CHAPTER 3

Three Brains to Build and Balance

Acting isn’t something you do. Instead of doing it, it occurs. If you’re going to start with logic, you might as well give up. You can have conscious preparation, but you have unconscious results.

—Lee Strasberg

Imagine you are the director or creator of a movie or stage play. In this movie you have a lot of actors you can use, of different types—some suited to tragedies, others to comedies—all impressive and great at their specific job. You, the director, are also in control of the music that sets the theme for the emotions you want your audience to feel. You can change the imagery, camera angles, the backdrops, and the scenery. The most important thing for you is to decide what type of director ...

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