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Respect for Acting

Respect for Acting

  • Author: Uta Hagen
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470730188
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 240
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Respect for Acting "This fascinating and detailed book about acting is Miss Hagen's credo, the accumulated wisdom of her years spent in intimate communion with her art. It is at once the voicing of her exacting standards for herself and those she [taught], and an explanation of the means to the end." --Publishers Weekly "Hagen adds to the large corpus of titles on acting with vivid dicta drawn from experience, skill, and a sense of personal and professional worth. Her principal asset in this treatment is her truly significant imagination. Her 'object exercises' display a wealth of detail with which to stimulate the student preparing a scene for presentation." --Library Journal "Uta Hagen's Respect for Acting . . . is a relatively small book. But within it, Miss Hagen tells the young actor about as much as can be conveyed in print of his craft." --Los Angeles Times "There are almost no American actors uninfluenced by Uta Hagen." --Fritz Weaver "This is a textbook for aspiring actors, but working thespians can profit much by it. Anyone with just a casual interest in the theater should also enjoy its behind-the-scenes flavor." --King Features Syndicate

Challenge For The Actor

Challenge For The Actor

  • Author: Uta Hagen
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0684190400
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 309
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The actress and teacher guides actors in developing their art, covering such aspects as voice techniques, timing, rhythm, and including exercises to correct problems

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.

Actions

Actions

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

Sanford Meisner on Acting

Sanford Meisner on Acting

  • Author: Sanford Meisner,Dennis Longwell
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307830632
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 272
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Sanford Meisner was one of the best known and beloved teachers of acting in the country. This book follows one of his acting classes for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, it is essential reading for beginning and professional actors alike. Throughout these pages Meisner is a delight—always empathizing with his students and urging them onward, provoking emotion, laughter, and growing technical mastery from his charges. With an introduction by Sydney Pollack, director of Out of Africa and Tootsie, who worked with Meisner for five years. "This book should be read by anyone who wants to act or even appreciate what acting involves. Like Meisner's way of teaching, it is the straight goods."—Arthur Miller "If there is a key to good acting, this one is it, above all others. Actors, young and not so young, will find inspiration and excitement in this book."—Gregory Peck

Audition

Audition

Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part

  • Author: Michael Shurtleff
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 9780802719027
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 208
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The casting director for Chicago, Pippin, Becket, Gypsy, The Graduate, the Sound of Music and Jesus Christ Superstar tells you how you can find your dream! Absolutely everything an actor needs to know to get the part is here: What to do that moment before, how to use humour; create mystery; how to develop a distinct style; and how to evaluate the place, the relationships and the competition. In fact, Audition is a necessary guide to dealing with all the "auditions" we face in life. This is the bible on the subject.

Acting Techniques for Everyday Life

Acting Techniques for Everyday Life

Look and Feel Self-Confident in Difficult, Real-Life Situations

  • Author: Jane Robbins
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • ISBN: 0786729198
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 272
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Most people can name at least one situation—a business presentation, a job interview, a cocktail party, or a blind date—in which they felt uncomfortable, nervous, or simply self-conscious. Jane Marla Robbins, a successful stage and film actress and teacher for almost forty years, found that she could use the same acting techniques she employed to look and feel confident on stage and screen to make herself feel more comfortable in "real-life" situations. In clear and accessible language, Robbins describes acting techniques that actors having been using for centuries and explains—using real-life examples and easy-to-follow exercises—how each can be used by ordinary people to make difficult everyday situations easier to handle. Acting Techniques for Everyday Life will teach readers how to create a sense of well-being and self-confidence at will, giving them the tools they need to be as confident, strong, witty, authentic, relaxed, and happy as they want to be in any given situation.

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.

Advice to the Players

Advice to the Players

  • Author: Robert Lewis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781559360036
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 174
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"The best theatre book I read this year. The remarkable thing is its lack of bunk. Actors and watchers of actors will find it a book to mark up and read again."--Dan Sullivan, Los Angeles Times

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 Invisible Actor

The Invisible Actor

  • Author: Yoshi Oida,Lorna Marshall
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135860580
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 144
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

To the Actor

To the Actor

On the Technique of Acting

  • Author: Michael Chekov
  • Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
  • ISBN: 1787204332
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 160
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In To the Actor Michael Chekhov has recorded brilliantly the results of his many years of experimenting, testing and verifying in the professional theater and schools of the theater. He brings to actors far greater insight into themselves and the characters they are to portray, which enables them to approach any role with new ease and skill. “To the Actor is by far the best book that I have read on the subject of acting. Actors, directors, writers and critics will be grateful for it. It should prove enlightening to theatergoers who wish to deepen their appreciation for fine acting and thus help to invigorate the theatrical art.”—Gregory Peck “I think without a doubt every creative person in the theater will want to have it as a constant reference book, outside of its being, in my opinion, absorbing and entertaining reading.”—Yul Brynner (from the Preface) “One of the most remarkable and practical books on the technique of acting I have ever read....Enthusiastically recommended to all theatre collections of whatever size.”—Library Journal

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.

