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Old April 2 2013, 07:31 AM   #39
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Re: Stunned!

Yeah. One of my college directors was a big believer in Stanislavsky, so we didn't get along well. I only did one of his shows. Method was centered on sensory recall of a personal experience. If a character is grieving a death, the actor might use the death of a relative or pet as the inspiration.

I did use Method once though. I played General Grant suffering a hangover at Appomatox. I'd never had a hangover at the time, so at the weekend theatre party I got absolutely smashed and had a beauty of one for next day's rehearsal. And there was a bumping heads moment in the scene.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity!
--Men in Black (1934)

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