Guildhall School teacher Ken Rea talks about the essentials of acting

1st April 2015

Ken Rea
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Senior acting teacher at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama talks to Heather Neill about his new book, The Outstanding Actor: Seven Keys to Success (Methuen Drama), which explores the right values — such as warmth, enthusiasm and generosity — that are embodied by the best performers. He also explores the work of his institution. Recorded at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 30 March 2015.

“Danger” means being unpredictable and that means actors’ choices that are unexpected. Audiences like to be surprised. It’s a tension between the actor and the audience that keeps us on the edge of our seats.