Action Problem: Imaginary Exercises

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Assignment: [Action ProblemImagination]
An action is a causal explanation of the way in which the action proceeds and the effect it produces. Action shows the human behaviour and its subjective meaning.The individual performing the action is not passive but active and reactive.
Imaginary exercises create an essential part of our inner self through imaginary situations.They engage our will and give us a drive through different circumstances to bring out the best in our performance.They prompt our imagination and a range of actions.They also give us an inner structure because we link all the things we want through the action.
In this way Imaginary Exercises help us to access and release emotions.They also enable us to react spontaneously to other
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I get up for a moment and the other actor gestures towards me to go back to sleep and he is going out for a party with his girlfriend. Little did I realize as I fall back to sleep that he has stolen my wallet to treat his girlfriend and taken my mobile so that I do not call and shout at him , in case I get up from my sleep. I was the passive partner who had no dialogue, no action and not much movement to display. Consequently in an action problem they may appear two actors but the role of only the active partner is prominent.
Every actor must have an inner obstacle which is the inner conflict. It helps to overcome the problem and fight against it while enacting a scene or a situation.
The first step in enacting an action problem is to understand the problem and the character as well as you know yourself. You should keep your memories and anecdotes ready at the back of your mind as a reference.
The second step would be to do a bit of research through the Internet or visiting museums, art or photo galleries.This helps to fill the mind with images and
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One must have a life on stage. There should be a reason for walking or talking and even for not walking or talking i.e passivity. This means that there should be a strong justification for any action or inaction on stage.
One should not only give light and shade but also depth to a character. An actor should not focus on how to say the lines but on what he or she should be feeling and emoting. This allows an actor to be free and truthful while performing an action problem.
In comparison , in an imaginary exercise, the props are imagined as also the characters. There is generally a single actor enacting out the imaginary exercise and the exercise has an urgent intention whereby meaning that the role or scene has to be enacted quickly without much pause or deliberation.
In conclusion, both action problem and imagination exercises combine imagination with observation. They help to pay attention to the minutest of details. It also helps to improve the skills of improvisation. Both help to improve the imagination and thought

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