Peter Sardi ~ Actor

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PETER SARDI APPEARS IN THE FEATURE FILM ~ “The Legend Of Ben Hall.” ~ COMING 2016!

AFTER AN EXTENDED BREAK FROM TEACHING—WE’RE BACK! Having taught acting for 35+ years and continuously (without a break!) for 23 years, I am very much looking forward to getting back in a room with actors to teach and explore this wonderful craft we call ACTING. It is a craft, and a craft can be taught. The break/hiatus has given me the opportunity to reassess my acting/teaching journey of these last 35 years. This long journey has helped me refine my teaching. The journey has not been easy. I have continuously explored, both as an actor and teacher, particular theories and methods on acting. My students over all these years have helped me develop, I believe, a concrete method, a learnable structure that is doable and when applied, assists the actor in making a scene and a character come to LIFE!  2016 – The Journey Continues for our 2015 students returning for the New Year Term. To the New Students who have signed up for the New Term, “we look forward to meeting you in anticipation of your journey beginning.” ~ Peter Sardi

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*For more info regarding classes contact Sophie Sardi: (613) 9432-3062 m: 0419 539030              email: acting@peter-sardi.com.au

ACTORS ARE A PECULIAR BREED:
It is most important, as a teacher and director, that you know how to communicate with actors. Actors are a peculiar breed. We need to communicate to an actor’s sensibilities and not to his/her intellect. A lot of teachers & directors believe the more information you pour into an actor’s head the better equipped he or she will be to give a good performance. Often ‘more information’ does not equate to a better performance.  In David Mamet’s words, “Good Acting comes from the heart and goes to the heart, there’s no mentality in it.”
“If a character is created solely cérébrale, (intellect only) that can be off…” ~ Robert Duvall

  • In this great Video Clip ROBERT DUVALL gives some invaluable advice on ACTING
  • LISTENING
  • FORCING
  • PROCESS
  • TRUTH
  •  more ...

WORDS are seductive and we often learn them (the text) in a lineal way so that when we get to play the scene along with these words, they (the words) often come out of the actor’s mouth in a very polished, controlled manner, most often devoid of any spontaneity. In this video Peter explains how we can avoid this problem. “It takes the human voice to infuse them (words) with the shades of deeper meaning.” ~ Maya Angelou

“WORDS IN THE THEATRE ARE ONLY A DESIGN ON THE CANVAS OF MOTION.” ~ Meyerhold

“The dialogue: ‘Good day’, on or offstage, can be an invitation, a dismissal, an apology, a rebuke; it can mean anything. It’s meaning will come from the intention of the speaker toward the spoken. It doesn’t matter how you say the lines. What matters is what you mean. It’s not the words that carry the meaning, it is the actions. What is an action? – It is the attempt to accomplish something. We know what we want, and, therefore, we know whether we’re getting closer to it or not, and we alter our plans accordingly. This is what makes a person with an objective (action) alive: they have to take their attention off themselves and put it on the person they want something from.” ~ DAVID MAMET

In these Videos (below) you will hear actors speaking the same lines of text, however the meaning will be different because the intentions are different.
   

TESTIMONIALS!  I want to give you millions of thanks for everything that I have learnt in your Acting Course. These last months have been full of excitement, enjoyment, constant discovering of myself and others.     I hope you carry on teaching for years and years, hence people will have the amazing opportunity to learn and enjoy Acting in the most useful, powerful and fun way as I did. In two months I’ll be in Spain, don’t know if I’ll back in Melbourne or not, but certainly I won’t ever forgot this astonishing experience.  All the best.” …Aroa

PETER BROOK — 70 years working with actors!
“A part of an actor’s creative life, at the moment he performs, must be turned inwards … but he must never let it cut him off, even for a moment, from the person standing before him. One often sees actors, totally involved with themselves and only pretending to play with their partner.” ~ Peter Brook

THE LEGEND OF BEN HALL ~ COMING IN 2016!

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*For more info regarding classes contact Sophie Sardi: (613) 9432-3062 m: 0419 539030              email: acting@peter-sardi.com.au