Konstantin Stanislavski was an actor who was born in Russia. He lived from 1863-1963.
5 Elements of actor preparation:
What did you do in class today? (Summary)
- We did a watchmaker relaxation exercise.
What did you learn that was new to you? (Perception)
- I learnt to isolate and relax each individual part of my body, and to control my breathing.
What did you do that confirmed something you already knew about theatre? (Connection)
- How to direct my focus to each individual thing I do, and that each movement means something/ is intentional.
What was the “concept” or “big idea” from today? (Transfer)
- Being able to relax, and imagine scenarios in our head.
What differences did you notice between the first time you did the exercise and the last? If you didn’t notice HUGE changes, refer back to prompts 2 & 4 and see if you can come up with something for this. (Analysis)
I noticed that I was calmer the second time around, and cared less about my surroundings, and I was only focused on watchmaking.