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August 1996, Week 5


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Chris Worsnop <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 28 Aug 1996 10:36:51 -0400
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One of my pastimes is acting. I don't mean in movies, but on the stage, both
professionally and in community theatre.
I used to think I was a natural actor, but I have worked with enough
different directors to know that I still have an awful lot to learn (and I
have been acting on stage for 40 years)
The thesis that acting is an attribute rather than a learned thing to me is
a dangerous one. I have shared stages with people who believed in their own
talent to the extent that they were unable to do anything on stage except
Being able to act well demands humility as well as confidence. The two chief
virtues of the stage are self discipline and teamwork. Unfortunately, the
star system often mitigates against these qualities, promoting petulance and
arrogance instead.
Chris M. Worsnop
Consultant, speaker, workshop leader
Assessment, writing, media education
2400 Dundas Street West
Unit 6, Suite 107
Ontario, Canada
L5K 2R8
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