Uta Hagen's Acting Class: The DVDs
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The DVD is not a technical help tool to show you how to warm up or prepare for a play a role or audition as I thought it would have been.
Instead it is a quite amazing thing because you will from the very first minute of the DVD walk straight into the HB Studio's classroom and view everything as if you were doing a sit in for a course you might be interested in.
One will then watch her students first get some instructions about each exercise that she has and then they will based on the chosen exercise go up on stage and play dialogues against each other. After some minutes she will stop the students and instead of telling them what they did wrong ask them If there is something they could criticize about what they just did, and why they believe it to be so?
After that the students have talked about their understandings she will fill in with her own and give a very honest answer to everyone. It is obvious that she knows what she is doing and her feedback is always based on how the students have reached the goal of the exercises or not.
I would say that it is worth buying if one is serious about acting but if one live close to NY I would say that you are better off saving those money and instead go down to her studio, the HB studio and use those money for classes!Read more ›
She heightens an appreciation of relationship, solitude, the nuances of small moments- which can generate much new thought in other fields, especially teaching.
As a teacher, she demonstrates the crucial quality all teachers should emulate: she is a colleague to her students, sharing in the discoveries, alive & curious, humble and vivacious.
What a great complement to the murky psychological pretensions of The Method.
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I bought this at the suggestion of a friend to add more 'physicality' to my writing (I'm not an actress), but I found the lessons entertaining and enlightening. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Anna Erishkigal
From the reviews, it was just what I had expected. Chalk full of info and was great to be able to feel as though you were a part of the class! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Brittany Dixon
Uta Hagen dedicated her life and work to the development of the actor
she trained generations of actors
her commitment was complete
A great lady of theater