This project report examines the utilization of the psychophysical techniques of F. M. Alexander and Konstantin Stanislavski in overcoming singer and actor blocks to freely and truthfully realize a role as applied to the creation of the character of Sara Jane Moore in the musical play Assassins, by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, and produced by California Repertory Company on September 27-0ctober 20, 2007.
Chapter 1 focuses on the tools specific to the Alexander Technique in making better choices in one's "Use" of the body and voice and to Stanislavski's "system," which consciously stimulates the organic, natural state of the subconscious, or "The Creative State." Implementation of these techniques allows for the attainment of "living the part" in truth and ease.
Chapter 2 details the application of these techniques employed in overcoming both internal and external obstacles in the creation and realization of the role.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Sondheim, Stephen, Weidman, John|
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