Making acting simpler:
rejected as cumbersome.
is simply part of who am I?
the golden box and the subtext.
the confrontation games that have students playing patty-cake.
being bottles of milk, psychic encounters, primal screams... all
the concepts of beats.
character keep it simple
You don't have to work at
what you are. You are already good at it.
Simple, honest, vocal.
| Don't start acting, once you remind
audience you're an actor
Simplicity is never that detailed.
Do nothing, if you have to do everything.
Simple, clear, clean.
Simple not busy, tell the story. Actors wit.
Purpose of scene:
|think simple, don't think
|audience is a child, you
have to give it to them clear and simple to
|you have to physicalize it, audience won't
passion of a child.
actors use tricks with face. They
substitute that for feelings. Can't
act with face.
Audience can relate.
Play of language = simplicity simplicity simplicity.
Cannot take every big moment
and turn it into radio. Vocalize, make it loudly. The problem is to deal with
big moments. They don't have to be loud.
- Modern tragedy:
everything is simplified. People are stripped down to
what is essential.
- Modern tragedy: they don't have to look real, real in
action is simple.
Comedy is a fine
line, very minute. Extra things kill it. Don't try to get a laugh
on each word. Simple,
simple, simple until you get to the punch line. Throw a
lot of stuff together, then a derailment.
"In the end, it
can't look like acting."