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Acting Teacher Jim Jarrett and the Meisner Technique

A black and white picture of acting teacher Sanford Meisner, sitting smoking a cigarrette.
Acting teacher, Sanford Meisner

In this video, Sanford Meisner’s last teaching protege, Jim Jarrett talks about the differences between the Method and The Meisner Technique, as well as the similarities.  It is important to note that what the general public thinks of as the “Method Technique” (living as their character would, dressing as their character, learning their skills, etc.) is actually the research many actors do for their roles.  The actual Method Technique is built on emotional memory and exploring your past.  In contrast, Meisner teaches that the most important aspect of learning how to act is to use your child like imagination, and build on that.  ★ MEISNER TRAINED TEACHING SERIES: ★ http://bit.ly/meisnertrained WEBSITE: http://themeisnertechniquestudio.com

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