Tips for New Stage Actors

A few tips to prepare you while on stage. These are often things new actors forget although I have worked with some seasoned actors that are also guilty on occasion. 1) Stage Presence Actors just starting out spend a lot of time and energy thinking about their lines and their…

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Stage Stars share their Acting Tips

Pertinent Tips for anyone looking to get into acting or is just starting out. These actors have been part of Britain’s stage and screen for years and they are all successful in their own right.  Roger Allam 1. Learn your lines so well that you never have to worry about them.…

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Practical Aesthetics Method

The Practical Aesthetics Method, created by David Mamet & William H. Macy, may seem much the same as method acting; both come from the theories of Konstantin Stanislavski and like all acting techniques, both have the goal of evoking “truth” in an acting performance. Practical aesthetics arises from the work…

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Viola Spolin Method

We can safely say Viola Spolin is the Mother of Improv. Her method of training is the base of improv and has been taught around the world. To train in this method is one of the most rewarding and beneficial methods an actor can use.  Learning to live in the…

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Uta Hagen Method

Uta Hagen (1919-2004) was an American Broadway actress and drama teacher, born in Germany. Her focus too became a staple of American theater study: she was a strong purveyor of research. Hagen advised actors to learn as much as possible about the character, to research everything related to the character’s…

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Michael Chekhov Method

  What is the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique? Though Michael Chekhov first trained under Stanislavski, he felt that the early phases of the Stanislavski system led to acting that was too naturalistic in style.  Chekhov endeavored to uncover and teach ways through which actors could tap into their subconscious minds…

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Lee Strasberg Method

 In the 1920s, a colleague of Stanislavski’s, Lee Strasberg, developed his own derivative which today is the preference of Hollywood actors who utilize method acting. Strasberg’s model takes the System further, advocating not only for a utilization of emotional memory but a full immersion into the memory, called Substitution, as…

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