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Part One An Outline of the Method of Physical Action

I am an actor. M y job is to appear to be someone else. But I cannot actually be someone else. The only feelings or thoughts or impulses I can have are my own. I cannot actually experience anyone else's emotions any more than I can eat and digest anyone else's meal. If I really believe I am someone else then I am, in Stanislavski's words, a pathological case and need psychiatric help.