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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