Plus Pilots: Character Analysis for Actors

Rated 5 out of 5 by from This video provides an introduction to acting which I found useful. The play she chose was A Street Car Named Desire, which I have never seen. But I see the utility of her approach in evaluating acting in other plays of which I am familiar. Though it may be naive to point out that Hamlet has both internal and external blocks to attaining his objectives, I find the obvious oftentimes a useful starting place, a bedrock to return to, a place to organize your thoughts.
Date published: 2021-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Encourage to journey deeper into what an actor give a great performance.
Date published: 2021-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ready For the Full Course It is sad to have to stop listening after lecture 1. This is a course I have been waiting for Great Courses to create. The subject matter is very complete and clearly explained. I will look eagerly every month for this course. Do you know when the full course will be in yet?
Date published: 2021-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Make this a class please! Both the content of this intro and the instructor are excellent. The professor shared important information in an engaging way useful for aspiring actors, writers, & a general audience alike. Additionally, she made the very important point that the "radical empathy" technique utilized by actors represents a useful "life skill" as well. Would love to see this pilot developed into a full course!
Date published: 2021-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique and Much Anticipated Content The pilot lecture content and presenter held my attention such that I believed only five minutes elapsed and found myself shouting aloud Encore! Encore! The self exercise of imagining a favorite actor coupled with the inward/outward Stanislavski method brings me to my Michael Corleone request; now I want you to make this lecture available in no less than 24 episodes...or I will make you an offer you can’t refuse...my undying loyalty to GreatCourses Plus. I believe this course would allow me to better immerse myself and critique films through character analysis. Please make it happen!
Date published: 2021-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Make this a course! This has great content not just for acting but even character development in writing. I would love to see more acting courses on great course and this fills a much needed gap. It's easy to follow and uses great examples. I would love to see more like this
Date published: 2021-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't wait This will fill a great void in the course content.
Date published: 2021-01-22
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
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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