"He didn't reject the idea so much as not react to it and watch as it floated away. He thought very broadly of desires and ideas being watched but not acted upon, he thought of impulses being starved of expression and dying out and floating dryly away."Show Less
Outside in, the actor first identifies how he believes the character would appear to an outside observer. He acquires those external characteristics and, as before, accentuates them and suppresses his own natural behaviour and appearance. He hopes in doing this that his behaviour and appearance will have the effect of influencing the personality that he portrays.
Inside out, the actor first identifies within himself those personality characteristics that he can see evidenced in the script. He then accentuates those characteristics and suppresses others, in effect seeking to himself become more and more like the character. He hopes in doing this that when he then speaks the lines and follows the stage directions he will have become so much the character that he convinces the audience that he IS the character.Show Less