Wednesday, February 11, 2009

ON ACTING: "Actor Pre-Judgment"

Actors who prejudge a character in performance, who choose to play “an asshole character”, or an “obscene whore character”--who adjudicate right and wrong of their character prior to and in their performance, thereby deciding in advance the character’s relative merits--overlook their primary actor-as-character task: to honestly advocate the complexity and contradiction of their character’s position and let the audience decide for themselves the character’s 'rightness' or 'wrongness, and, subsequently, the properness of their fate.


Post a Comment

<< Home