Introduction to Theatre - Acting (textbook)


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internal aspects feelings and emotions of the character
centering locating the place roundly in the middle of the torso where all the lines of force in the body come together
physical acting the use of physical movement and vocalizing to portray a story
viewpoints theory a theory combining elements of dance and stage movement with concepts of space and time
tai chi a graceful gentle exercise regimen performed widely performed by men, women, and children in China
emotional recall a tool of recalling sensory impressions of an experience in the past and the emotions associated to help performers achieve a sense of emotional truth onstage
superobjective (through line) The one thing the character wants above all else during the course of the play
ensemble playing the playing together of all performers
circle of attention the extent or range of concentration of a performer while onstage
given circumstances the situation in which a character exists
magic if a word that transforms our thoughts, causing us to imagine ourselves in virtually any situation
Stanislavski's technique for realistic acting relaxation concentration and observation importance of specifics inner truth action onstage: What? Why? How? (having specific purpose) through line of the play (super objective ensemble playing
realism a form of drama that closely resembles what people can identify with and verify from their own experience
Three challenges of acting making characters believeable- inner truth physical acting-the use of the voice and body synthesis and integration- combination of inner and outer skills
conscious raising making people aware of social problems
role playing in everyday life the acting out of a particular role by copying the expected social behavior of that position
imitation to simulate or copy behavior observed in real life