Category Archives: LIFE PROCESSES

That Visceral Process … ‘Acting’

Tweet  An experienced and capable actor once said to me “Acting is such a visceral process you can’t really explain it or control it, you just have to trust it!!” This thought excites the imagination and stimulates the acting juices.  … Continue reading

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Acting Vs Golf

Tweet  “BUGGER!!!  I MISSED.” “Don’t worry about it!” says golf professional Travis  Harrison reassuringly.  “If you worry about what’s gone wrong you become reactive and try to fix problems.  Don’t try and fix problems, practice the things you know you … Continue reading

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High Performance Skills

Tweet  Actors and Athletes have many things in common.  They both have to master specific skills and cope with public performances.  Frequently their performances are one-off opportunities that continue in real time under pressure. Skill testing is one of the … Continue reading

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YOU’VE GOT TO OWN IT!!!

Tweet  There has been much talk in classes of late about the importance of taking charge of your performance.  The kind of issues discussed are … There is no character – there’s only YOU so trust YOUR decisions. If you … Continue reading

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OVER COMPLICATIONS CREATE PROBLEMS

Tweet  In life it generally takes us a second or less to respond to someone in an ordinary conversation. If we can do it that quickly it can’t be terribly complicated.  In life conversations must be quite simple. Therefore, if … Continue reading

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The Value of Persistence

Tweet Max Middleton was always gently determined.  That determination delivered an enormously successful career – sixty-eight exhibitions over sixty-six years.  His determination and persistence enabled him to do the things he wanted to do and he did them all his … Continue reading

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THE VALUE OF A FUNCTIONAL FORMULA

Tweet  The Rehearsal Room has many simple formulas that have been evolved through trial-and-error and are practically based on past experience.  And the following explains why they work so well … Psychologists have done a lot of work on this … Continue reading

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CONTRASTS IN STYLE

Tweet  ‘Rust and Bone’ is an exhilarating example of the filmmaker’s craft.   A compelling story with adventurously refreshing cinematography, a fabulous sound track and excellent performances all making this film worth seeing. And for those who think that acting is … Continue reading

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‘LIFE PROCESS’ – FIVE: Feeling Good or Bad

Tweet  MAX SIMON has been doing really well over the last few weeks.  Three weeks ago the whole group agreed that his performance on that night was really good.  “It didn’t feel so good to me,” Max responded.  “I didn’t … Continue reading

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Emotion and Logic

Tweet  They are inextricably intertwined.  And the things that link them are often completely misunderstood. Some actors spend time observing their own emotional states.  However, they can’t take ‘objective’ notes of what they DO as a result of the emotional … Continue reading

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