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Relationship

In this video, Johan speaks about the relationship to the other characters in the scene. What this means is how you feel about the other person and who they are …

Week Summary

In this first week I’ve tried to introduce a way of thinking that is really at the core of everything I have to teach, and everything that’s ever helped me …

The Definition of Acting

Ok. Here’s my answer. Or, rather, here’s Sanford Meisner’s answer. Meisner said that “the definition of acting is living truthfully under given imaginary circumstances”, and this is a definition that, …

Historical Overview

As mentioned in the last article, the method that has mostly influenced this course is the Meisner technique. To explain just what this means and to put it in context, …

Learning Outcomes and Target Audience

Welcome to Introduction to Acting! This course is open for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the acting process. I must confess, however, that I have designed it …

The Reality of 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 …

First Challenges

In this video, Johan presents one of the first challenges we’re faced with as we get ready to act. The first thing that happens usually is that we begin to …

Listening and Answering

In this video Johan talks about listening and answering to our scene partner as the key to truly being present. Putting our focus on the other person rather than on …

Teacher Introduction

My name is Johan Forslund, I’m a senior lecturer in acting at Luleå University of Technology and I will be your teacher in this course. I’m an actor trained at …

Am I Getting This Right?

What does it mean that something is working? Particularly if you’re working on a monologue in a room by yourself, it’s easy to start measuring yourself against some vague glorious …

Course Introduction

In this video Johan presents what the course is about and asks the question “What is acting?” Over the next three weeks you will be introduced to some basic principles …

On Stage

What is important to remember? In this video, Johan talks about actually being on stage acting. One of the most important things is to only do one thing at a …

Course Summary

Congratulations! Great job! You have now gone through all the steps of the acting process. In this course I’ve tried to present all the basic elements, as I see them, …

Where do we go from here?

In this video, Johan encourages us to always find ways to act and not wait for anyone else to give us permission. Find an acting class you can take right …

Summary

And we’re almost done. First we simply added the words to the preparation we had done. Meaning, just seeing what happens organically as you use the words of the text …