Acting Season 1

Season 1

Acting Season 1

First Air Date: August 28, 1987

First Aired on    :   1987
Episodes    :   5 episodes



Episodes

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1x05 Janet Suzman: On Acting in Shakespearean Comedy (August 10, 1990)



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1x04 Brian Cox: On Acting in Shakespearean Tragedy (August 17, 1990)


Brian Cox leads a group of young actors in a workshop exploring techniques in performing Shakesperean tragedy, using Macbeth and Titus Andronicus as example texts.


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1x03 Simon Callow: On Acting in Restoration Comedy (September 11, 1987)



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1x02 Jonathan Miller: On Acting in Opera (September 04, 1987)



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1x01 Michael Caine: On Acting in Film (August 28, 1987)


Michael Caine teaches the art of movie acting to five young actors, who perform scenes from Alfie (1966), Deathtrap (1982) and Educating Rita (1983). He talks about how to perform in close-ups and extreme close-ups. He warns about the continuity dangers of smoking cigarettes or fiddling with props. He talks about screen tests, special effects men who are cavalier about your safety and speaking to someone who is off camera. The movie camera is your best friend and most attentive lover, he says, even though you invariably ignore her. The art of movie acting can be summed up in one word: relax!