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Acting Success and the Text: Part I


Breaking down a script, a scene, or a story is where it all starts.  This first thing that happens when you get an audition or a part is that you read the script.  It is crucial that, when you first read the script or play, that you read it for the STORY–not for the part.  […]


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Variety and Unpredictability in Performance

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Break down the “BEATS” of each scene to understand your smaller varieties of objectives/intentions, which are all attached, like little magnets, to the Primary Intention or “Super Objective”. The “Super Objective” is the main, powerful magnet which “pulls” you through the story.  Rocky wants to be somebody, not a bum.  Luke wants to find adventure […]


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