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By Robert Barton

Acting Reframes offers theatre and movie practitioners with a technique for utilizing Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) as a device to assist their practice.

Author Robert Barton makes use of the NLP method of illustrate a number of leading edge the way to support actors and administrators, including:

• decreasing functionality anxiety

• allowing clearer communication

• intensifying personality analysis

• stimulating innovative practice session choices.

The writer additionally indicates how NLP can used along different easy education structures to enhance ways to practice session and performance.

The e-book indicates using NLP to the reader in a playful, inventive and simply available sort that's established to permit solo learn in addition to staff paintings. The textual content bargains a number of attractive routines and huge research of language styles utilized in functionality. it's a resource for reinforcing communique among all theatre practitioners in education, productions, and everyday life open air the theatre.

Acting Reframes offers actors a richly worthwhile method of aid them strengthen all features in their craft.

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Pick some athletic or dance moves which are your favorites and stop to execute them before moving on. Stop and experience briefly the most intense emotional expe27 ACTING REFRAMES rience of the last few days, then shake it out. If in a group, wander around making some kind of physical contact, hand shakes, hugs, high fives, chest bumps, some kinesthetic connection with everyone in the room. ) Kinesthetics’ self-descriptions Okay, I admit it. I live all over the place. I need a lot of room. People tell me my gestures can be dangerously broad.

I never see any progress until I know what my character looks like, clothes, favorite colors, hair, make-up and facial expressions. I need to visualize her before I can be her. I love to see the designs so I can get a vision of the whole show, so I love show-and-tell sessions. I look at magazines, paintings, people on the street. I gaze into the mirror and one day I see her! Next, I try to view the world her way. I try to see people and places the way she would. It also helps me to observe a performance by another actor in the role, not that I would ever copy someone else, but it is illuminating to be able to 47 ACTING REFRAMES picture every moment in the play.

I have a lot of trouble remembering verbal instructions. In fact, my mind wanders with too much verbal input. I would much, much rather read than be read to. Here are some of my favorite verbs: ‘see’, ‘look’, ‘focus’, ‘watch’, ‘show’, ‘picture’, ‘reveal’, ‘notice’, ‘appears’. I might talk about ‘perspective’ or describe something as ‘colorful’ or ‘clear’. If I take a class, I like to sit near the front, take neat notes, then do lists, graphs, and charts to help me review the material. I study best alone with no interruptions, thank-you.

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