Sunday, January 1, 2017

Lesson 7 Free Online Acting School Help for Actors 2017 Edition

Free Help For Actors - Lesson 7 of the Free Acting School

Now it is time to prepare yourself to act. After you selected two monologues to perform on camera from this link http://www.freedrama.net/small1a.net then answer the following questions in the blog comments below.



Which character in the monologues is most like you?


What character is most like you Free Acting School Part 7


When you pick a character, ask yourself the following:

What do you like about the character?

What is similar between you and that character?

Do you know someone else who is like the character?

Do you have a personal experience that helps you understand this character?

Think about why the character is the way he/she is. What made them the way they are? Make up a "back story" or history of the character. Where did they come from? What do they like and dislike? How old are they? What do they dress like?

I once heard an actor say they always decide what that character might have for breakfast and that helps them figure the character out.

There are no wrong answers. The important thing is to learn as much as possible about the character before performing the character.

Post in the comments below your answers to the questions above.

You must then respond to another actor in the blog discussion below.  Your interactions MUST be positive :) ***

ACTING TIP FROM STELLA ADLER: "The actor has to develop his body. The actor has to work on his voice. But the most important thing the actor has to work on is his mind."
Post your replies to the above questions in the comments below.


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15 comments:

  1. the charecter i most liked is the captain from the "die and leave thee monoluge". because i can play the charecter alike me.
    no personal experience but a great mindset to play the part.

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  2. The characters I chose are most similar to my everyday lifestyles. I can definitely relate to them because they are more like my personality.

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    1. That's great, I choose that kind of characters too:)
      Good luck:)

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  3. I chose the Big Bad Wolf. I like his honesty and vulnerability.
    Some similarities include, being judged, being misunderstood, wanting acceptance and sometimes, you just want to be heard.
    I do know a couple people like The Big Bad Wolf.
    I have personal experiences that help me understand him and relate better. It reminds me of Highschool and then later on in my early 20's.

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    1. I'm sure you'll do great as The Big Bad Wolf!!!

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  4. In Forget About Me, I identify with the character. Although I am not depressed and I do not experience severe emotions like she does, I understand the feeling of your siblings "outshining" you. I actually have heard how my brothers could've "done it better" or even how they "already did it better." I do not know anyone who truly identifies with Moira, as even I do not, but I'm sure that there are people out there.
    Moira's Story: I haven't read the play, but this is my best guess: Moira is a teenage girl with an older sister who her parents favor. She pretends to be all smiley and nice, letting the pain of never feeling good enough consume her from the outside in. She has friends, but they never REALLY understand her. She is more liked and more beautiful than she thinks.

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  5. I really liked the monologue End of hurting and Alien goo.Alien goo's captian is really comic and i'll have fun while doing it

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  6. I choose not perfect child.

    I like about her...I actually don't know why I like her, maybe because she remind me of myself.

    Similiar thing between her and me is that I'm kind of not perfect child too.

    No, just me.

    Yeah, a very good one.

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    1. I can also relate to Not Perfect Child, not because I am the golden child, but it's because I'm the eldest and when my parents harp on me for my behaviour, they don't do it to my younger siblings.

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  7. i really enjoyed the all of the acting jobs and feel that they all did a magnificent job.

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  8. Who I can relate more to is Gabi in Angel's Wings as I have had experiences where I thought I was with the right person and then got my heart broken that I wished bad things on them, but then always remember sometimes as how it used to be with them. Though I have never thought the people I've been with I was truly in love with, but I have seen it and have seen it being stripped away from that one person. And I also know someone who is just like Gabi.

    I can see Gabi being the person who eats bacon and eggs in the morning once a week, wearing a dress or a decent outfit that doesn't consists of ripped jeans and t-shirts that show off her stomach, she cannot eat sugar as she doesn't like it, she would be considered in her late 20s, early 30s.

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    1. Somehow I always post my things after you and I noticed that you're one of few here who really takes their to post their answers, which shows that you're really taking this seriously. It also seems that you can relate to this character a lot, which means that your performance will be great, hopefully I would be able to see it on youtube or something.

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    2. *takes their time to post their answers*
      sorry :)

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  9. What I like about Jimmy from "Farting is Such Sorrow" monologue is that he is drunk and for actor that can be exciting thing to play, especially for the beginners, it may be hard as well, but I think that we should challenge ourselves in order to progress. Like Jimmy I'm not very close with my parents, it's not as extreme as in Jimmy's case, but still; like Jimmy (and Turk from "Hungry for Death" monologue) I also act driven by my emotions. Jimmy is nearly 17 and I'm 20, so I guess we are both teenagers. I don't drink like Jimmy does, but I know a lot of people like him. Someone close to me, just like Jimmy, found some bad friends and he has changed since then.
    Jimmy is nearly 18 years old drunk kid. He grew up with his alcoholic parents abused; he wasn't really close with his parents or anyone else so he distanced himself from everyone. fifth grade of elementary school he met some friends who introduce him into drinking and into life style of a "cool" teenage kid. As the problems at home wouldn't stop, he continued drinking and in time he found comfort in alcohol. In school he was becoming more and more popular, earning himself reputation of bad boy. He entered high school as this mysterious cool bad boy and it's only natural that he got himself attention from girls, one of which was Shelly. After a while they met and started dating, Shelly was Jimmy's new addiction and she kept him from drowning in alcohol; they were so much in love and Jimmy decided to give her ring as a promise that they would stay together forever. But Jimmy haven't replaced alcohol completely with Shelly, as the abusing and problems at home wouldn't stop, only growing, he continued drinking, slowly sinking in his addiction. When he got to second year of high school is when the play "Flowers in the Desert" starts. Jimmy likes his reputation of a cool kid (drinking involved) and he doesn't want to give up drinking because he doesn't want to come out as loser, but when he met Serge, who reasoned him, Jimmy decided to give up drinking for Shelly. Since Jimmy is cool bad and mysterious kid I see him in hoodies, T-shirt underneath it and black pants; with hood on his head, head down, hands in his pockets, but when he's drunk he's in mess.

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