Finding inspiration elsewhere

Drama schools encourage their students to seek inspiration through teaching a variety of techniques, including workshops based on practitioners such as Stansislavski and Laban as well as encouraging trips to galleries and the zoo.

By being open and interested in all that that surrounds you, characters and creativity emerge from places you could never had predicted. Through watching David Attenborough’s Life Story, BBC 1, the behavior of animals is beautifully captured. Characters emerge through animals’ instinctive, uninhibited behavior – animal studies. Learning about acting isn’t confined to the walls of a classroom, edge of a stage or seats of a cinema.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p026vg04

The Drop

Watch out for American crime drama, The Drop, which showcases James Gandolfini’s final appearance in a feature film.