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Title:Acting and Directing With the Aid of Music and Sound (Israel, United States)
Author(s):Kedem, Ari
Department / Program:Theatre
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract:This is a new technique in the instruction of acting and directing. The technique was founded by Ari Kedem in Israel in 1962. It continued to evolve in Israel until 1972. At that time, Mr. Kedem moved to the United States where he continued to investigate and develop his technique.
Special classes were initiated at the University of Miami and at the University of Illinois for the specific purpose of investigating this technique and comparing its effectiveness to the effectiveness of other techniques. Professional theatre people observing the results of the technique unanimously agreed upon its effectiveness.
Every student of the technique must approach its study with maturity, open-mindedness and sensitivity in order to achieve results.
The technique is based upon six steps: awareness, reception, digestion, honesty, concentration and control. Music is used as the key factor in achieving those six steps.
The Red Line is an imaginary line conceived to help clarify the dichotomy between the personality of the actor and the personality of the role he is going to play.
Self control is the most important element in mastering the technique. This includes the actor's control of himself per se, as well as his control of himself while acting his role. The goal of the technique is the attainment of such a degree of control that the actor is able to lose himself in the personality of the character he is playing, and then is able to return completely to his own personality when the performance is over.
Issue Date:1984
Description:139 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8422096
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-16
Date Deposited:1984

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