Acting Essays

An Acting Critique of Legally Blonde the Musical

An Acting Critique of Legally Blonde the Musical On Friday night, May 3rd at & p.m., my mother and I attended the opening night of Legally Blonde in the Buena P.A.C. I must begin by saying that I am slightly biased towards one of the actors who just so happens to be my sister, so the roles of Chutney, the girl who accidentally murdered her father, and a Delta Nu sister have never been played more perfectly in my eyes….

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Diary Entry for a Shakespearian Actor

I got up at 7.30 this morning, which is earlier than I usually do. Last nights play finished early because of an accidental fire and I got to go to bed early. It was a nice day to perform a play. The sun was out but there was a nice layer of clouds to just cool the air. It was a Friday today and I had been doing plays every day of this week. I hardly have anytime to go…

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Reaction Paper Adarna

Ibong Adarna, with its mysterious and unknown author but remarkable plot, is credited as one of Philippines’ greatest work of literature ever written in the country. It is one of the must-see or must-read literary pieces like Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, which students are required to experience in order to appreciate Filipino creativity and to communicate good values. Ibong Adarna has greatly impacted many of the readers due to its fairy-tale-like and adventurous storyline. It was originally…

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A Place I Would Like to Visit

A place I would like to visit. There are a lot of wonderful places I wish to visit. However, most of all I would like to visit Hollywood and I have many reasons to do. So if my rich uncle offered me a trip, it would be great. Because I really want to see how the films are made, meet famous actors and actresses and just have a good time. Firstly, Hollywood is famous place for making films there. For…

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Using Research (eating Christmas in the Kalahari) Explain How Social Actors Give Meanings to their Actions Through Social Interactions.

Using research (eating Christmas in the Kalahari) explain how social actors give meanings to their actions through social interactions. Also consider how this can lead to cultural misunderstanding. In ‘Eating Christmas in the Kalahari’ Richard Lee kills an Ox for Christmas dinner. Richard kills a big ox for the tribe to eat on Christmas but instead of being greeted with the tribe saying well done for killing such a big ox like he clearly expects he is greeted with tribesmen…

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Brecht and Stanislavski Notions of Acting

Bertolt Brecht and Constantin Stanislavski are regarded as two of the most influential practitioners of the twentieth century, both with strong opinions and ideas about the function of the theatre and the actors within it. Both theories are considered useful and are used throughout the world as a means to achieve a good piece of theatre. The fact that both are so well respected is probably the only obvious similarity as their work is almost of complete opposites. Stanislavski was…

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Acting Through the Ages

The art of acting has evolved in many ways over its lifetime and continues to evolve to this day. Acting first originated in Greece in the 6th century BC with the Greek tragic actor Thespis being widely regarded as the founder of the profession. This is why, to this day, actors are often referred to as thespians. Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, defined acting as ‘the right management of the voice to express various emotions ‘ and declared it to be…

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