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An Actor Prepares
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. This is called solitude in public. During a performance, before an audience of thousands, you can always enclose yourself in this circle, like a snail in its shell. You can carry it wherever you go. As the Director teaches, he tries to encourage his students to fully embrace their roles onstage. He intimates that an actor in a performance is never more alone or more truly themselves. By allowing yourself to slip into a circle of personal intimacy, you can focus in the midst of an overwhelming audience.
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Never lose yourself on the stage. Always act in your own person, as an artist. The moment you lose yourself on the stage marks the departure from truly living your part and the beginning of exaggerated false acting. Therefore, no matter how much you act, how many parts you take, you should never allow yourself any exception to the rule of using your own feelings. To break that rule is the equivalent of killing the person you are portraying, because you deprive him of a palpitating, living, human soul, which is the real source of life for a part.