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The Actors' Thesaurus

  • Author: Marina Caldarone,Maggie Lloyd-Williams
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
  • ISBN: 9781854596741
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 158
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A vital companion for actors in rehearsal - a thesaurus of action-words to revitalise performance, with a foreword by Terry Johnson. Finding the right action is an essential part of the process of preparation for the actor. Using this thesaurus of active verbs, the actor can refine the action-word until s/he hits exactly the right one to help make the action come alive. The method of 'actioning' is widely used in rehearsal rooms, but has never before been set down in a systematic and comprehensive way. 'If you want to act, or act better, Actions will take you a long way on the journey to excellence' Terry Johnson

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The Actors' Thesaurus

  • Author: Marina Caldarone,Maggie Lloyd-Williams
  • Publisher: Drama Pub
  • ISBN: 9780896762527
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 158
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An essential companion for actors in rehearsal - a thesaurus of action words to revitalize performance.

Actioning - and How to Do It

Actioning - and How to Do It

  • Author: Nick Moseley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781848424234
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  • Page: 160
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Actioning - and How to Do It is the indispensable companion to a vital component in every actor's toolkit. Actioning is one of the most widely used rehearsal techniques for actors. It helps bring clarity to every moment or thought in the text, energising rehearsals and bringing performances to life. Actioning will enable you to discover and unlock newfound energy, range, variety and clarity of body and voice, by: Interrogating the text and making initial action verb choices Playing your chosen actions, both verbally and physically Maintaining an imaginative and emotional connection with each moment Signposting each thought to your scene partner From the publishers of the internationally successful Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus, this is the first in-depth exploration of Actioning for student actors, those who train them, and professionals working in the industry, whether they're brand new to the technique or have been practising it for years. This step-by-step guide draws on concepts from Stanislavsky, using sample scenes from classic plays such as The Seagull and The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as contemporary pieces, and is filled with exercises to demonstrate the technique at work.

A Practical Handbook for the Actor

A Practical Handbook for the Actor

  • Author: Melissa Bruder
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307499138
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 112
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This simple and essential book about the craft of acting describes a technique developed and refined by the authors, all of them young actors, in their work with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, actor W. H. Macy, and director Gregory Mosher. A Practical Handbook for the Actor is written for any actor who has ever experienced the frustrations of acting classes that lacked clarity and objectivity, and that failed to provide a dependable set of tools. An actor's job, the authors state, is to "find a way to live truthfully under the imaginary circumstances of the play." The ways in which an actor can attain that truth form the substance of this eloquent book. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Improv for Actors

Improv for Actors

  • Author: Dan Diggles
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1581159412
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 256
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In this step-by-step guide, an actor and improvisational teacher brings his tested methods to the page to show how actors can take risks and gain spontaneity in all genres of scripted theater. Through 28 lessons—each of which includes warm-ups, points of concentration, and improvisation exercises—Improv for Actors provides insights into thinking and reacting with fluidity, exploring a character’s social status, using the voice and body as effective tools of storytelling, and more. Actors of all levels will soon be able to give a fresh, original approach to classic characters, create funnier performances in farce and comedy, and make dramatic characters richer and more believable.

The Intent to Live

The Intent to Live

Achieving Your True Potential As an Actor

  • Author: Larry Moss
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0553381202
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 358
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The legendary acting coach shares his inspirational philosophy and effective techniques--including case studies, exercises, and professional insights--designed to help actors connect personally with a script, develop a character from the inside out, overcome fear and inhibitions, hone technical skills, and more. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

An Actor's Work

An Actor's Work

  • Author: Konstantin Stanislavski
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1315474247
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 726
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Stanislavski’s ‘system’ has dominated actor-training in the West since his writings were first translated into English in the 1920s and 30s. His systematic attempt to outline a psycho-physical technique for acting single-handedly revolutionized standards of acting in the theatre. Until now, readers and students have had to contend with inaccurate, misleading and difficult-to-read English-language versions. Some of the mistranslations have resulted in profound distortions in the way his system has been interpreted and taught. At last, Jean Benedetti has succeeded in translating Stanislavski’s huge manual into a lively, fascinating and accurate text in English. He has remained faithful to the author's original intentions, putting the two books previously known as An Actor Prepares and Building A Character back together into one volume, and in a colloquial and readable style for today's actors. The result is a major contribution to the theatre, and a service to one of the great innovators of the twentieth century. This Routledge Classics edition includes a new Foreword by the director Richard Eyre.

