Course DescriptionThe 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.
Course OutlineLearn 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.