Stanislavsky Toolkit Analysis

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The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit The reading for the approach to the rehearsal process continues. The text discussed the importance of the director and their assistance and guidance during the rehearsal process by establishing the aesthetic. After the discussion on the “Method of Physical actions” we moved to a new discussion concerning “Active analysis.” I personally feel that a lot of the material covered from the reading was previously discussed. The text however notes a few differences in the approach of the exercises, as well as communicates a few extra tools for actors to use during the rehearsal process. The main concern is that there is a lot of preparation to be done before the actor even starts memorizing the written text. Extreme …show more content…
After reading the text and drawing upon my own thoughts, I understand that an event as an extremely important part of a scene. Most of the time it is the event that evokes the action whether it is a characters action or reaction, a sound, a pause or any other circumstance that takes place. In order to find the event for a scene, the simple question has to be stated: what has to happen in order for the scene to take place? After a lot of attention has been placed and spent on discussion, we can move forward to improvisation.
Silent etudes and Grasp Silent etude is the practice of performing a scene with the other actors by being silent. Thus the scene is improvised by doing the action for the circumstances, but not being able to use words to communicate. To grasp is a little bit more defined. It is communication without using words or gestures. The actors have to rely on responding to each other without using words or gestures.
Verbal Action Truthful interpretation of the word is only possible if the actor approaches the scene with their full body – thus active analysis. The purpose of all the improvisation exercises is to figure out all of the details about the character and the natural responses the character makes in their environment. Once improvisation has been done successfully, the actor will be able to memorize the lines effortlessly. The text will have much more
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The first tool is imagination-orientated. The fundamental questions are used during this exercise. The here, now, today concept is used during the second level process in order for the actor to discover the moment-to-moment-situations, as well as predict the future

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