Essays Tagged: "Actor"

Method Acting

There are many diverse methods and approaches to acting , each actor uses thethings he has learned and creates his own unique way of playing and interpreting a rol ... nesses and strong points andtherefore creating this method that belongs to him only. But before the actor can learn hisown method, he must study many other methods to the approach of acting. There are ... hods of acting.One of the many methods is called presentational acting. When using thisapproach, an actor will study his character and 'present' the character by mimicking theactions this character wo ...

(4 pages) 136 0 4.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" - Joe Penhall 'As a director, explain how you would create comedy for your audience from the serious subject matter presented in this extract.'

ake the comic extracts of this play easier for the audience to accept.As for the direction of these actors, I would ask them to perform certain lines as follows: When Bri first mentions Freddie, his o ... hen Bri first mentions Freddie, his obvious dislike of the man could be very funny. I would ask the actor playing Bri to say Freddie's name with absolute disgust. Later, when Sheila reminds Bri that i ...

(2 pages) 97 1 4.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

A short analysis of the 1950's film, Sunset Boulevard

e star system. The star system exploits an artist's skill by creating a constrictive persona for an actor or actress. The Hollywood system, the image makers, the press and the studios would construct ... age makers, the press and the studios would construct a person's persona as they saw fit. When that actor or actress became obsolete, or lost their appeal to the public, the system would cut them free ...

(2 pages) 114 0 4.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies


Improv began, and continues today, as an organizational technology capable of managing actors on stage and enabling them to produce interesting and entertaining narratives without relying ... of improv that is done today is called planed scene. This planned scene is organized by a group of actors well in advance of their actual performance. A beginning, middle, and end to the scene are se ... and end to the scene are set so that it never careens too far off course (Diggles, 2004). Then the actors each take a role, and scenes are then sometimes rehearsed. In a planned scene props might be ...

(4 pages) 30 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Barefoot in the Park Review

and the lights dimmed, I pushed everything out of my head to focus on this play. As I followed the actors' witty remarks and funny puns, I realized I had seen this type of theatre before, as it remin ... n New York in the February, while the berets and style of the clothing gave off a 1950s look to the actors.Lighting was not a big concept in this play, as there was only one scene where most the actio ...

(5 pages) 56 0 4.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Explain how you have used Stanislavski's methods in the performance of a scene from The Doll's House also mention the the the role of the male and female of the times.

acter work there was several formulas that would help me. These formulas were invented by a Russian actor/playwright called Konstantin Stanislavski. Thanks to his idea of Realism I was proficient to l ... the part of Nora.The first technique I engaged was Relaxation. When Stanislavski observed the great actors and actresses of his day, he noticed how fluid and lifelike their movements were. They seemed ...

(5 pages) 57 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

GCSE Drama essay- Dramatic effectivness of the play peasouper.

ited. The audience were sitting in a rake in front of the End Stage. We were also very close to the actors which made me feel a lot more involved and not so distant from the play.The scenery was very ... ong wooden box and two screens. This made you focus on the dialog and emphasised the quality of the actor's skills. The actors used the screens to change character, as they all played multiple roles, ...

(4 pages) 26 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Directing: "Preparing the Scene". An essay which discusses certain jobs that a director does. Includes bibliography.

Page 1 - Introduction- The DirectorPage 2 - The Actor- Rehearsing with the bookIntroductionThe director should be making effective contribution of t ... ionThe director should be making effective contribution of the scripts overall understanding to the actor. He must understand the make - up of each scene and how the psychological energy released by e ... cene and how the psychological energy released by each scene is following a set of rhythms that the actor must become aware of. I will be discussing certain strategies that will allow the actor-direct ...

(4 pages) 35 0 4.6 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Diary entry for a Shakespearian actor Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet

I'm not one of the main parts of the play so I never get to rehearse the play. It's only the actors with the main parts that get to do a small rehearsal with the other main parts. WE have to le ... structors who help the lesser people like me with their lines. These men and women are professional actors and are very helpful because we have no rehearsal of the play at all. The instructors didn't ...

