Objectives must always be difficult to attain.
The secret of all drama is
Plays and films are about people struggling to accomplish
Conflict between people.
Conflict inside the characters
Difficulty is the fuel that lights our acting fires.
act, you should concentrate on your character's
objective, nothing else.
To make a
decision based not on investigating our inner psyche, but on our theatrical sense.
- Actor make
- Actor: you have stuff to become a good actor, must make good
choices. What is it about? Showmanship.
- All choices come from the
type of style.
- All choices how people will
react. You begin to make choices.
Effect scene has on audience.
(Part of how you plan it.) Style: drama. Objectives.
- Always chose an objective
that best serves the scene.
- Am I where I should be.
- As an actor, make your own
Never argue with the director, just say,
could I show you something.
- Behavior before
scene: what are the possibilities?
- Best emotion to serve
- Center of character.
- Choice best emotion of
- Choice stimuli, that will
make you big.
- Choice the emotion that
best serves the scene.
- Choice the emotion that
best suits the scene.
- Choice the emotion that
fits scene, if it fits or not.
- Choice the opposite.
- Choice things you can act with
Interest the audience.
- Choice wisely. Think beyond
the ordinary people. Emotion: are not that simple. How to approach it: demise the obvious.
Object - to not go to pieces - hysteria
- Choices have to be
- Choices made on the style.
- Choices of actors: What
will make this interesting to the audience?
- Choices of what to do.
- Choices that best fit the
- Choices: objective and
- Chose an objective that is
actable, not physically.
- Comes from the actor.
- Compassion is like pity, don't use it as your characters
- Consider what the audience has to feel.
- Cover guilt, opposite of emotion.
- Deal with persons defenses, not their weakness.
- Deal with the innards of the character.
- Defeated choices: Wrong.
- Difference to what is in your head to what is in your
- Don't be yourself with just emotion and objective, also who am
- Don't have comfortable choices.
- Don't look for psychological conclusions as an actor.
- Don't make apparent choices.
Today, what's off beat, be a showman.
- Don't make bad choices. If
the choices are wrong, scene won't work.
- Don't play a man not knowing his situation. Read about times
and places; make decisions.
- Don't rationalize.
- Don't take dialogue
entirely literally for choices.
- Each choice is important.
- Emotion and objective don't go together. They can even be in
conflict which is most of the time anyway.
- Emotion that best fits the scene.
- Find the key.
- Find the opposites
of the person.
- Find yourself in doubt you loose voice,
fear of sounding like you're acting. Can't avoid by
- Good actor: when to do it, how to do it, and right
- How a story is constructed
to make choices.
- How crazy is the situation?
- How the character thinks of themselves.
- How this scene effects
audience. (Audience is shocked and alarmed).
- How to make choices?
- How to make choices for people of different periods.
People other times. European people had a wife and a mistress done a lot. Don't react like
- How to make choices that
- If I do this is it possible?
- If I make that choice, can
the next thing work.
- If it doesn't have anything to do with the story: don't do it!
- If you have to choice between
funny or real, choice real.
- In making choices, it is where you are in
the story and how much the audience should
- Invent your own characters
- It's matter of choices, the
- It is all a matter of choices.
- Key to behavior.
- Learning how to choice.
- Let your talent help make choices,
it's better than just reasoning it out.
- Loads of emotions can cause aggravation. Never
- Look for contrasts.
- Look for positive values.
- Look for selfish
- Look for ways to make up characters.
- Look under the words.
- Make choices: is this
possible? Could the scene go this way. Can't just happen because of words. Must happen
with his curio. Words are foolish. Words don't do it. Forget the ()'s.
- Makes choices accordingly.
- Make choices that favor
- Make choices with
- Make good choices.
- Make no judgments about character.
- Make positive choices, never
- Make your own choices.
- Making choices, where the
hell are you in the story. How much the audience should know.
- Must make the right choices.
- Never make pictures of your character.
- No writing of depth, as an actor you must create a character.
- One part of story.
- Person in shock choice two
emotions go from one emotion to another. (Rage and grief.)
- Physical behavior moves staging.
- Pick something to help you act.
- Portrait of characters.
- Positive choices never
negative, more effective.
- Protagonist choice things the audience admires.
- Rules of style: Read material; What is it? The
key. To make choices
from what should it do to audience.
- Solve with attitude
- Stay honest. Think
objective, saves you from making a lot of
- Story ends a certain way,
must lay tracks to it. Understand the story. Make right choices.
- Story: Plot: Who is central
character: the protagonist. Find the rhythm of
play. Find the key. Actor: you have stuff to become a good actor, must make good
choices. What it is about? Showmanship.
is a series of effects. Audience will make their own truths. Make
the right choice. Can it be accepted as true. Audience
believe the character. Art is not truth.
- The mask. What is really
going on inside the person is what you choose. What
they pretend is only their mask.
- Then jumping off the diving
- Things that make no sense.
- Think it through, make choices,
plan it in detail. Must play the discoveries, not line
to line. (The characters form a bond in steps.) Give the audience time.
- Think of the obvious.
- To work: Total opposites.
- Try to improve your own character.
Understand different times, like Grapes of Wrath. Read
about them. Learn social values of different times 50's, 60's, 70's,
80's and 90's to make choices.
- Understand scene. How it relates to story, then make
- Understand the material
to make choices.
- Value of the causes.
- What are the choices?
- What do I feel?
- What emotion would you choice?
- What is my objective?
- What kind of human being am I.
- Whenever possible, make your character attractive.
- When you approach a scene, you have to say to yourself what is
going to hold the interest of the audience, besides my sparkling personality?
- Who am I?
- Who are the protagonist?
- Who is aggressor?
- Why is scene there, make choices
- About choices. Find what is
funny. Turn around.
identification. Not just gags. Why there is silence from audience? Matter of
- Choice emotion for drama
then go it higher for comedy.
- him - terror - outside
the nine dots, the unusual is the objective - Outstanding. Pick the emotion that
fits the scene. Choice the exact opposite in
objectives. Scene is not conversation, it is combat.
- Nothing unusual going on, no laughter. We
laugh at what is kooky. You have to make the right
choices. For director it is casting.
- Scene is weird, make choices
off the wall, outside the nine dots.
- What is going on that is going to
or interest the audience.
- What's funny for
"In the end, it
can't look like acting."