Skip main navigation

The Reality of Doing

Johan Forslund shares information about an approach to acting, focusing on the "doing"

In this video, Johan talks about how to create truthful life by really doing something. Not pretending to do something, but actually simply doing it.

As a first exercise Johan asks us to close our eyes and:

  1. Choose a song, and sing it in our head.
  2. And then, while still singing, tapping every other syllable with our right foot.

If we actually did those things he asked us to do, instead of pretending to do them, then we’re approaching what Meisner calls “the reality of doing”.

This article is from the free online

Introduction to Acting

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now