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Is art important? 17 Art Discussion 2/13/10 7:13pm
bigguy138
Hey everyone! I'm just looking for thoughts on whether or not art is important to the world. I'm in the process of writing a monologue about it and I'm looking for input from the more everyday people. So please post what you think and why. Thanks so much!
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2/12/10 7:36pm
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Anyone know anything about Meisner? 3 Performing Arts 1/13/10 6:22am
bigguy138
Ya. It's a lot of learning to go with your instincts and not pre-planning how you do everything. So the monotone memorizing, and you actually don't look at anyone elses lines while you're memorizing, is so that when you're doing the scene or whatever, it's easier to react realistically because you don't already have how you're going to say your line planned. It's very much based in actually doing ...
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1/12/10 6:49am
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Is Magic an Art form? 10 Performing Arts 1/12/10 6:41am
Creepy Old Sex Offender
Personally, I define art as something where you show your own creativity. So I would say that a lot of magic (especially the stage magic) is an art. If it's just a magic thing that you've learned from a DVD or just copied, I don't think that's artistic at all. Kind of lame actually.
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1/12/10 6:41am
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Acting School - Where are you going? 59 Performing Arts 4/18/10 3:08am
Stir Fried Muffin
Well I'm currently at Playhouse North in Calgary AB. It's pretty tiny, which is one of the reasons I like it so much. All of the classes are a lot more involved and you get your work critiqued a LOT. It's designed around the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York if anyone's heard of that. It's just great because everything is practical hands on stuff, there's next to no written work or readings, asid ...
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1/12/10 6:32am
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One Acts help 9 Performing Arts 12/22/09 12:13am
SpicedButternu...
Every time try having a different goal for the rehearsal. For example, try working on projection or grounding yourself. Or maybe try changing up what you're trying to do with your lines. Instead of trying to make a character cry in a scene, see if you can make them laugh. Just find something different that you can do every rehearsal, no matter what it is. And remember that rehearsals are to disco ...
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12/18/09 5:05am
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Trying to Improve 6 Performing Arts 12/21/09 3:15am
Want_To_Hide
Sweet! Glad to hear we have another budding actor out there! My first note is to make sure you don't get discouraged when you don't have work. That's a when not an if. I know several great actors with tons of acting experience who simply don't get work sometimes. Second, go to as many auditions, plays, and workshops as you can. Getting your name out there is really important in the acting commu ...
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12/16/09 7:53am
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Am I wrong...? 12 Performing Arts 7/14/10 12:53am
Eleventh_Lette...
Cool! I had no idea! But that probably wouldn't work in most shows. I'll have to see that somehow...
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12/16/09 6:06am
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Why are you an actor? 59 Performing Arts 3/31/10 3:44pm
bigguy138
Sweet! Sounds like we have some pretty passionate actors out there! I'd still like to hear some more though. Hey Crescent Grin, how've you been affected by performances and how do you go about moving people in that way?
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12/16/09 6:03am
bigguy138
Anyone know anything about Meisner? 3 Performing Arts 1/13/10 6:22am
bigguy138
I know a bit about the Meisner technique, but I'm looking to find out some more stuff about him and his technique. But if you have any questions about it, I'll try my best answer them.
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12/16/09 12:41am
bigguy138
Tips for slowing down when acting. 15 Performing Arts 12/24/09 10:17pm
Bushel of Bad Habits
Well I have the same problem with auditions, and I can't just try harder to connect with my partner since I don't have one! So what I do, is as I rehearse I talk really slowly. At about half the speed I would normally. That really helps me for a monologue when I'm by myself. As for when you're acting with someone else, try rehearsing slower, but also work as hard as you can to connect with the per ...
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12/16/09 12:39am
bigguy138
Why are you an actor? 59 Performing Arts 3/31/10 3:44pm
bigguy138
That's sweet! But how do you express yourself through character? Isn't a character supposed to be a different person? But ya, it is cool getting to do things that people wouldn't normally do!
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12/16/09 12:34am
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I'm looking for a monologue 1 Performing Arts 12/16/09 12:30am
gorge washington
I hope this isn't too late, but I found two really great comedy monologues. They're both by Walter Wykes. One's from The Spotted Man and the other is from The Worker. Just google "Walter Wykes worker monologue" or "Walter Wykes spotted man monologue" and that should get them for you.
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12/16/09 12:30am
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Drama Class -_- 15 Performing Arts 12/24/09 2:48am
Yummy Rainbow Sushi
For projection, practice using your diaphragm as opposed to your throat to get the sound out. And practicing talking to the far wall works for me. As for freedom of movement, make sure you're relaxed with stretches and slow breaths. This may sound weird, but try walking around with your arms out before you head out. I find that this kind of gets my arms used to being away from my body so I don't ...
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12/16/09 12:28am
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western geisha 2 Performing Arts 2/21/10 11:41pm
toxic_subconsc...
I don't really know all that much about the geisha. I know that they are commonly mistaken as prostitutes, and that they are trained in dance and tea and stuff like that. But that's only what I briefly heard from a teacher. Tell me more please!
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12/16/09 12:20am
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Am I wrong...? 12 Performing Arts 7/14/10 12:53am
Eleventh_Lette...
Hmm... I've always heard that you should avoid using glass or even shiny metal if at all possible. Mostly just for the lights and glare. So if you're having the lights shine right on it, definitely don't use glass. Really, it's not like glass is to be looked at anyways, just to be looked through. So it shouldn't matter that you don't have glass.
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12/16/09 12:18am
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