The Need For An Actor To Create Association With A Role To Bring About An Authentic Performance As Illustrated By Constantin Stanislavski, In His Book, An Actor Prepares
Stanislavski stresses the importance in An Actor’s Prepared, chapters 12 and 15. This is to help portray a sympathetic and realistic portrayal of characters. Stanislavski (266) discusses the “three movers of our psychic life” in Chapter 12. These “inner motives” are the feelings, mind and will. These forces work together to empower you to act and think creatively. Feelings are what allow actors to connect and connect with a script or character. They also help the audience connect and connect with an actor. The actor chooses to focus on what they imagine and to express the emotions that are essential for the performance. Willpower is completely dependent on how the actor approaches their material to maintain interest. In order to be realistic, actors must have a desire to perform.
The “super-objective” is discussed in Chapter 15, which is the topic the playwright explores throughout the play. The theme associated with this “super-objective”, helps actors ground themselves and enhances character interaction. The theme gives actors something of a guideline to return to when they are feeling confused about their choices in acting. The Director explains what this theme means, saying that “that inner line of effort which guides the actor from the beginning until the end is the continuity of action. This through-line galvanizes the small units of the play to work towards the ultimate goal. Then, all of them serve a single purpose.” (Stanislavski 296.
The best actors can use their minds in the scenes that we have been assigned to feel and focus on the specifics of the lives of their characters. Will is the most difficult inner motive to master for me. We have already read the scene so many times that it’s hard to see it in a new light. In class, we were asked to imagine a circumstance that was not related to us. This helped us to view the script differently. This trick will come in handy for future rehearsals.