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The Actor's Online Resource Weekly practical and motivational podcasts of importance to actors. Supplement your acting classes, private study, or your reading with clear and concise talks about acting techniques and approaches that will make your work more interesting for you, your acting partners, and audiences. Subscribe here or via iTunes.

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The Actor's Online Resource Weekly practical and motivational podcasts of importance to actors. Supplement your acting classes, private study, or your reading with clear and concise talks about acting techniques and approaches that will make your work more interesting for you, your acting partners, and audiences. Subscribe here or via iTunes.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-04-16 18:02
last episode published
2014-03-16 20:48
publication frequency
32.39 days
Contributors
Eric Barr author  
ebarr92561@msn.com (Eric Barr) managing editor  
Eric Barr owner  
Explicit
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Number of Episodes
12
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Categories
Education Higher Education Performing Arts TV & Film Arts

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
16.03.2014

improv classes

Students in my acting classes know that when they do scene work the expectation is that they will rehearse and plan their work carefully to demonstrate that they can make and repeat good choices and give the impression that it is all happening for the ...
Eric Barr author
28.01.2014

TRUST YOURSELF

I am delighted that you have chosen to listen tomy NOTES ON ACTING podcasts ng but I hope you understand that my goal in providing these thoughtss isto help you learn your craft so you can listen to  and trust your own acting instincts.  to have a care...
Eric Barr author
21.12.2013

Stop Thinking and Nail That Audition: Wisdom from “The Dude”

If you have listened to my podcasts you know that I think you should be able to read a script carefully and pull out story and character clues to guide your work. You don’t have to be a scholar but you must be analytical and disciplined so you can find...
Eric Barr author
23.11.2013

mind over what doesn’t matter

[inevery day in our private and professional lives we are confronted with irritants and annoyances.  The problem with these things is that they are as sticky as superglue and if you engage them foreven a moment it is hard to get unstuck from them and t...
Eric Barr author
12.10.2013

Experience the Script, Not Yourself

Stella Adler said, “You have to get beyond your own precious inner experiences. I want you to be able to see and share what you see with an audience, not just get wrapped up in yourself. The actor cannot afford to look only to his own life for all his ...
Eric Barr author
11.10.2013

Stay Strong

If you listen to my Notes on Acting regularly you know that I haven’t added a new podcast in several months.  What you don’t know is that in April I developed an infection in my heart that caused several strokes. I was in a fight for my life and the st...
Eric Barr author
27.04.2013

Acting Classes with Guest Victor Chi

Victor Chi, this week’s Notes on Acting guest, is an actor based in Los Angeles, California. In this podcast, Victor shares his thoughts on taking acting classes once you arrive in Los Angeles or New York.  He looks at the different types of classes, e...
Eric Barr author
21.04.2013

Character is Behavior

You can create a character by building it from the ‘outside in’ by finding your walk, posture, and rhythms.  Or you can build it from the ‘inside out’ by determining how the character thinks and responds to people, places, and things. Or you can figure...
Eric Barr author
14.04.2013

More on Actor’s Research

To get inside a script, you need to read, brainstorm, research, and visualize. But sometimes you need more.  Since professions define who we are, you need to understand your character’s profession and learn as much about it as you can.  The best way to...
Eric Barr author
7.04.2013

Acting in the Age of Google

Before the internet existed, actors actually had to go to the library to do research.  They had to stand in line for the reference librarian and wait to make copies of articles and essays. As valuable as it was, just getting access to information put a...
Eric Barr author
31.03.2013

The Unbroken Line

Music is composed of notes and rests and has a clear beginning, middle, and end.  During the rests there is no sound but the piece doesn’t stop. The music unspools a beat at a time and the silences compliment the sounds and make them all the more effec...
Eric Barr author
25.03.2013

You Can’t Become Someone Else

Watching Daniel Day-Lewis play Abraham Lincoln, audiences felt like they were seeing the real man.  They felt that the actor had somehow turned the monument into flesh and blood. But the truth is that we don’t really know what Lincoln was like.  There ...
Eric Barr author