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|Hepburn, Katharine It's a business you go into because you're an egocentric. It's |
a very embarrassing profession. - Hepburn, Katharine If you give an audience a
chance they will do half your acting for you. - Hepburn, Katharine I never said all
|ACTORS Li' ACTING Q: Do actors need brains? A: If they can ... a sweater. Bette |
Davis. about jayne Mansfield. famous for her 40-inch bust There are only two
great actors in ... Alfred Hitchcock If you give audiences a chance they'll do half
|In fact, if the audience saw the movement and heard the word cold, nothing else |
need concern you, your next speech might already begin or ... single speeches,
that stupid gap between cues and that monotony of stress in the dialogue, that
does so much to take the life out of plays. To the victim of a long run Y play
has run a year and a half now, and you are beginning to pity yourself very hard. ...
No doubt it would be better to enjoy the chance of many characters and many
|An Actor's Life Garry O'Connor ... and greeted by another laugh as the audience |
immediately recognizes the theme: "If they pay me enough my memory might ...
Immediate question to be raised: what about the audience who, unlike me, has
not been carefully raking over the live ... How do they manage to respond so
patently with affection and recognition to this extraordinarily autobiographical
performance? ... Give them half a chance and they'll chase you out through the
stage door .
|Diagrams are at right I disclosed the "spirit message," they were half inclined to |
believe something supernatural had ... If you work that stunt before your entire
audience you can do it only once. To do ... Naturally, action is too fast for dupe to
follow; actor will see to that Rubbing palm on trousers (inset) will generate static
electricity that will make pen or pencils adhere noose. ... Save this for last, when
you have your audience convinced you're a mystifier, and chances are they won't
|Up to this point, you haven't given any handouts to your audience. Earlier they |
would have distracted from your talk. ... At this stage, you use this to make your
offer tangible and to create action. ... When you are asking for action, you want to
create the feeling that everyone is acting. ... because, if they fill it out and turn it in
right away, they get tickets to a special personal coaching session after your
speech. This sheet makes it clear what you want the audience to do. ... This is a
|They also want people to recognize their talent; but most importantly, they want to |
get hired and get a paycheck. ... This does not mean you should approach the
audition as though you have no chance of being hired because of your lack of
experience. ... “If you don't make an impression on me, you certainly won't make
one on an audience that I care about”—Jeremy ... Hour and half-hour programs,
which are respectfully called episodics and sitcoms,hire every week to fill guest
|When you chance to have a good picture, why not give it to your regular patrons, |
who have spent so many dollars viewing ... We did. It was the announcement that
"The Covered Wagon" could be seen in a foreign show house at $1.65 per. ... No
one appreciates the long-suffering public and cares to meet it half way — so it
seems. ... only $15,000 a minute — which the public" will pay after awhile. It sure
seems a shame to destroy these actors. If they ... The audience has no protection.
|you are talking about size, spread your arms; if passionate about a point, pound |
the table; if you are being derisory about someone's ... This is when audiences'
attention is at its height. • Pause. This paces your talk, gives you a chance to think
and an air of authority. • Use visual aids sparingly. They should illustrate facts or
act as signposts; if they merely repeat what you are saying, drop them. ... The
most natural way to hold your hands (though it does not feel natural) is by your
|Ifyou areamorning person, getup andwork on your assignments and exam |
preparation.Inthe evenings you can read more widely andprepare for seminars.
... are costly because they not only take up time, but they waste the
timebeforeand immediatelyafterthe interruption as you need to ... so
presentationsshould be slower than conversations to give the audience the
chance to take in what you are saying.