Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

What is Acting?

No description
by

Melissa Vaughan-Kleppel

on 9 April 2016

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of What is Acting?

ACTING
Acting Skill is a mixture of
3 basic ingredients
1 - Innate Ability
2 - Training
3 - Practice
Talent is usually not enough in itself.
You must nurture and develop talent through extensive training and repeated application in performance.
The Actor's Instrument
Body
Voice - flexible, disciplined, expressive
Imagination
Observation
Concentration
Memorization
Psychological responsiveness
Actors may also pursue training in dancing, fencing, singing and other skills
The Body
Full front
One-quarter
One-half, profile
Three-quarter
Full back
Stage Vocabulary
Open up - turn slightly more towards the audience
Focus - look at or turn towards a person or object to direct attention there.
Physical Characterization:
Consideration of physical traits required by the role
Assessment of which physical traits should dominate in any given unit/beat
Working for distinctiveness through greater specificity
The Voice
Variable factors in voice:
Pitch
Volume
Quality
Variable factors in speech:
Articulation - production of sounds
Duration - length of time assigned to any sound
Inflection - rising and falling pitch
Projection - audibility
Helps actor's "feel their way" into fictional situations
Begins with the given circumstances - Who, what, when and where.
Observation
Learning about human behavior by watching other humans behave.
Observed behavior may be drawn on in creating convincing characters.
Concentration
The ability to immerse one and to shut out all distractions
Memorization
Actors memorize lines, movement, and cues by repetition on their on and in rehearsal
Psychological Responsiveness
Actors examines relationships between his/her character and others
Actors need to understand the play's themes, meaning, and overall significance
Actor needs to examine his/her role in relation to the director's interpretation
4 levels of characterization:
Biological - gender, age, appearance, condition of health
Sociological - profession, social class, economic status, family background, standing in the community
Psychological - attitudes, likes, dislikes, general emotional makeup, motivation, goals
Ethical - systems of values, choices when faced with crises and conflicts
Stanislavsky-Based Concepts
Emotion Memory
- searching one's own past for a parallel situation, recalling emotion felt, and using that emotion in a present scene
Objective
- what does your character want in the scene or the play?
Actions
- how will they achieve those objectives?
Obstacles
- What is preventing the characters from getting what they want?
Full transcript