Plus Pilots: Character Analysis for Actors

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much needed course I've always wanted to learn how to act. I bought some books at the end of the Britannica article on acting, e.g. Stanislavsky, Olivier, Cole and Chinoy. But, I could never get far from reading on my own. I can tell from this intro lecture that a course like this would be very good and help me achieve my goal.
Date published: 2020-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed the opening. Good introduction. I would like to have seen some examples of the acting, but perhaps later in the course.
Date published: 2020-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Course idea and Great Instructor I enjoyed this pilot course. This would be an interesting topic I would enjoy seeing a full course on this. I thought the instructor did a great job. How the information was presented was easy to follow and the instructor was engaging.
Date published: 2020-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great introductory course Instructor was engaging and kept the presentation moving along at an easy pace to follow. Content was at the right level - meaningful and apropos, but not overwhelming. I would certainly watch additional lectures from this professor.
Date published: 2020-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great introduction - would love to learn more Very well structured and delivered lecture. Good pacing and helpful highlighting of essential take aways for me as a learner. It made want to see more examples from other cultural sources, maybe as a contrast to the main example Blanche on several key points. I would also certainly not object to some intermitted played out lines or gestures to enliven the content and drive home the point that is being made. Look forward to a full course. Thank you!
Date published: 2020-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absorbing Course I really like the professor and the content. She is engaging, specific, yet nicely concise. I find her instruction authoritative and approachable. I took away a good framework for approaching my own characters.
Date published: 2020-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Engaging. Informative. Insightful. Those are the adjectives I would use to describe this pilot lesson.. As a non-actor, I was fascinated by the process of how and actor goes about getting into the a role of a character. The material was also clearly delivered and well-presented. The teachers's delivery was spot on as well. I would love to see her do more pilots or even present a whole course on acting.
Date published: 2020-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pilot! Learned a lot. Thought-provoking and entertaining. Want the course to continue!
Date published: 2020-10-25
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Character Analysis for Actors
1: Character Analysis for Actors

Professor Mortimer introduces you to the Stanislavski-based character analysis process. This process is one of the first steps in becoming a skillful actor who can move an audience by fully and truthfully creating the illusion of life on stage or screen.

27 min