The fourteenth video in the series. Elizabeth talked about how fear and anger are intertwined,and how the delicate and fragile happy emotion would be popped up against. Students tried to perform such conflicts. Acting is not merely showing emotions,however. Watch Elizabeth giving advice right now.
The thirteenth video in a series of 3 minute segments of a Meisner class. The student tried to perform the trickiest emotion:Happy. How to bring the happy emotion to life through the somehow pedestrian actions is challenging.Watch Elizabeth giving advice right now.
In this installment of the Meisner Monday’s video series, Elizabeth prepares her students to find the emotional states that actors are required to bring to scenes, often from minute one.
The ninth video in the series. How an actor should prepare for his/her role? Elizabeth encourages students to explore their personal fantasy lives. Some people act from a point of power, some out of joy or sexual desire – it’s all about your personal fantasy life.
The eighth video in the series. Repetition is changed by improvisation on the text. We continue into the second trial.
The seventh video in our ongoing series. Repetition is substituted by improvising on text. When students get to absorbed in thinking, Elizabeth points out that impulse should come first.
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The sixth video in a series of 3 minute segments of a Meisner class filmed for the LA Times. Elizabeth encourages students to act from their instincts. Activities get more and more challenging.
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The fifth video in a series of 3 minute segments of a Meisner class filmed for the LA Times. Students continue with more challenging tasks while still doing the Repetition Exercise.
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The fourth video in a series of 3 minute segments of a Meisner class filmed for the LA Times. Students start doing different tasks while continuing The Repetition Exercise.
The second in a series of 3 minute segments of a Meisner class filmed for the LA Times. Continuing with the Repetition Exercise, students are now instructed to incorporate a subjective point of view.
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