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Think LIke a Researcher and Find Your Type
01 Feb

Think LIke a Researcher and Find Your Type

Acting Studio
01-02-2012
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“What is my type on television?” is one of the most common things I am asked when teaching my film and television class. “Well you’re like Norm on Cheers and in drama you’re like John Scrutti in Rescue Me, have you seen those shows?” I responded. “Oh I don’t watch television…” he responded with a […]
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Commercial Acting Classes in New York City
01 Feb

Commercial Acting Classes in New York City

Acting Studio
01-02-2012
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Commercial Acting Classes in New York City
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Making Deep Connections – Meisner and Emotional Preparation

The belief that actors are just pretending when they work is a myth. In actuality, actors are immersed in and using real emotions and authentic actions drawing from a library that they have created. Of course, anything that has personal meaning can be used, but it must be translated and imagined into a fuller, more […]
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Meisner Acting – The Relevance of Literature

Another good reason to be well read as an actor? Many actors, because they are artists, have made English literature masterpieces part of their experience and certainly many teachers, directors and producers have. So, if a reference to a specific character comes up during preparation in acting classes, for example, or for a specific performance […]
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Meisner Acting – Depth and Truthfulness from Literature

Great English literature has engrossing characters, beautifully orchestrated plot points and most important, the English language in all its glory. Lilting phrases, gorgeous vocabulary and dialogue, each book presenting a unique rhythm and view of the world. Master works of literature are spell binding tales, spun in such as way as to mesmerize readers for […]
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Meisner Acting – The Serious Actor’s Best Resource

There is no end to the number of books than can be of help to an actor. Books on auditioning, books about acting technique, books about the psychology of acting, books about acting classes. And, of course there are the plays. Chekov, O’Neill, Beckett, Shakespeare, Williams, Stoppard, Pinter, the list of master playwrights is very, […]
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Meisner Acting – Why Reading Great Literature is a Must

Aspiring actors, especially those taking acting classes and studying the Meisner technique, are never NOT working. The Meisner actor is constantly studying not only scripts and the work they have been given in their acting classes, they are also out studying human nature. They know that the deeper their understanding of what makes people tick, […]
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