Meet Your New Teacher
Kevin Spacey asks you to engage in the craft of acting in his first ever online class as he teaches you the approach that has won him two Academy Awards. The star of The Usual Suspects, American Beauty, and House of Cards teaches the practical techniques that have made him a stage and screen legend. Start your class today.
LESSON PLAN 01
Meet Kevin-your new acting teacher. In this lesson, Kevin shares why he?s excited to teach you the craft of acting, and what he hopes you will take away from his MasterClass.
Choosing a Monologue
Your choice of monologue can define your success. Through Kevin?s insightful critique, learn how to choose a monologue wisely.
Choosing a Monologue (cont?d)
A monologue is more than just words. Your performance can connect you to the audience, and make your character memorable. Kevin?s unique exercise in this lesson shows you why you have to be willing to let it hurt.
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Working with Text: Carving Out Words
How you choose to carve out words not only affects their meaning, but also their impact. Kevin uses Shakespeare?s Othello to teach you the proper use of emphasis.
Working with Text: Grounding a Monologue
Make it real. Learn how a task as mundane as packing a suitcase can breathe entirely new life into a scene.
Attack It a Different Way
?There?s a difference between knowing the words and knowing how to say them.? After this lesson, you?ll know the difference.
Give Them 50%
Treat this as an exercise in restraint. Kevin teaches you how to hold it in and pull the audience to you.
Varying a Performance
In this powerful lesson, you will learn how to abandon predictability and vary your performance to give it a new life.
Mask Work: Become Someone Else
?The craft of acting is to step into someone else?s shoes.? Kevin challenges you to see how far you can go when you literally cannot see yourself. Experience the freedom that comes from masking yourself.
Mask Work: Try It a Different Way
Sometimes taking a steep departure from who you think your character should be allows you to find out who they could be?.
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