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Helpful Acting principles by Eric Stone

Actors, unlike many other artists, never deliver a finished product. The work of the actor has to remain spontaneous, free and organic. Actors never carry their rehearsal onto the stage. All that matters on stage or in front of the camera is what goes on “at the moment” in terms of behavior and actions received or sent. This represents one of the most commonly misunderstood concepts in the craft and a source of recurring tension and dissatisfaction among performers. Acting is letting go. Continue reading

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Eric Stone performs Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s tale (Histoire du Soldat)

Track 02 Philippe Benichou Starring Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale

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One of my all-time favorite actors Gérard Philipe

Gérard Philipe in La Mort du Loup by Alfred de Vigny Continue reading

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“Off My Feet” Scene Study Technique by Eric Stone

“Off my feet” refers to the time an actor spends working on the scene before s/he actually “gets up” to rehearse it. More work is done on theme, understanding, plot, and readings of the work. The actor should aim at developing his or her own technique based on life experience, acting training, and personal intuition. All aspects of the above scene study technique will be explored in depth. It is required that you familiarize yourself with all the scene study vocabulary and distinctions in technique class. I highly recommended that you read Uta Hagen’s excellent book: RESPECT FOR ACTING. In addition to having been trained by Miss Hagen personally in New York City, I happen to believe that this is the best, most comprehensive reference book on the craft of acting. Continue reading

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Understanding Scene Study by Eric Stone

First approach…ground zero…read, study, relax, let the play speak to you. Do not impose your point of view or judge too soon what it is all about. Let it work on you. Try not to read as your character but instead without coloring or emotional input. Read it out loud and with your partner as m Continue reading

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Eric Stone Acting System

ERIC STONE STUDIO ACTING SYSTEM The Eric Stone Studio System is an organic and innovative approach to teaching the craft of acting. The strength of the approach is that it is entirely tailored and focused on training the individual as … Continue reading

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