Exercise: Brel and Mercury and Waits
Watch the three videos below. Think about the following themes, and write down a stream of consciousness response afterwards. 500 words would be ideal but don’t censor yourself.
How and for what purpose does each performer use their hands?
What are the performers objectives in the performance? If he had his way, what action would the audience take?
Where does each performer seem to store/feel their emotions? What parts of the body are most characteristic?
What are the Chekhovian centers/relationships for each performer? What center leads them?