Human beings are born with lots of potential; the only need is to recognize talent within. In other words we got to understand the fact as to what’s that which we can do the best in our life whereby there is deeper interest and desire to align our mind, heart and hard work to achieve it. Becoming actor is also one of these aspirations for human beings. However, Shakespeare also said that this world is a stage and all of us are actors.
Today, I start talking about an actor; let’s start with theatre because theatre leaves huge influence in actor’s lives. So the question is whether an actor can become good actor without getting theatre training or not? Hence, before answering this question it’s far more important to know what theatre is. However, the answer to this question cannot be precise or short. Though, let’s discuss and develop basic understanding about it. Theatre is a medium whereby an actor performs in front of audience. They are given dialogues, appropriate set and music to support storyline. Music composers sit on the sets; although in recent times some director’s pre- record their music too. Therefore, as play begins all the actors appear into their specific costumes and perform their part based on storyline. It’s worth mentioning here is that everyone is expected to deliver most of their emotions and perform their character in which he or she relates closely with the character.
In actor’s lives theatre has got significant amount of influence, actors needed to deliver dialogues without any microphone. Following are several tasks involved that sharpen actor’s skill and help them becoming good and accomplished actors.
Practising voice exercise in order to enhance and strengthen dialogue delivery.
Try and enhance diction while delivering dialogues
Working on clarity of dialogues
Working on body language
Working on physical exercise in order o keep fit
Remembering all the dialogues before get on to the stage.
The great thing about theatre is that when it’s live and actors are in front of the audience anything can, and does happen such as dropped lines, missed entrances or certain improvisations which comes out promptly and makes you a creative actor. Theatre also teaches actors as to how to focus, think quickly and make a variety of impressions to let your audience engage with you more closely.
The whole purpose of all this is to put your point across to audience or making audience involved with you as you go along with the storyline. Theatre gives an opportunity for all the actors to get the feedback as they finish their play so that they can work on their weaknesses if there are any?
Whole process starts by working on storyline and rehearsing for a long time. Throughout this process an actor works as family member that establish their bonding and facilitates mutual repo and respect amongst all the team mates.
Additionally, theatre helps you control your emotions whereas real acting does not let you do that. Running across the stage and swinging your hands up and down along with screaming with your thoughts can take audiences to different world. In addition, Theatre can help you let go your tension as many of the exercises that actors learn can be enjoyable and even makes laugh, therefore it is the medium which allow you to discover yourself.
Importance of Theatre acting and learning in real life
Theatre used to be the only medium to entertain people in ancient times, because we didn’t have television and movie theatre’s. Therefore, some group of people would perform chorus in order to entertain people as well as making them aware about historic events.
Theatre not only makes good actors but also it helps people to become good human beings. Apart from that, it brings discipline in life because in some ways theatre and discipline, both are two shades of same coin. Theatre also influences actor’s personality in a way that broadens all the avenues of people’s mind and transcends their human intellectuality.
While doing theatre, people tend to learn so many skills such as music, singing, set designing, light designing and costumes, and at the same time it enables artists as to how to use all these tools to make it more entertaining and convincing. When artists are equipped with such skills then they can easily manage to deliver impressive performance which could engage people emotionally. Essentially, what screen play is all about? It doesn’t really matters in many cases when it largely relates to our societal issues, human behavior, country and different cultures of this world. That’s the reasons when screen plays are written, they are concentrated on real issues or we can say they should be conveying reality of life in general. Furthermore, good directors can go one step further if they try and offer solutions to societal problems. While going through such practice, most actors are bound to transform in such a personality which is well informed and emotional. As a result, most are able to overcome any serious issues in life.
Additionally, as everyone knows that there are no re-takes in theatre. If in case mistakes occur at the stage that cannot be amended and re-presented the way it meant to be and whatever impact it leaves on play cannot be compensated. However, thereon actors ensure that mistakes should not be repeated in the future. Theatre can be seen in a context of life too such as whatever time is passing by that’s gone and doesn’t come back so there are no re-takes in lives too. Hence, every step needs to be taken carefully, because if today is the result of your yesterday’shard work and decisions then likewise tomorrow is going to be the outcome of your today’s decisions and hard work. As kabir Das Ji said, if someone says something undesirable about you that you don’t like, just don’t dislike him/her rather you must keep him/her with you because these very people tend to make you aware about your weaknesses, thereafter, you manage to become good human being gradually. Similarly for all actors the audience is their critique, having seen their performance audience have a tendency to to say good things and bad things about actors and if actors try and take every feedback positively then some day they can become great actors.