The The Seven Pillars of Acting: Circumstance

By Sonya Cooke.

Published by The International Journal of Arts Education

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Article: Print $US10.00
Published Online: January 19, 2016 $US5.00

The Seven Pillars of Acting is a modern acting technique that spawns from the great teachings of Stanislavski, Meisner, Chekhov and Grotowski, to name a few. It seeks to connect the actor to authentic transformation, and one of the most important Pillars to ignite that transformation is the Pillar of Circumstances. Having done extensive research in my professional studio in Southern California, I have noticed how Circumstances can turn a novice into an embodied actor. I aim to describe the Circumstance Pillar and elucidate its power and presence in an actor’s craft.

Keywords: Acting, Acting Technique, Pedagogy, Education

The International Journal of Arts Education, Volume 11, Issue 1, March, 2016, pp.29-37. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: January 19, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 531.154KB)).

Sonya Cooke

Owner and Head Teacher, The Actor's Studio of Orange County, Santa Ana, California, USA