Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins Unabridged 5 out of 5 stars 4 Performance 5 out of 5 stars 4 Story 5 out of 5 stars 4 Constantin Stanislavski , arguably the most influential director in the history of the theater, was the founder of the renowned Moscow Art Theater. A pioneer of psychological realism and improvisation on the stage, he devoted his life to developing the performance techniques now emulated throughout the world. This audiobook follows one of his acting classes for 15 months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, it is essential listening for beginning and professional actors alike. Throughout this audiobooks, Meisner is a delight - always empathizing with his students and urging them onward, provoking emotion, laughter, and growing technical mastery from his charges.
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As a strong, practical approach to personalizing scripts, creating importance in a scene, and making clear, unique choices, The Guideposts are the heart of what we teach in our classes. The 12 Guideposts Guidepost 1: Relationship Find the love in the scene; for example, the presence of love, the absence of love, betrayal of love etc. Who is the other person in the scene in relation to me? Mother, daughter, son, lover, husband, etc.
What do I hate about this person? The problem in the relationship is always with other person. Your Fighting For is done in a variety of ways, which are called Actions. An Action is described as an undeniable communication that affects or changes your partner to get what you want. The best actions are physical because they are undeniable. Some examples of actions: to berate, to infuriate, to surprise, to tease etc, etc.
Name the action, then play the action. A strong beginning. Physicalizing the first action is recommended. Do it whenever you can. It connects you with your partner, for example, to tease, to put at ease, to share a laugh with, to deflect pain.
An appreciation about the irony of life. Whatever is true in the scene, the opposite is also true. An opposite is an action that interferes with you getting what you are fighting for. The 3 most obvious opposites—1. Action- Screw you, I hate you. Non-Action- I give up. You give up your dream for the moment. Discovery is the moment to moment action.
What is your partner saying or not saying. Listen and be affected. Talk and effect change. If you miss the events, nothing will happen. You must make discoveries or your scene will die. Action comes right on the tail of discovery; something which you may have suspected is suddenly confirmed. Give and Receive.
What are you sending and what is your partner receiving. Vice versa. You must send and receive both Emotionally and Physically. If you are alert and aware you will discover wins and losses in your communication and competition. Celebrate your wins and mourn your losses. Keep score. Count the wins and losses.
Love to compete. Guidepost 8: Importance Raise the stakes. This is not everyday life, but a day of crisis. Today is the day I fight, where formerly I fled. A day when everything changes. It has to be important or the scene falls flat.
You must personalize. Guidepost 9: Find the Events Events equal changes, especially in the relationship. You have to create the events. Be alert to what is happening. Discover it in your partner. Otherwise, nothing will happen—the scene will be dead. Events move the story forward. Guidepost Place Where are you? There may be a possibility of third area focus. For example, deal with the trees or flowers in the park.
Game Playing and Role Playing is a way dealing with reality, not escaping it. Have a secret — keep it a secret, but let it add drive and intensity to your scene. Guidepost Mischief Adds humor. Lightens it up. Involves you with your partner. Click here for info on our upcoming Seminar! The show runs March April 4th.
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As a strong, practical approach to personalizing scripts, creating importance in a scene, and making clear, unique choices, The Guideposts are the heart of what we teach in our classes. The 12 Guideposts Guidepost 1: Relationship Find the love in the scene; for example, the presence of love, the absence of love, betrayal of love etc. Who is the other person in the scene in relation to me? Mother, daughter, son, lover, husband, etc. What do I hate about this person?