Happy Tuesday! Welcome back to Acting Class Daily. We’re taking our weekly work further with access to my handwritten notes for each audio chapter, bonus resources, personal nicknacks, the glossary gigantum and … a moment of magic.
NEVER SETTLE FOR THE FIRST TASTE OF SUCCESS; a muscle that comes from developing your Elysium Lens (the power of productive perspective) with strength, flexibility and precision.
By “never settling” you keep connected to your creative soul, forging artistic direction out of cliche destination.
Never settling knows the click always comes.
“The Intellect settles. The Acting Instrument knows.”
Our job is to keep curiosity alive.
To forge within our Olympic Spirit a sense of adventure, of loving the journey, until the click of knowing finds us.
Each time we “never settle,” each time we trust, each time we add a sense of adventure to our Olympic Spirit … we sharpen our barometer, diminish our fear of the unknown, and strengthen habits of ease, efficiency, and fearless expression in our creative work.
“The sun is shining, it’s glistening off my microphone…”
The Tournament of Diamonds (The Lady of Shalott, 2014)
When I think of never settling for the first taste of success, but rather driving towards the click of knowing … my thoughts drift to the magic of rehearsal.
Here’s the early taste of the rehearsal concept behind “The Tournament of Diamonds” - where Sir Lancelot goes from hero to zero after Modred tells everyone he saw Lancelot and Queen Guinevere together.
We get to see Elaine - aka The Lady of Shalott - rescue Lancelot from the mob, setting in motion so much of what we now know of Arthurian legend.
It’s all below, followed by a taste of our finish line.