Chapter 03 The Actor

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An example of an actors nemesis is:

D. Stage fright

What are the two fundamental notions/approaches of acting?

C. Internal and external

The type of performing that asks the actor to experience the life of the character being played is

B. Internally

Actors who studies human behaviours from a broad range of historical periods,countries, and social classes, so as to apply them when creating characters from a variety of actors who mimic or imagine how his or her character should walk,talk or behave, using their imagination are said to demonstrate a technique of the ______ mode of acting.

A. Inspirational

What is "the method"

B. A realistic american acting style derived from the russian actor-director konstantin stainislabsky’s self proclaimed system and made popular by Lee strasberg in New York.

Why did the Greek actor polus, when playing the role of Electra, bring the ashes of his dead son onstage with him?

B. He wanted to cry real tesrs lamenting the "death" of his characters brother showing internal acting.

Who maintained that the actor should be an "unmoved and disinterested onlooker" and imitate emotion rather than feel it?

B. Denis Diderot

Today the best method of acting

C. Is an integration of both forms- internal and external acting

The term used for the technical skills needed for professional acting, focusing primarily on the voice and body is


What description best characterizes our current relationship to virtuosity.

It is making a comeback since the heyday of the Method in the mid-twentieth century.

The actors instrument is his or hers

C. Body and voice, the compete self.

The paradox of acting is that

What alternate meaning of "presence" explains the power of the actor beyond virtuosity?

D. The projection of an aura of magic and the divine

Which faculty keeps the actor within established bounds and at the same time ensures artistic agility?


The current demand for more external form of acting reflects

B.the postmodern world of social media,big data,endless stream of information and sensation.

Konstantin Stanislavsky, founder of the Moscow art theatre (1898) said "you must live the life of your character on stage." Which style of acting does this statement describe most closely?

The internal mode of acting

Stanislavsky’s system stresses the actors work with zadacha which refers to

B. The characters "problem" or "goal" that is, what the character desires to achieve

Most professional auditions consist of performing two minute contrasting monologues from plays

In his first published work,Stanislavsky states that the "prime task" of the actors is to "create the

A.inner life of the character

Which of the following does the director not typically look for in an audition

D. Personal history that exactly matches that of the character

"Blocking" refers to

A. Stage movements

Directed stage actions that are precisely scripted physical behaviours worked out in blocking are called

B. Stage business

The term "subtext" refers to

C. A characters unspoken and undescribed goals.

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