The Power of the Actor

The Power of the Actor

  • Author: Ivana Chubbuck
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781440649967
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 400
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In The Power of the Actor, a Los Angeles Times bestseller, premier acting teacher and coach Ivana Chubbuck reveals her cutting-edge technique, which has launched some of the most successful acting careers in Hollywood. The first book from the instructor who has taught Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt, Elisabeth Shue, Djimon Hounsou, and Halle Berry, The Power of the Actor guides you to dynamic and effective results. For many of today’s major talents, the Chubbuck Technique is the leading edge of acting for the twenty-first century. Ivana Chubbuck has developed a curriculum that takes the theories of the acting masters, such as Stanislavski, Meisner, and Hagen, to the next step by utilizing inner pain and emotions, not as an end in itself, but rather as a way to drive and win a goal. In addition to the powerful twelve-step process, the book takes well-known scripts, both classic and contemporary, and demonstrates how to precisely apply Chubbuck’s script-analysis process. The Power of the Actor is filled with fascinating and inspiring behind-the-scenes accounts of how noted actors have mastered their craft and have accomplished success in such a difficult and competitive field.

The Great Acting Teachers and Their Methods

The Great Acting Teachers and Their Methods

  • Author: Richard Brestoff
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781575257709
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 319
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The Great Acting Teachers and Their Methods, Volume 2 features the innovative ideas and theories of: ¿ André Antoine ¿ Jacques Copeau ¿ Michel Saint-Denis ¿ Elia Kazan ¿ Uta Hagen ¿ David Mamet ¿ Anne Bogart ¿ Keith Johnstone BOOK SYNOPSIS In this follow-up to his first volume that has become an essential classroom text, Brestoff examines all new teachers and exposes the origin of today¿s ideas and exercises that acting students are practicing. What is the rationale behind the lesson? Why is it useful? Whether they can be called revolutionary or evolutionary, the conflicting theories of these teachers result from outrage and disgust. Andre Antoine, Jacques Copeau and Michel Saint-Denis represent a virtually unacknowledged yet powerful French influence on acting and actor training in the United States and abroad. American Realist teachers known as the passionate questioners, such as Elia Kazan, who is disgusted with Broadway¿s commercialism, Uta Hagen and David Mamet, and two influential ¿outside-the-box¿ teachers, Anne Bogart with her Viewpoints work and Keith Johnstone, creator of Theatre Sports, are also featured. While differences among the various acting theories and practices are noted and analyzed, so too are exciting and unexpected connections among them revealed. RICHARD BRESTOFF is Associate Professor of Drama and Associate Head of Acting University of California, Irvine. He is the author of four best-selling books for Smith and Kraus, including The Great Acting Teachers and Their Methods, The Camera Smart Actor, The Actor's Wheel of Connection and Acting Under the Circumstances. He has acted on Broadway and off, in Regional Theater and on camera, appearing on the 1991 Emmy Ballot for his Guest-Star performance on the CBS television series, thirtysomething. Richard holds an MFA in Acting form NYU where his teachers included Olympia Dukakis, Peter Kass, Joe Chaikin and Kristin Linklater.

The Actor and the Target

The Actor and the Target

  • Author: Declan Donnellan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781559362856
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 287
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Tips, Ideas for Actors

Tips, Ideas for Actors

  • Author: Jon Jory
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: N.A
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Until recent times, acting wisdom was passed on through an oral tradition called "tips". Presented here are 205 tips, including the way to set up a laugh, the use of opposites, a clear definition of "actions", how to use a "breath score", and even how to react if you're fired. The tips are simple to implement and will lead to a better day at auditions and rehearsals, and a better night in performance. It's like having an acting coach in your rehearsal bag!

