Monday, August 6, 2012

A B43-3 EXAM JUNE, 1960

I. Explain, discuss, illustrate this basic principle:
You must imagine some basis for the words given as a justification for saying them.  You must moreover make for yourself a clear picture of what your imagination suggests. . . You hae to invent a whole film of inner pictures, a running subtext consisting of settings and circumstances against which the words given you can be played out.   This is not done for the sake of realism per se, but because it is necessary for our own creative natures.  For them we must have truth, if only the truth of the imagination, in which they can believe.”  (Be sure you have dealt with every emphasized idea.)

II.  Explain and give a specific remedy for:

1.  Acting an emotion.
2.  Playing an attitude

III.  Explain and illustrate these principles.

1.  See to it that the object of your attention (the person addressed) not only hears and understands the meaning of your words, but that he also sees what you see in his mind’s eye while you are speaking to him. . . action -- real productive action -- is the result.

2.  The lines of a part soon wear out from repetition.  But the visual images on the contrary become stronger and more extensive the oftener they are repeated.  Imagination (creative, not dreaming) does not rest; it forever adds new touches to fill out and enliven this inner moving picture film.

3.  The establishment of this habit requires long and systematic work.

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