Joyce Carol Oates saw Blonde, her epic novel interrogating the legend of Marilyn Monroe, as ‘my Moby Dick’. Mel Campbell celebrates Oates’ achievement, in the lead-up to the Netflix adaptation.
Living rough to prepare for a role. Abusing fellow actors to provoke an ‘authentic’ response … It’s easy to ridicule the Method but the truth of this approach to acting is far more complex.
Nicolas Cage has been in over 100 productions. In his most recent films, he is showing some of the finest acting of his career.
While many actors may aim to fully “become” their character with the use of “method acting” it seems there is a serious misunderstanding of the term and what its founder actually had in mind.
Theatre and audiences are slowly beginning to share the same airspace again. We are freshly conscious of breath, but it has always been intimately linked with the dramatic arts.
Director Alfonso Cuarón’s gamble on a non-professional has paid off. But how do amateur actors fare once the end credits have rolled?
TV acting has evolved from the early performances of actors like William Hartnell. It’s a more subtle craft and quite different from stage acting.
Apes on film once wore monkey suits but today’s actors are drawing on techniques of method acting to bring complex, motion captured simian characters to life.