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How Can I Develop A Physical Presence When I Am Acting On Stage?

Many actors in the history of stage and film have been strong physical actors, such as Stallone, John Wayne and Arnold Schwarzenegger. These are just some of the actors that have learned how to project characters physically, as well as emotionally. Actors who know how to move and express themselves physically in many different ways to create different characters has gone even deeper into their craft.

It is not simply a matter of walking differently or changing a facial expression to portray a feeling. You must inhabit the created physical world of the production in a physical way that is truthful and be able to do it before there are physical crutches like sets, props, costumes and make up. A great actor is one who has not only mastered the art of physical space and expression but can use it to reflect all other aspects of the instrument. Actors who can develop strong physical abilities are also more versatile. Being attractive and/or charismatic is certainly going to get you noticed, but it won’t give you a career into your sixties or seventies. By mastering physical expression and integrating it with the other aspects of the actors instrument an actor will find themselves working at more and more challenging roles.

The Maggie Flanigan Studio provides acting classes in NYC for serious actors. Find out more about meisner acting nyc at the studio website or read this article about acting instrument.

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