Here’s How Actors Can Create Engaging Characters With Meisner Acting

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Physical expression, when mastered, has given us the likes of Jim Carrey, John Wayne and Jodie Foster. These are just a few of the actors that have an ability to develop a strong and unique physical aspects to their characters. Actors who know how to move and express themselves physically in many different ways to create different characters has gone even deeper into their craft.

Expressing emotions physically is a complex thing and goes far beyond facial expression or developing a way of walking, for example. The art of becoming a character in a physical way is an incredible challenge, but it also means existing in a physical way in a newly created physical space. A great actor is one who has not only mastered the art of physical space and expression but can use it to reflect all other aspects of the instrument. The most versatile actors have worked hard to develop this. There are charismatic actors in abundance but, over the long haul it may not be enough to keep you working. Learning to create the physical aspects of a character, and using it to enrich the other elements of the actors instrument, will get you the work you desire.

The Maggie Flanigan Studio provides acting classes in NYC for serious actors. Find out more about meisner technique at the studio website or read this article about acting instrument.

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