Helen Mirren Teaches Acting | Official Trailer | MasterClass

In her first-ever online class, Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren shares the techniques that 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. Learn more about Helen Mirren Teaches Acting: https://mstr.cl/2Zv5WnU In her class, Helen Mirren discusses the dualism that is core to her acting method: the necessity for mastering technique (craft), and then letting go of that technique so that your imagination can take over (art). Lessons include how to break down a script, conduct research for real and fictional characters, approach the more “poetic” aspects of character, make thoughtful decisions on your costume, and handle props in a way that is true to your character. While helping you develop your own acting talent, Helen takes you behind the scenes of her greatest roles, including Elizabeth II in The Queen, Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect, and Prospero in The Tempest. In her MasterClass, Helen teaches you: • Researching Characters • Breaking Down Scripts • Creating Characters Through Hair and Makeup • Creating Characters Through Costume • Characterizing Sets • Camera Technique • Performing Shakespeare • Collaborating With Writers & Directors More from MasterClass: • Samuel L. Jackson Teaches Acting: https://www.masterclass.com/slj • Martin Scorsese Teaches Filmmaking: https://www.masterclass.com/ms • Shonda Rhimes Teaches Screenwriting: https://www.masterclass.com/sr About MasterClass: MasterClass was founded on the idea that everyone should have "access to genius." The premier online education platform provides affordable, engaging, and inspirational online classes taught by world-renowned instructors, making it possible for anyone to learn from the best. • Subscribe: https://mstr.cl/2Buyp2F • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/masterclassofficial • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/masterclass • Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/masterclass #MasterClass #HelenMirren #acting

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Published At: 2017-11-16T15:59:33.000Z