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As the actor I would apply the system to the role of Mosca in order to perform in a more convincing manner Stanislavskis system focuses on the point that the actor should be very realistic in terms of the character he is playing in order to fulfil his role credibly and I would do this by applying the system as appropriately as possible I would begin my characterisation of the role by initially focusing on external research This is studying the characters moods and actions before actually playing hisher role The reason I would do this would be to enable me to focus and develop an understanding of the role which I was about to act I would begin with given circumstances Given circumstances are the facts events epoch and place of action conditions of life the actors and directors interpretation the costumes - all the circumstances that are given to an actor to take into account as he creates his role An actor prepares This is vital when researching a character because the actor must be well informed of the background of hisher role in order to understand it and play it convincingly The given circumstances are the basis for an actor as they dictate the boundaries to which that actor must comply Ie I might be instructed to play the role of Mosca to such a degree that the audience understands his servant-class status I would do this by making as little eye contact as possible with my superiors including Volpone and walking in a very defensive manner both suggesting my lack of confidence and recognition of my low social status I would use this in order to develop my character and to create an awareness within myself of his circumstances Following from the given circumstances comes the use of imagination and something named by Stanislavski as Magic If This is described as considering IF this were real how would I react What
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