Larry Moss and Given Circumstances redux

One of the talents you need is to be able to break down a script and identify facts that the writer gives you that help you understand your character, what each scene is about, and what the whole script is about. These given circumstances may make you emotional when you read them, and that’s important, […]

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Larry Moss and Given Circumstances

I read a fantastic excerpt from Larry Moss’ “An Intent to Live”, where he talked about Given Circumstances, using Chekhov’s Treplyev (”The Seagull”) as an example. Moss writes with so much intensity and conviction – he’s a pleasure to read. One of the young kids in my acting class presented a Treplyev monologue this term […]

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