ACTING, LIFE, & THE OPPOSITES
Taught by Anne Fielding
The basis of this workshop is in the following explanation by Eli Siegel: “According to Aesthetic Realism, acting shows that you don’t have to be fettered to yourself. You can be other people….Acting is a certain way of taking the contraries of the world. It is a way of being somebody else for the purpose of coming back home immediately. You take a trip in order to find out who you are.” Students take part in improvisations and prepare scenes and monologues from contemporary and classical drama, including works by O’Neill, Pinter, O’Casey, Shakespeare, Sheridan, Molière.
Among the subjects being studied are: “Acting Is Knowing and Feeling;” “The Actor Makes the Most of Rapport; or, Sameness and Difference;” “Acting: the Art of Seeing a Person from Within,” “Acting Shows People Are Real,” and “Acting Shows You Can Be Other People—While Still Being Yourself!”
NOTE: The class Acting, Life, & the Opposites will not take place this semester.
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