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    call on

    Affective memory requires actors to call on personal memories of situations similar similar (or more recently a situation with similar emotional import) to those of their characters.
    What does mean ''call on'' in this contex?

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    Re: call on

    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    Affective memory requires actors to call on personal memories of situations similar (or more recently a situation with similar emotional import) to those of their characters.
    What does mean ''call on'' in this contex?

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    It just means "use".

    It suggests the actors would give a better performance if they recalled any personal experiences they have had which might have caused them real emotions similar to the ones they will be expected to act out.

    buggles (not a teacher)

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    Re: call on

    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    It just means "use".

    It suggests the actors would give a better performance if they recalled any personal experiences they have had which might have caused them real emotions similar to the ones they will be expected to act out.

    buggles (not a teacher)
    Is it like "to evoke" in this context?

    Thanks for your answers in advance.

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    Re: call on

    "To evoke" in their own mind, yes. It suggests that they bring to mind/remember/recall personal experiences to help them act out a particular scene which may resemble something that happened to them.

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