From Natalie Portman's MasterClass

Assignments in Developing Performance

Using well-known films and performances, Natalie guides you through exercises to help you analyze a character arc, conduct character research, and dissect a director’s approach.

Topics include: Assignment 1: Character • Assignment 2: Scripts • Assignment 3: Research • Assignment 4: Directors

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Using well-known films and performances, Natalie guides you through exercises to help you analyze a character arc, conduct character research, and dissect a director’s approach.

Topics include: Assignment 1: Character • Assignment 2: Scripts • Assignment 3: Research • Assignment 4: Directors

Natalie Portman

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Make every role extraordinary

Natalie Portman began acting professionally at 12 and won an Oscar before she turned 30. As a self-taught actor, she uses personal techniques to create compelling, complex characters. In her first-ever acting class, Natalie shows how empathy is at the core of every great performance, how to bring real-life details into every role, and how to build your own creative process. Get ready for your breakout performance.

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Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Natalie Portman was excellent in this. She really helped me. I wish to meet her one day. And boy, is she GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have never really acted, but the way she describes it is really cool. I want to watch the course again.

I was curious. I'm a mathematician and I use my imagination every day, all the time. Active empathy means a lot to me. But, now, thanks to this class, I've understood how awful it must be to be an actress. I'm so happy I'm not one. Thank you Natalie Portman!

Excellent!!! LOVED Natalie's style of teaching.

Comments

A fellow student

Its a real pleasure to get this information. A lot goes into creating a performace, all this makes the process strenuous and engaging, but its worth it.

Terence G.

Understanding this craft is such a journey. As a director / writer I really enjoy the process of working with actors who consistently work on all areas of this medium. Because I work so collaboratively with my actors and others on the creative end, I am for ever looking into the nuances that Natalie speaks of. Seeing it though Natalie’s eyes is such an amazing point of view. So much knowledge and insight.

Casie

To share your work, get feedback, connect with students and discuss the workbook, visit The Hub! Tons of great resources there. Here's the link: https://community.masterclass.com/c/performance/np-workbook