Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Red herring?

My initial problem
Is characterisation by actors in current work changing alongside notions of identity?
Wooster, ERS and others playing with characters and so acting; notions of inhabiting, believing, feeling, embodying not as relevant as adopting, mimicking, detaching,...

So what kind of actor training can engage with these new acting identities.

Where does media come into this?

Some transmedia work tells stories differently but presents conventional ideas of character. Linear, logical, psychologically motivated, with firm identity. So is it a red herring in my search for modern character and how it concerns actor training?
Is that fair? Or does the multi platform tell us something different about character in itself?

This is where I keep getting stuck.

So I go to this: can technology help you act better?

Presenting at Manchester in the morning. 

Watched an episode of the wire and rate the acting very highly. How did they learn to do that? And can you teach it?

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