Well I should start by describing the Latin word ag_re, which translated simply means, to do. This is the basis of what acting is as the actor will control and magnify aspects of the role, which they are cast upon in order to reveal the true characteristics of the persona at that particular time. Basically what I am saying is that an actor is really trying to portray someone else for their own satisfaction but more importantly for their respected audience.
We can trace back in time and find that the first actor ever recorded was a Greek by the name of Thespis of Icaria. There are some records dating back as far as mid 500 BC stating that Thespis took stage at the Theatre Dionysus, which he then became the first to actually talk on stage to the audience. Back in the day when movies were not around or anything playwright whatsoever was even heard of, one of the forms of entertainment was a traditional singing chorus, which involved only a chorus whom sang a story reminiscent of todays modern opera.
What Thespis of Icaria did was go against the norm and the chorus singing to speaking to the audience with a totally different identity in the story line. Now the next part I am going to tell you many would say it is a myth or a legend, but the fact remains that when someone refers to a thespian, they are really giving examples of a performer but who at heart is an primarily an actor. This word thespian was apparently derived from the famous Greek to honor him with no real proof to coincide with this but for me the proof is in the name. Today there is an old fraternity like society called the International Thespian Society, which houses students currently involved with the arts and has also been named in his honor.
This will be an on going discussion on the Film Acting Industry. I will try and give a proper review on how to start acting and some insight on film directing schools as well as what to expect when entering this business.
Over time historically speaking, acting was reckoned to be a mans profession. For example, during the Shakespeare days, only men and boys played the parts even when it came time to play female roles. This would be the case until the late sixteen hundreds when an old theatre was finally restored and the first reference to the word actress was born.
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