Good evening, gentlepeople! I have returned from my unexplained, sudden and dreadfully long hiatus. There is so much to say and, thankfully, a decent amount of space to say it all in.
Dear California Alliance for Arts Education…
What Should Drama Teachers Do and Teach? And Why?
If drama teachers are not integrating psychology or mental health techniques into their lessons, then their students will be unaware of them. If these students are unaware of the benefits, then when they are dealing with overwhelming characters or stressful plays, they’ll be unable to deal with it healthily.
What Are The Connections Between Mental Health and Acting?
Mental health is integral in the process of acting training. They also work hand in hand, meaning that acting, if used the right way, can make progress towards mental health, and mental health-based exercises can help an actor stay sane in an unpredictable world. Another good relation between the two subjects is actors study the mind and soul of a character, while mental health specialists, or therapists, study the mind and soul of a human being.
Beverly’s Unhealthy Take on Acting:
Although the celebrity stories mentioned in the previous blog post may not be fully credible or true (only the actors and bystanders know the truth), we do learn about what outsiders argue on the way actors behave when given a role in a film/play.
Acting Is Unpredictable
Watch the classic film, East of Eden, and skip to the scenes where James Dean cries. “Oh,” you wonder, “Is he really crying?” James Dean is genuinely crying in those scenes because Elia Kazan, the director, taunted him with his unresolved relationship with his father (Schreiber).
Actors and scholars, good day! Here I am with an update…
Are you an actor who desperately needs guidance? Or a director, a drama teacher, playwright, etc. who yearns for inspiration? Well, don’t you worry, I created a list of books that will guide you down the right path!
Many of you are probably wondering who Stanislavsky is. I unfortunately assumed that my followers knew, at least, what he created. However, this is not the case, thus I am here to enlighten you all with valuable and historical information about a highly-esteemed artist!