(3 pages) 19 0 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How does the concept of text evolve from the 18th century onwards? Show how the role of the actor is integrated into the idea of text. Underline any contrasting views on the subject.

f the major important changes in the development of text especially with regards to the role of the actor as incorporated within the idea of text. Many of these changes came about because of the need ... mystic and supernatural outlook, eliminating the written text completely and focusing mainly on the actor and his role as the transmitter of signs and symbols in order to come closer to some metaphysi ...

(11 pages) 50 0 2.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama


these moods in the play fit together nicely and helped achieve the purpose of the play.Overall, the actors in the play did a good job. They meshed well with each other and were very audible and unders ... voice was perfect for the role as were her actions and movements onstage. Joanna Massey was another actor who stood out to me. She played a child named Nancy who's dainty little-girl-like actions fit ...

(4 pages) 1731 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Cosi Fan Tutte

fterwards Roy lies beside him. The equipment is used on Roy who mockingly convulses.Henry joins the actors in the centre and carries out his lines with the others. As soon as the actors finish their l ... odel on the table while the others rush to join him at left down stage to view the model. After the actors discuss the set model, Zac takes out the poster that he made to advertise Cosi around the asy ...

(2 pages) 4 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis


Being an actor on the Elizabethan stage was no joke. The was much training and practice that went along with ... gain a lead early in life.Such was the case with Shakespeare, he was only twenty when he became an actor and that meant he must have shown great talent and knowledge of all the requirements to star o ... ly age.Fighting was incorporated in almost every play during that time period. Therefore, requiring actors to have a knowledge in protecting themselves from stunts and falls. Here, fencing was a manda ...

(2 pages) 774 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Reaction Essay (Six Characters in Search of an Author)

ife off the page and are demanding an author to write them into a play. At fist the manager and his actors are skeptical of the six characters and suggest that they are probably out or work actors. Ev ... in the characters stories.I found it interesting that the Six Characters believe that they are not actors but were merely born into their rolls. The manager's actors think that the Six Characters are ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Hamlet 14

In Lesson 19 of the videotape "Literary Visions", the actor performs two interpretations of the monologue, "To be or not to be". As said in the video, the ... retations of the monologue, "To be or not to be". As said in the video, there are many ways that an actor can choose to interpret that particular speech in Hamlet. Many actors relish the opportunity t ... actors relish the opportunity to perform Hamlet, because of that particular speech. In a play, the actors' interpretation of the character is what gives the audience the background and insights into ...

(2 pages) 819 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

Method Acting

nd listening to him, I have gained new insight to my own future in acting. I realized what a sloppy actor I am, and how much refinement I desparately needed.I still believe that you cannot teach someo ... ies can be refined. Now, the kicker here is how? There has to be some sort of common language among actors and directors that can be used in maturing theatre techinique. By developing the system of me ...

(11 pages) 42 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare


l with the style of the performance, which was well accompanied by the lighting in the theater. The actors encompassed their roles with realism and emotion that made me feel as if I was watching a rea ... ine that was delivered, whether it was directed at the audience or being thrown at one of the other actors on stage, was done with strength and conviction. Even the movements on stage were done for sp ...

(3 pages) 12 0 3.7 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama


The actors and the chorus - Costumes and scenic appearance The actors The actors and the chorus - Costum ... mes and scenic appearance The actors The actors and the chorus - Costumes and scenic appearance The actors At first in dithyrambous, there were no actors. Thespis was the poet who imported the first h ... t who imported the first hypocrite, Aeschylos the second and Sophocles the third one. Besides these actors, who were playing the leading parts, there were also This paper is the property of NetEssays. ...

(2 pages) 941 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama


erans Memorial High School a cleverly done play, Shadowbox, done with talent beyond the high school actors' years was performed.Sets in Peabody's auditorium are always created with the finest detail i ... hich housed real couches, kitchen complete with working refrigerator, screen door and back room for actors to exit to. Props are always done as precisely as can be done as well. Wine bottles, cigarett ...

(2 pages) 1055 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Book Report

nk that this play had any action at all. The entire cast was stationary through the whole play. The actors did a good job considering they didn't have to do anything. There isn't really a particular s ... low. I thought the plot was good. It just didn't get acted out quite right. However, I do think the actors put a lot of enthusiasm into this play, which was nice. I liked the very first scene, because ...

(3 pages) 717 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama