1. I had been trained in the tradition of acting called "psychological realism". A basic tenet of psychological realism is that characters live inside of you and that you create a lifelike portrayal of the character through a process of realizing your own similarity to the character. When I later became a teacher of acting, I began to became more and more troubled by the self-oriented method. I began to look for ways to engage my students in putting themselves in other people's shoes. This went against the grain of the psychological realism tradition, which was to get the character to walk into a classroom of people in their real lives.
The author's explanation in the fourth paragraph suggests that the "self-oriented method" (line 45) rests on the assumption that
A. audience members appreciate complex nuance of character
B. the playwright's biography provides the main evidence for interpreting character
C. actors have already felt the full range of human emotions
D. actors are extremely independent and self-serving people.
E. Actors' lives become fulfilled through their dramatic portrayals.
My physiotherapist expressed himself similarly: "Adaptation follows a different path in each person. The nervous system creates its own paths. You are the neurologist-you must see this all the time.
The physiotherapist's remarks (lines 36-39) reveal the assumption that
A. patients have complete control over the progress of their recovery
B. each neurologist follows a different path to understanding
C. all neurologists are aware of the nervous system's adaptability
D. the author is inadequately informed about the intricacies of the muscular system
E. some neurologists consider both healthy and injured brain processes to be parallel