What are examples of the Meisner technique being used by actors?
Answer by Fay Beck:
I’ll be honest even as a Meisner Technique teacher it is often hard to tell the particular techniques used by an actor in a film or on stage. Actors often use a combination of techniques; some acting, some physical, some psychological.
I have found though that Meisner trained actors are really good at ‘relationships’. Relationships training comprises a huge – and in my opinion most significant – part of the Meisner Technique.
Meisner actors are incredibly good at connecting and relating to the other actor. I read somewhere once that Meisner is all about ‘other-consciousness’ (as opposed to ‘self-consciousness’). I think that is at the basis of Meisner’s relationships training.