subject outline

 
  1. what is the story?
    1. story
      1. scene
      2. plot
      3. key
      4. act I, II, III
      5. beginning, middle, end
    2. story telling
      1. art of compression
    3. purpose of scene
      1. meaning
      2. prize fight

        1. conflict
        2. contest
    4. plan the scene
      1. choices
        1. character
          1. three basic questions
            1. who am I?
            2. what do I feel?
            3. what do I want?
          2. protagonist
          3. antagonist
          4. aggressor
            1. who is the aggressor?
            2. who is doing what to whom?
          5. animal characterizations
          6. attitudes
          7. center of character
          8. ideal image
          9. mask
          10. secret self
    5. how to find a scene?
      1. scripts
        1. study a script
          1. people of different periods
          2. time period
    6. floor plan
      1. playing area
        1. furniture
    7. material
      1. balance of scene
      2. center of  the focus
      3. content of scene
      4. dialogue
      5. elements in the scene
        1. time urgency
      6. focus of scene
        1. love scene
        2. must scene
        3. will he or won't he scene
      7. main thrust of material
      8. opposites
      9. point made in scene
      10. point of view
      11. progression
      12. resolution
      13. revelation
      14. rhythm
      15. shape of scene
      16. statement of scene
      17. structure
      18. traps
    8. rehearsal
      1. work in progress
      2. staging
    9. Shakespeare
      1. verse
      2. iambic pentameter
      3. cadence
      4. plays of language
      5. classic plays
      6. costume plays
  2. order of importance
    1. author
      1. authors
      2. writers
      3. red flags from author
      4. intention of authors
    2. audience
      1. control an audience
      2. frighten an audience
      3. identification of audience
      4. be moved to tears
      5. be tickled to laughter
    3. actor
      1. acted as a child
      2. actors
      3. aptitude
      4. auditions
        1. cold readings
          1. monologue
      5. be delighted
      6. beginners
      7. buzz in actor
      8. clock in head
      9. concentration
      10. condition reflex
      11. controlled obsession
      12. discipline
        1. exercise
      13. emanate
      14. emotional state
        1. peak of exercise
          1. motor
            1. adrenalin
            2. heart beat
            3. state of heavy breathing
      15. fill the space
      16. humanity
      17. impulses
      18. insecurity of actor
        1. crutch
      19. inventive
      20. juggle three things
        1. feel: emotion
        2. think: objective
        3. wire: brain to brain
      21. lines
        1. memorize
          1. rot
      22. mark to hit
      23. master yourself
      24. miscast
      25. moments
      26. performance
      27. performer
      28. oblivious of everything
      29. persona
      30. presence
        1. essence
      31. quality you have
      32. ragged edge
      33. relax
        1. stay loose
      34. rube your nose in it
      35. rules of opposites
      36. self-hypnotism
      37. self-reliant
      38. showmanship
      39. state of mischief
      40. state of obsession
      41. study habits
      42. talent
      43. technique
      44. tool kit
        1. tools
      45. tricks
      46. turn on your lights
        1. awareness
      47. voice
        1. vocal instrument
          1. articulate
          2. elocution
          3. emote
          4. enunciation
          5. resonance
          6. projection
      48. wire
        1. thought is an electrical force
          1. electrodes
          2. electrical impulse
    4. director
      1. directors
      2. red light, green light
      3. leave no foot prints
      4. pictures have meaning
      5. third eye
  3. drama
    1. move the audience
    2. must not look like acting
      1. acting
        1. approach acting
        2. brain to brain acting
        3. crying
        4. choreograph
          1. falls and stunts
          2. slap under the ear
        5. disabilities
          1. aging
          2. blindness
          3. crippled
          4. deafness
          5. drunk
          6. dying
          7. insanity
          8. neurotic
        6. dream
          1. illusion
        7. foreplay
        8. instant action
        9. laughing
        10. phone conversation
        11. pattern of behavior
          1. behavior
          2. body language
          3. physical behavior
        12. pose
        13. posing
        14. real
          1. feel, think, do
          2. find the words
        15. relationship
        16. scary
        17. secrets in acting
        18. specific things
        19. spontaneous
        20. stand still
        21. stimulus
        22. subliminal
        23. tension
        24. vanity
  4. four pillars of acting
    1. styles
      1. Drama
      2. Comedy
      3. Mystery
      4. Classic Tragedy
      5. Modern Tragedy
      6. Fantasy
      7. Science Fiction
      8. Farce
      9. Black Comedy
      10. Comedy of Manners
      11. Theater of the Absurd
    2. emotion
      1. new information
      2. new event
      3. body
        1. feelings
      4. emotions list
      5. imagination
      6. color
      7. mixed emotions
      8. sustaining an emotion
    3. objective
      1. new information
      2. new event
      3. mind
        1. thoughts
      4. condition reflex
      5. selfish motive
    4. sense memory
      1. five senses
        1. hear
        2. sight
        3. smell
        4. taste
        5. touch
  5. Comedy
    1. amuse the audience
      1. humor
        1. laughs
          1. where the pie lands
          2. counter point
        2. basic joke
          1. basic joke list
        3. joke

          1. marriage joke
          2. running joke
          3. shtick
          4. gags
          5. rule of three
            1. third variation
        4. funny
          1. human funny
        5. off the wall
        6. gold mines
    2. comedians
      1. straight man
        1. suffer
      2. funny man, clown
      3. foil
      4. Laurel and Hardy
    3. actor funny
    4. comedy is an exact science, you must learn the science.
      1. pace
      2. precision
      3. timing
      4. working clean
      5. comedy clock
      6. business
      7. clarity
      8. frame the joke
        1. train of thought
        2. continuous track
        3. comedy beat
        4. derailment
        5. ride a laugh
    5. sitcoms
      1. how to get on a sitcom?
  6. wrong
    1. why scene didn't work?
      1. problem of scene
        1. bad acting
        2. caricature
        3. conversation
        4. intellectually
        5. loud and soft acting
        6. pretty pictures
        7. yelling
  1. don'ts of drama
  2. don'ts of comedy
  3. methody

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