Taking an Aim

In the training of an actor the importance of "taking an objective"
is taught as one of the essential tenets of acting.
Without an objective the actor is told that the
character, scene or play being played will lack a focus and drive.
Stanislavski, in his book, An Actor Prepares demands not only the actor
have an objective for each scene but also one,
called the super-objective, for the entire play.
After a limited experience an actor will find that "taking an objective"
is an often used technique highly beneficial to the craft of acting.
An actor must realize it is not only necessary to take an aim
in whatever specific project one is involved with,
but also, for the whole of one's theatrical life.
An actor-artist who deeply understands
this basic and essential principle
will never falter in their pursuit of art.

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