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  • Good Actor
    457 words
    The theatre version of Lord of the Flies based on the novel by William Golding and adapted by Nigel Williams are now being presented in the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, London. Tickets cost about 7.00. This review is comparing the book and how Nigel Williams adapted it. The theatre version of Lord of the Flies is very good. Interesting and always in the climax. The actors are not little kids and there are not lots of them. There are only 8 actors. Some of the actors take 2 or 3 roles. The adult ac...
  • Actors Experiences On Stage
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    The Application of Method Acting to Shakespearean Text Preface I never really believed that acting could, or should for that matter, be taught. There is no concrete way to act. For some people, the ability to do theatre, and to do it well comes naturally; for others, it does not. I have always held the conviction that to teach acting is to rob the art of it's truth, it's beauty. Over the summer, I performed in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. I was directed by someone who really made me understan...
  • Origin Of The Greek Theater
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    The Greek Theater: "The arts of the western world have been largely dominated by the artistic standards established by the Greeks of the classical period" (Spreloosel 86). It is from the Greek word theatron, meaning a place for sitting, that we get our word theater. According to James Butler, "The Greeks were the first people to erect special structures to bring audiences and theatrical performers together" (27). "The theaters were normally located near a populated area at the bottom of or cut o...
  • Actor To The Physical Elements
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    Stanlislovski's System: Concepts on Acting The Elements of Style, as described by Sonia More in her simplified view of the Stanlislovski System, are clear rudimentary concepts designed to help actors achieve a profound and truthful portrayal of their character on the stage through personal connection with their character. These concepts are designed as tools for the actor so that he may connect to a character or situation on the stage that he otherwise would not be able to connect with. As Sonia...
  • Exercise The Actor
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    When I came off of the stage that first night, I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I was ecstatic, on a natural high. Suddenly, I had found my place in the world. As I have gotten older and more experienced, I have learned that acting is not just reciting lines in front of an audience. There is a technique to acting. It is known as the "method", "method acting", or the "Stanislavsky method". The method was created by Konstantin Stanislavsky, a Russian actor, director, producer a...
  • Good Voice And A Good Memory
    281 words
    Being an actor is the Elizabethan time was not as easy thing at all to do. Each actor had to be a very well rounded person. They require good skills to get anywhere in that line of work. Acting during Shakespeare's times was demanding because actors has to be in good physical shape, had to have a good memory and had to have a good voice. First of all, being in good physical shape for acting the Elizabethan theatre was demanding. They needed to do dance, acrobats, and different stunts. As well as...
  • Actors And Actresses Need Talent
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    Actors and Actress Actors and Actresses are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Each day, actors / actress face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get 'real' jobs, and their own fear that they " ll never work again. Every day they have to ignore the possibility that the vision to which they have dedicated the...
  • Arab In The Middle East
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    To an audience sickened for years by the sordid grime and hopeless slaughter of trench warfare on the western front, Lowell Thomas brought a hero in gleaming white robes who rode to victory. Thomas's story of a young Oxonian in native garb becoming a warrior-prince of the desert, to some extent prefigured in Green mantle and A.E.W. Mason's Four Feathers, struck a deeply responsive chord, much like that struck by Edgar Rice Burroughs in Tarzan. It was as though the story had been there all along,...
  • Actors The Actors In Ancient Tragedies
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    GREEK DRAMA: the actors The actors in ancient tragedies were hired and paid by the state and assigned to the tragic poets probably by lot. By the middle of the fifth century three actors were required for the performance of a tragedy. In descending order of importance of the roles they assumed they were called protagonist 'first actor' (a term also applied in modern literary criticism to the central character of a play), Dueteragonist 'second actor' and tritagonist 'third actor'. The protagonist...
  • Life And Times Of Leslie Nielsen
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    Leslie Nielsen By: David Risen This essay will discuss the life and times of Leslie Nielsen and everything he had experienced to get where his is. It is said that Leslie had a good life, this essay will show that he did also go through some tough times when he was starting up his career as an actor. In the beginning of Leslie's book he states that his life long dream was to become an actor. He said that he always knew that he would be a good actor even in the early stages of life. His mother wou...
  • Chinese Stereotypes In The Movie
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    Just last night I saw the movie, The Joy Luck Club (JLC), which played on television for the first time in Los Angeles. I had been meaning to see this movie but never got around to it until now. Since many female friends recommended this 1993 movie to me, including my own sister, I was looking forward to experiencing a great work of art. Up to this point, I have heard nothing but glowing reviews about this movie. Near the end of the movie I found myself thinking, There is something terribly wron...
  • Emotional Reality Of The Actor
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    Stanislavski By: Jason Konstantin Stanislavski was born on January 17th 1863, in Moscow, Russia. His full name is Konstantin Aleksey ev Stanislavski. The son of a wealthy manufacturer, he was granted much financial backing for his amateur theatre endeavors. Stanislavski is famous for his introduction of a new method of preparing for plays. His method resulted in remarkable ensemble acting from those who studied his system. His career work would allow him to be seen as the most influential person...
  • Duan And Cheng
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    Farewell My Concubine is a strikingly beautiful tale about love and betrayal, of not only individuals but also a country and its culture. The story spans fifty years, as China's turbulent history is the counterpart and contributing factor to the relationships between two young opera stars and a prostitute who changes her life and gets herself involved in a complicated triangle of love and betrayal. The times of the Cultural Revolution in China puts pressure on the opera stars and of course force...
  • Greek Theatre
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    Greek Theatre There have been many artistic achievements that have had a substantial role in shaping outlooks and tastes for cultures and generations for 1000's of years. Of all the different kinds of productions the Greeks have established, the tragedy is the most extraordinary of their spiritual contributions. Everything from style, intellect, appearance of stage, costume, and people have all been the main influences of drama and theatre over the past twenty-five hundred years. The earliest of...
  • Multi Skilled Performer
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    This essay is to define a difference between a multi-skilled performer and a one dimensional actor. It will be explained using examples of theatre companies, mainly focusing on the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Forced Entertainment. A one dimensional actor being a single scope theatrical performer. An actor who has solely been trained to act. At the other end of the scale a multi-skilled performer being a form of many trades. The multi-skilled could be viewed in many ways. For example peop...
  • 303 words
    The stage was covered with straw or rushes. There may have been a painted wall with trees and hedges, or a castle interior with practicable furniture. A placard announced the scene. The audience was near and could view the stage from three sides, so that no "picture" was possible. Verbal cues given for location and setting as there was no props or scenery Whatever effects were gained were the result of the gorgeous and costly costumes of the actors, together with the art and skill with which the...
  • James Dean The Actor
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    James Dean, whether people liked him or not, is a very influential popular icon. In my opinion, he had a positive impact on America, even still today. His films are legendary just as his acting style. His life was interesting, provocative and controversial, he was James Dean. He was originally from Marion, Indiana. He seemed to have a pretty average childhood, if it weren't for his mother dying at age eight and his father abandoning him to be raised by an aunt. After relocating to Fairmount, Ind...
  • Character In Actors Shoes
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    Perhaps one of the most thought of questions that goes through ones head in a lifetime may be what drives a person to become an actor. Well, it could be imagination, a love, or just desire to stand out. When one desires to stand out they usually want to be in the light, and the stage is a great place to start. Being on stage for the first time is scary and yet exciting. Once a person has experienced this they most often want more. Usually a person of this stature was always entertaining or perfo...

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