* WWWilde *
Oscar Wilde - "The Importance of Being Earnest" So, did you read the pages on "Body Breakdown"? Do you understand that according to Biomechanics school of acting, each part of your body is a prop? So, where is in Lady Bracknell?

Remember the moving points principle? If the center is in her breasts, this the main moving point, the focus, the rest of the body is to follow! Breasts go first in every movement, what is the next to follow?

Break this move into part two. In our case she was yelling (half-deaf) and the actor had to take a big breath (women do it in the cheast, men in the stomach -- Ben had to learn how to breath as a woman). So, the breast moves (almost as if a separate part of your body = prop), it grows, it take the body, because it is so powerful! The head and the scream are to follow -- this the breast TALKING!

* Monologue Study Pages: PreActing, Biomechanics, Method, BMplus * 2007

Lady Bracknell

2004: 2006
LADY BRACKNELL. Pardon me, you are not engaged to any one. When you do become engaged to some one, I, or your father, should his health permit him, will inform you of the fact. An engagement should come on a young girl as a surprise, pleasant or unpleasant, as the case may be. It is hardly a matter that she could be allowed to arrange for herself . . . And now I have a few questions to put to you, Mr. Worthing. While I am making these inquiries, you, Gwendolen, will wait for me below in the carriage.

Scene-interview with Jack

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Be consistant! Once you established YOUR rules, you can't break them. I had to stop Ben from turning his head first, because the breast turns first -- and only then the head! I asked all actors to aknowledge the breast as the super-power. I even asked Jack to talk to the breast. Thanks to Tara, costume designer, we put a mink on Lady Bracknell with the big red eyes (to make the breast bigger and aggressive -- with eyes and teeth!) Also, it gave Ben a chance to pet the breast and even to kiss the animal, guarding the source of power.


Why did I cast a big man (Ben) to play Lady Bracknell? Because she is the MAN (in woman's body). We even enradge her (see costume design development) -- big breast (Ben had to learn how to place the "center of gravity" into it and use it as a weapon, the power symbol and so on.


If you do not understand what I am talking about, read WWWilde and Biomechanics. OWilde
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