The central or innermost part, the ‘heart’ of anything.

‘the little plot of ground in the very core of a capital’

This word means the essence of what you need to be in front of the camera – the seed. The source, the beginning, the base from which you let us see you. We can also call it our centre. This ‘core’ has to be developed first before one adds accents, character work, motion capture technique etc.

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Contrary in nature, character, or tendency; the converse of a fact. diametrically different; having or expressing a contrary view, argument, etc.

Ariel is the extreme opposite of Caliban.

Opposites always serve us well in acting. It allows us to ask a most useful question that expands the work – what is the opposite of this?

Aristotle, in his Poetics, defines peripeteia as "a change by which the action veers round to its opposite, subject always to our rule of probability or necessity." ... Aristotle says that peripeteia is the most powerful part of a plot in a tragedy along with discovery.

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The fact of awareness by the mind of itself and the world.

‘consciousness emerges from the operations of the brain’

We talk of proper practice or deliberate practice when we are in acting class. Consciousness is a key element to have while participating – while practicing. The old adage of - how do you get to Carnegie Hall? practice, practice, practice - doesn’t hold up as one needs to have proper practice – which includes consciousness.

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