAT NOT TO CHOOSE - SOME PLAYS THAT 'DESKILL' YOU
 'YOU TOLD ME I CAN'T ACT, SO I HATE YOU'
 'ACCIDENTS' ONSTAGE - Suppose you drop something or your costume gets undone or a drink is spilt.
 
 

 

 WARNING - GAP BETWEEN WHAT YOU SHOW IN REHEARSAL AND THE PERFORMANCE
 Only realist plays - SLICE-OF-LIFE - VERISIMILITUDE ('like-to-reality-truth') - 'window on the world'. In this mode, you mirror 'real life', though with scenes written with careful selection of the Lifeworld, and with certain realist (or naturalistics) techniques.
 Realism or naturalism - SLICE-OF-LIFE - VERISIMILITUDE - ('like-to-reality-truth') - 'window on the world'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 ADVICE FROM ALAN BECK - FIRST STEPS TO ACTING TRAINING

 'ACTING 101' - FIRST YEAR ACTING TRAINING

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 BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE BEGINS - REHEARSAL AND PREPARATION

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