Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Being able to talk in class last week was a big change. At the beginning of the semester, I thought it was weird that we were in an acting class and never allowed to practice lines. Now I think it's so weird that we were able to. I wonder what Mr. Polanco was thinking- he probably was internally laughing at how terrible we were and how little we knew. I can't wait to hear what he has to say about dialogue sometime.
Class yesterday was very interesting. The new exercise that we are doing is not only challenging, but also a lot of fun. It is really difficult, atleast for myself, to be able to understand what the other people in my group are doing, and then adjust to the situation. The understanding isnt so difficult, it is the adjusting. I hope that we continue with the exercise because I really want to get better at it.
Although I now know that talking is only a very small portion of acting, I think that the combination creates a difficult scenario. In the future I know that I have plenty of room for improvement. While it is certainly true that acting requires concentration; I believe it also requires visualizing the audience's perspective in the sense that they are ultimately who is important. With this new understanding of the role of an actor, I think the future holds some potential for improvement.