In the NYC Vazquez Acting School you will study Meisner technique. Many American acting teachers inspired by Stanislavski broke off with Strasberg, believing his method was not an authentic adaptation of Stanislavski’s system. Sanford Meisner, another Group Theatre pioneer, believed the method was far too focused on the internal workings of the actor, and that acting should be “outside in” rather than “inside out”. His ideas came to be called the Meisner technique, and he advocated… Continue ReadingRead More
We study the Stanislavski approach at the NYC Vazquez Acting School. Stanislavski found faults with an experienced-based approach early on, noticing that users and abusers of techniques such as effective memory were prone to hysterics. For this and other reasons he shifted the focus of his system to rely upon imagination, which the actor can use to portray things they haven’t even experienced. This remains a fundamental distinction between the System and Strasberg’s method, and… Continue ReadingRead More
In the NYC Vazquez Acting School you will learn the “The Method” traces its origins to the “system”, as formulated by Constantin Stanislavski. Stanislavski’s philosophy was a part of the theatrical realist movement and based on the idea that great acting is a reflection of “truth” conveyed both internally and externally through the actor. Stanislavski set out to convey “truth” through a more human system of acting, which would encourage an actor to build a cognitive and emotional… Continue ReadingRead More
Lee Strasberg developed and clarified Stanislavsky’s theory that an actor uses his past experience of life to place them in designated areas of the script and scenes to create reality in the role. Stella Adler believed that the role is created from the story of the playwright, or screenwriter. Meisner believed that true acting comes from listening to the other actor like we do in life. All of these theories are true, but Strasberg’s method… Continue ReadingRead More
Performers are a unique breed. Why do we act? I started imitating actors of popular TV shows in the early sixties, then loved entertaining high school friends with jokes and such. I guess it lead me to acting because of a need to express myself, to get recognition, to validate my existence. Marlon Brando once said, “Actors are narcissistic people who indulge in some form of masochism.” We act because we want to express ourselves.… Continue ReadingRead More
New York acting classes teach you the art of the theater auditioning, i.e., the monologue. A monologue has to be done with different levels of emotional, transitions, stage movement and creating the place where you are. Good monologues engage the audience and has the actor talk alone on stage as if it is really happening to him. The forth wall goes up and the suspension of disbelief takes over. I prepare you to present yourself… Continue ReadingRead More
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