“What Are Some of the Telltale Signs of a Bad Actor?” that 10 things should be avoided by a good actor. It has been suggested that the same applies to violin performance. They are:Marcus Geduld (Artistic Director of Folding Chair Classical Theatre, NYC) pointed out in his
1.Emotional armor: don’t be afraid of showing vulnerability. Good example: Bryan Cranston in "Breaking Bad".
2.Pushing: acting works better when actors pursue goals rather than try to emote.
3.Lack of confidence: an actor must be confidently vulnerable.
4.Discomfort with language.
5.Discomfort with your body.
8.Pre-planning: The point of preparation is to make your mind as ready as possible to be unleashed rather than sticking to the plan no matter what happens.
10.Don't warm up.
Finally, he said that good actor has one or more of these traits: smart, having great taste, sense of timing and a sense of humor, being collaborative, extremely hard-working, humble (not divas), generous, inventive, playful and adventurous.
True or fales: all these points are applicable to violin performence.
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