The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit

The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit

  • Author: Bella Merlin
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • ISBN: 9781848424067
  • Category: Method acting
  • Page: 340
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A revised and updated edition of Bella Merlin's essential guide to Stanislavsky. The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit collects together for the first time the terms and ideas developed by Stanislavsky throughout his career. It is organised into three sections: Actor-Training, Rehearsal Processes and Performance Practices. Key terms are explained and defined as they naturally occur in this process. They are illustrated with examples from both his own work and that of other practitioners. Each stage of the process is explored with sequences of practical exercises designed to help today's actors and students become thoroughly familiar with the tools in Stanislavsky's toolkit. 'Bella Merlin magically converts her extensive knowledge into real-world practice and on-the-floor technique.

Stanislavski and the Actor

Stanislavski and the Actor

The Method of Physical Action

  • Author: Jean Benedetti
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136758038
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 150
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Dead Funny

Dead Funny

  • Author: Terry Johnson
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350032263
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 112
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In spite of my desperation I have been patient, in spite of my bewilderment I have been understanding, in spite of my feeling of utter abandonment ... I've been hanging on in there. Trying to help you come through this terrible thing. While Eleanor wants a child, her willing partner, Richard, is too busy running the Dead Funny Society. But in a week when British comedy heroes Frankie Howard and Benny Hill both kick the bucket, the society gather for a celebration, which promises to be full of hilarity and laughter Â? well, for everybody except the disgruntled Eleanor anyhow. Terry Johnson's hilarious comedy of mortality and marriage was premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in January 1994. This edition was published for the West End revival in October 2016 at the Vaudeville Theatre, London.

The Actor's Audition Checklist

The Actor's Audition Checklist

  • Author: Doug Warhit
  • Publisher: Dau Pub.
  • ISBN: 9780972626286
  • Category: Acting
  • Page: 124
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THE PERFECT POCKET SIZE BOOK, NOT ONLY TO PREPARE YOU FOR YOUR AUDITIONS BUT TO TAKE WITH YOU AND FLIP THROUGH WHILE YOU'RE WAITING TO GO INTO READ.

Singing and the Actor

Singing and the Actor

  • Author: Gillyanne Kayes
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408116529
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 208
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Classical singing training is no longer relevant for the theatre performer today. So how does an actor train his singing voice? Now in its second edition, this practical handbook takes the reader through a step-by-step training programme relevant to the modern singing actor and dancer. A variety of contemporary voice qualities including belting and twang are explained, with exercises for each topic.

Book the Job

Book the Job

143 Things Actors Need to Know to Make It Happen

  • Author: Doug Warhit
  • Publisher: Dau Pub
  • ISBN: 9780972626279
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 206
  • View: 9567
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Tools to master everything from "getting in the door without any connections", "crying on cue", "making the most of your close-up", "nailing sitcoms even if you don't think you're funny", to "what makes someone a star."

The Actor's Checklist

The Actor's Checklist

Creating the Complete Character

  • Author: Rosary O'Neill
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9781133308652
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 244
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Based on the Constantin Stanislavki method of acting, THE ACTOR'S CHECKLIST examines Stanislavki's eight principles in an easily understood checklist format. This exciting acting guide also includes insights from other famous acting teachers, including Uta Hagen, Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg, Michael Chekov, and Stella Adler. Providing techniques for use in both classroom and production situations, this edition features new chapters on time, place, and history, as well as a new appendix that covers movement and vocal warmups.

Voice And The Actor

Voice And The Actor

  • Author: Cicely Berry
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0753546922
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 144
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Voice and the Actor is the first classic work by Cicely Berry, Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and world-famous voice teacher. Encapsulating her renowned method of teaching voice production, the exercises in this straightforward, no-nonsense guide will develop relaxation, breathing and muscular control - without which no actor or speaker can achieve their full potential. Illustrated with passages used in Cicely Berry's own teaching, Voice and the Actor is the essential first step towards speaking a text with truth and meaning. Inspiring and practical, her words will be a revelation for beginner and professional alike.