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It’s from the Greek, of course. Acting is as old as the human race. - from earliest days people have mimicked others and told stories, imitating the voices and gestures of characters.

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it s from the greek of course
It’s from the Greek, of course.
  • Acting is as old as the human race.

- from earliest days people have mimicked others and told stories, imitating the voices and gestures of characters.

- Also, from the beginning, there have been rituals and ceremonies in which the celebrants wore costumes and performed roles.

responsibilities
Responsibilities

Acting definition:

- impersonating a character in a dramatic presentation before an audience.

Acting is reacting

Performer’s Responsibilities:

  • To create and project the inner life of the character
  • To speak clearly and project their voice throughout the theatre
  • To move on stage with ease and authority
responsibilities cont
Responsibilities cont.:

4. To wear costumes with poise and assurance

5. To convey the playwright’s and the director’s intentions regarding both the character and the play

6. To interact with the other performers onstage

historically
Historically

The role of the actor has changed throughout history, but, 3 main challenges an actor must face:

  • To acquire the many special skills – both physical and vocal – that stage performances demand
  • To make the characters portrayed believable
  • to combine # 1& #2 seamlessly.
important vocabulary connected with acting
Important vocabulary connected with acting
  • Things an actor needs to know: Page 128-149 in your text: Theatre, Art in Action

Physical words to remember:

  • Cross
  • Focus
  • Subtext
  • Upstaging
  • Blocking
  • open
vocab continued
Vocab continued:

Emotional words to remember:

7. Sense memory

8. Emotional Memory

9. motivation

10. objective

11. monologue

12. cold reading

13. call backs

yes more
Yes, more!!

14. objectives

15. obstacle

Remember:

Acting is an old art form but new every time you do it.