Characterization

"It is our conviction that if souls were visible to the eye we would clearly see the strange fact that each individual of the human species corresponds to some species of the animal kingdom; and we would easily recognize the truth, scarcely perceived by thinkers, that from the oyster to the eagle, from the pig to the tiger, all animals are in man, and that each of them is in each man; sometimes even several of them at a time."  

Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

"Characterization" is an in-depth exploration of the images and rhythms that inform character. Concentrated Script-Analysis, sensory exploration of the 'animal(s)' and/or inanimate objects that help physically and rhythmically define the character. Avanced scene work

  • Text: Building a Character
  • Scenework: Two-person scene from plays with characters that stretch the actor to work outside his 'type'.
  • Exercises: Given Circumstances, Physicalizaiton, Imagination, Psychological Gesture.

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