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Helen Mirren Teaches Acting

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Teaches Acting

In her first-ever online acting class, Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren shares the techniques she has learned through the course of her international career that has spanned stage, screen, and television. Her powerful and versatile performances have earned her numerous awards, including the Academy Award in 2007 for her performance in The Queen, a Tony Award in 2015 for her performance in The Audience, and four Emmy Awards.


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Class Sample
1. Introduction
2. Helen’s Journey in the Theater
3. Evolving as a Theater Actress
4. Choosing Roles
5. Breaking Down a Script
6. Shakespeare, Part 1
7. Shakespeare, Part 2
8. Finding Your Character
9. Research: Fictional Characters
10. Research: Real Characters
11. Creating Characters: Costume, Part 1
12. Creating Characters: Costume, Part 2
13. Creating Characters: Hair & Makeup, Part 1
14. Creating Characters: Hair & Makeup, Part 2
15. Preparation and Rehearsal
16. Human Behavior
17. Film Acting Technique, Part 1
18. Film Acting Technique, Part 2
19. Film Acting Technique, Part 3
20. Case Study: Prime Suspect
21. Case Study: Elizabeth I
22. Case Study: The Queen
23. Acting on a Film Set
24. Characterizing the Set
25. Props
26. Working With Writers & Directors
27. Conclusion
28. Bonus: Naturalism

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Helen Mirren

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