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Acting Naturalism

January 19, 2005

Guy, Rebecca Silver_nugget
Acting Naturalism

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Becky Guy knows her stuff when it comes to acting. When you were working on a scene, she was right there in it with you, and could almost immediately pinpoint where you needed to work. She was brutally honest and got right to the point of the matter, when it came to scenework. I enjoyed the class and the atmosphere she created, except when it came to class discussion. I am of the school of thought that believes acting should be practiced, not discussed. But more often than the class liked (we often dozed off), she would go on tangents of acting theory and ideas. It never got us anywhere, and regardless of how many things she said that were quotable, they didn't make us better actors. All in all, she's got the eye of a great director and instantly understands character, but if you're in it for just the acting, be prepared for a lot of nonsensical discussions of pretentious ideas on the "craft".

Workload:

Memorization and rehearsal of lines outside of class. She expects everyone to arrive on time, memorized, with props/costumes, ready to rehearse. However, when it came to grading, I will agree with another reviewer that she graded based on personality, because the grades were arbitrarly given and completely uneven.

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