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The Science Behind Great Acting

But there’s more: Even if you happen to forget for a minute that water contains oxygen, you can still get a 35 or a 36 on the Science section of the ACT by answering all the other questions on the section using only the material that’s provided right there on the page.

But there’s more: Even if you happen to forget for a minute that water contains oxygen, you can still get a 35 or a 36 on the Science section of the ACT by answering all the other questions on the section using only the material that’s provided right there on the page.

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Organizational Development / Action Science / Chris Argyris

Sam Kogan, founder of 'The Science of Acting' ® technique, 'The Academy of the Science of Acting and Directing' ® and author of the book 'The Science of Acting' ®, teaching a workshop at the Edinburgh Festival.

Mastering a skill often leads people to comment that you’ve got something down to a science. It represents a distinct appreciation for the precision, skill, and time it took to truly grasp a skill set. People appreciate those who are good at a particular craft, but we often end up overlooking the talents of actors and actresses. It isn’t because we don’t appreciate their abilities and the work they do. The adoration of countless fans makes it abundantly clear that anyone who’s graced the silver screen can’t escape appreciation even on the occasions that they actually try. We still end up overlooking the metaphorical science of acting though. It has to do with the fact that acting, in many ways, is the science of disappearing in plain sight and becoming something more. The work actors and actresses put into practicing this skill is something we can certainly appreciate.