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  • iambic pentameter

  • idea - Speak from one idea to the next.

  • ideal image of the character.

  • identification of audience - Must be human beings that audience sympathize with.

  • illusion - You are in the business of creating illusion, so it's behavior more than what you say.

  • image - Create images for audience.

  • imaginary  

  • imaginary world - One of the first things you must learn is getting into imaginary world.

  • imagination - Use your imagination: Tell a whole scene without talk. Leave something for the audience's imagination.

  • impulses - Do acting all on impulse.

  • indicating - Don't indicate. Whatever you are doing, do it. Looking out window, then look.

  • individual self - How to make that individual self? Your personal  characters attitude toward others.

  • inner ear

  • insanity - Dim mind (objective) + alternate 2 emotions = insane. 

  • insecurity of actor - Don't do things under insecurity, audience is not interested in actor.

  • inside your head

  • instant action

  • instinct

  • intellectually - Keen intelligent is an impediment to acting.

  • intent - The objective is the conscious intent of the character.

  • intention of author - Serve the authors intention.

  • internal acting

  • interpretation - Writer give actors something to interpret.

  • inventive - Change and surprise the audience, great enemy is monotony. Keep inventing.

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  • jet-black water - How to relax. Close eyes, think of jet-black water, open and keep that imagination.

  • job - Your job is to play your character.

  • job on sitcom

  • joke - When you have a joke sell it in neon lights. 

  • juggle three things-Learn how to juggle three things: feel, objective and wire.

  • just do it - Don't have a picture of it in your head, just do it.

  • just feel, don't think

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  • keep it simple when you act for the camera.

  • key - Entertain the audience. Key to play.

  • kind of play

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  • quality you have

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"Be delighted: you're learning your art."

        Don Richarson's Book       Subject Outline

"In the end, it can't look like acting."