Acting and Improvisation


Acting and Improvisation

Acting and Improvisation

Acting and Improvisation go hand in hand. Many schools of Acting claim to be improvisational yet restrict Actors during acting. There is a skill in being able to achieve Improvisation in acting. There is both comedic and dramatic improvisation.

Let’s break down the topic and training of Improvisation in acting.

Some Main Quotes from this Acting Article:
“Improvisation often is meant by having no lines.”
“Improvisation of lines is different than Improvisation of Behavior.”

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BEING Before DOING is key in acting!

Improvisation of lines is different than Improvisation of Behavior.

It is key to understand that you want to open yourself up when being creative. You want to select an emotional range that can express itself from your authenticity.

Taking the ability to find your own improvisational techniques means being willing to adjust yourself to what works for you. Following others can be a great experience in learning but following what works for you will be an even greater experience.

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Acting an Improvisation is the right and the left hand of acting techniques. Putting both together and working with each other can amplify your life experiences when being creative.

You want to encourage yourself to do the BEING side of the work, which is the Emotional Preparation on the INTENT of the writer. Then train yourself with Improvisation techniques take the leap of faith into the unknown and the imaginary circumstances.

The Actors Imaginary World Awaits them only when they are Abling themselves to experience.

Definition of Acting and Improvisation:
Unprompted Response.
Any unprompted Response is Improvisation

Improvisation often is meant by having no lines. It is used to describe ad lib performances or acting. It is important to realize that there are several types of improvisation which include both scripted and unscripted.

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Scripted acting and improvisation style that includes unprompted responses being included in the acting. An unprompted response is an improvisation.

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Making unprompted responses relevant in acting means that you must connect to the other Actors or to the scene, so your responses stay grounded and connected to the acting work. It is easy to initially while learning improvisation to go off lines and outside of the circumstances initially.

It is important to be able to achieve connected work that is relevant to the acting part and to the written work of the scene. The truthfulness of the circumstances will come out when the improvisation in acting will include connecting the spontaneous to the reality.

When an Actor is doing improvisation, they are able to achieve a greater reality by adding spontaneity to their work and the work of the scene. Adding spontaneity to a scene takes being in the scenes circumstance and staying connected to the meaning and ideals of the scene.

Most writers are able to achieve some level of connectedness to the scene’s meaning. If an Actor achieves staying close to the writing of the script, they will be able to inject their acting and improvisation to the part.

The work in acting is the work of merging the scripted materials with all that happens during scenes. You want to achieve the realities that the Writer envisioned. In order to achieve the Writers intention, you need to be loose enough to be yourself, tight enough to follow their vision and impromptu enough to take in all the factors that happen during the scene.

Taking in as much as possible from the scene and being loose enough to stay responsive is the objective of good acting. You include the writer’s vision and remember that even with their words you can improvise.

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Acting and Improvisation

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Simon Blake has studied between 30 000 – 40 000 acting exercises and studied over 8-10++ thousand acting students work in acting. Studying their Emotional Preparation to their Spoon River Work. Studying every area of Meisner training work with well over 30 Teachers including himself.

“Learning Emotional Preparation for Musicians, Artists, Creator and Actors is incredible.  Applying Activated Emotion prior to doing is key!”

Simon Blake runs and operates the website which teaches Actors how to add Emotion to their acting.   Using improved acting techniques for Actors and Music.

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