One Thing


New day, new experience. First time shooting so early. Not thinking, my mind is clear. Started by a stream ended with this shot.

As Opposed to Method (Enter King Richard)

‘these are not words they are thoughts. Its not how the idea affects you its how it affects the audience’ 


I have been studying how I may compare
This prison where I live unto the world:
And for because the world is populous
And here is not a creature but myself,
I cannot do it; yet I’ll hammer it out.

I don’t need to think about following the stage direction at the start of this speech, ‘enter king Richard’ it seems somewhat straight forward. I do however want a simple unlock and direct entry.  Dissertation length pieces will not cut it when you have to walk and talk at the same time.

Nor I nor any man that but man is
With nothing shall be pleased, till he be eased
With being nothing. Music do I hear?

Richard goes through significant emotional turbulence to reach his conclusion. How do you speak it, and hit the emotional range required from start to finish?

I think it is simple. He has already worked out his conclusions before he started. The speech is retrospective. His issue with the question is not with reaching a conclusion. He has already arrived at an answer, that is his problem.

Speak, get the rhythm, you arrive at a sense of time. You have to do that for yourself. Answers here cannot be taught. Such things are not enough. Rehearsal and walk through are required.  If it does not work in the space you are in, it’s discarded you move on.

Richards situation makes such a processes raw and difficult. It ends then starts all over again.

Acting is life, life is acting. It is no more than to breath.

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