Inside Stanislavski: Applications for the Screen Actor

THEATER X 407.42
Learn the historic Stanislavski acting method combining the physical and emotional spheres to build an authentic character and true inner life, as well as how this method becomes the basis of many other acting techniques.
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Winter
Summer
Classroom
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Understand the philosophical and ethical imperatives of the Stanislavski method
  • Develop the practical techniques to perform this method with confidence and depth
  • Run the gamut of character preparation from initial research to physical embodiment
  • Learn mental preparation tricks such as relaxation, concentration, and emotional memory

About this course:

The great Russian actor, director and teacher Konstantin Stanislavski had a method that combined physicality and spirituality when building a character as the shorter route to finding its inner life. Learn these practical techniques of Stanislavski to perform with confidence and depth. Exercises are supplemented with discussion of Stanislavski's concepts, philosophy, and ethics. Most modern acting methods are grounded in the Stanislavski system and understanding the basics of this system helps the actor understand and study other acting techniques. Topics include action vs. emotion, using imagination to create real emotions, relaxation and concentration, emotional memory, and building a character through physicality and voice. At the end of the course, you will have acquired techniques to learn how to deal with stage fright, how to approach a role and inhabit it from the initial research to the physical embodiment of the character, and how to avoid bad acting habits such as faking emotion or overacting.

Summer 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Future Offering (Opens 29 Apr 2019 12:00:00 AM)
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Thursday, Saturday
Instructor: Eric Scott Gould
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Fee:
$699.00
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Notes
No meeting July 4. Internet access required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after June 30, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Jun 27, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Jul 4, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Jul 11, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Jul 18, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Jul 25, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Aug 1, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Aug 8, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Sat Aug 10, 2019
2:00PM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Aug 15, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Aug 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Aug 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Sep 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202

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