Acting in Film

Acting in Film

An Actor's Take on Movie Making

  • Author: Michael Caine
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 1476842752
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 192
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(Applause Books). A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies. This revised and expanded edition features great photos, with chapters on: Preparation, In Front of the Camera Before You Shoot, The Take, Characters, Directors, On Being a Star, and much more. "Remarkable material ... A treasure ... I'm not going to be looking at performances quite the same way ... FASCINATING!" Gene Siskel

Acting for the Camera

Acting for the Camera

Revised Edition

  • Author: Tony Barr
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 006223756X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 384
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Culled from Tony Barr's 40 years' experience as a performer, director and acting teacher in Hollywood, this highly praised handbook provides readers with the practical knowledge they need when performing in front of the camera. This updated edition includes plenty of new exercises for honing on-camera skills; additional chapters on imagination and movement; and fresh material on character development, monologues, visual focus, playing comedy and working with directors. Inside tips on the studio system and acting guilds make it particularly helpful for people new to the business, and numerous anecdotes from actors such as Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins and examples from current movies illustrate its many lessons. It is perfect for acting classes, workshops, all actors who work in front of the camera -- and all those who want to.

Book of Sides

Book of Sides

Original, Short Scenes for Actors and Directors

  • Author: Dave Kost
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1317692764
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 224
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Looking for fresh, original scenes for your fast-paced acting or directing class? Tired of the same old material everyone recognizes? Want the flexibility to play any character in any scene? Book of Sides: Original, Short Scenes for Actors and Directors offers scenes that are considerably shorter than those in similar books but still feature the structure of typical scenes with arcs, clear playable objectives, and stakes for both actors. Here you will find scenes that are: One-page in length and specially designed for new, high-intensity exercises that help students develop quickly Printed in an easily readable, film-script format that provides plenty of room for annotations Completely original, allowing you to produce and distribute reinterpretations without worrying about copyright restrictions Universally castable, with roles that can be assigned to actors regardless of gender, appearance, skill level, or race Simple and conducive to performing in the classroom without props, costumes, or sets Perfect for audition workshops and crowded directing or acting classes where everyone wants an opportunity to perform Written in accessible, contemporary language that keeps student actors engaged Don’t miss out! In Book of Sides, Dave Kost brings two decades of teaching experience to the table to deliver the ideal set of scenes for busy classroom settings, auditions, and general training.

In-Depth Acting

In-Depth Acting

  • Author: Dee Cannon
  • Publisher: Oberon Books
  • ISBN: 1849435421
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 200
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A book that will stand the test of time for any actor in the making, a book of knowledge and hard-earned commitment to the art of acting"- Pierce Brosnan An essential guide to mastering the Stanislavski technique, filtering out the complexities of the system and offering a dynamic, hands-on approach. In-Depth Acting provides a comprehensive understanding of character, preparation, text, subtext and objectives. • How to prepare for drama school and professional auditions • How to develop a 3-dimensional, truthful character • Preparation exercises to help you get in character • Rehearsal guidelines • An appendix of Transitive/Active Verbs and more ‘A wonderful, succinct book that no student or professional actor should be without.’ - Jenny Lipman, Acting Tutor at LAMDA ‘Dee Cannon’s classes at RADA were legendary. This is an inspiring and intensely practical guide for anyone, at any stage of their acting life.’ - Eve Best ‘As a former student of Dee’s, I can assure you that this is the definitive version of the method I use to approach every role: iPods, animals and OBJECTIVES! How wonderful to finally have it all in book form!’ - Gemma Arterton 'Working with Dee and with this book I feel my process and preparation has been energized, activated and inspired' - Ramin Karimloo

Acting Is Everything

Acting Is Everything

An Actor's Guidebook for a Successful Career

  • Author: Judy Kerr
  • Publisher: SCB Distributors
  • ISBN: 1532332823
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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In this actor's guidebook, renowned acting coach Judy Kerr shares her lifetime of techniques and tricks of the trade. She opens the doors of Hollywood to acting hopefuls and professionals with a straightforward road map for building their dreams and careers. The previous 11 editions have contributed to the success of thousands of readers. In this new Ebook Judy shares brand new content: including Acting Tools, private dairy entries from those who have successfully applied Acting Is Everything to their careers, and more. A wonderful intro to the world of show biz. -- Jerry Seinfeld This is good, Judy, this is good. Julia Louis-Dreyfus First rate primer, excellent refresher course. -- Jason Alexander Informative and to the point. - Michael Richards

The Viewpoints Book

The Viewpoints Book

A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition

  • Author: Anne Bogart,Tina Landau
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • ISBN: 155936677X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 240
  • View: 1545
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First major exploration of a ground-breaking new technique for actors and theatre artists.

Secrets of Screen Acting

Secrets of Screen Acting

  • Author: Patrick Tucker
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317579658
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 246
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When it was first published in 1993, Secrets of Screen Acting broke new ground in explaining how acting for the camera is different from acting on stage. Reaction time is altered, physical timing and placement are reconceived, and the proportions of the digital frame itself become the measure of all things, so the director must conceptualize each image in terms of this new rectangle and actors must 'fit' into the frame. Based on a revolutionary non-Method approach to acting, this book shows what actually works: how an actor, an announcer--anyone working in front of the cameras--gives excellent performances on screen. Instead of starting with what is real and trying to wrestle that onto the screen, Patrick Tucker explains how to work with the realities of a shoot and work from there towards the real. His step-by-step guide to the elements of effective screen acting is an extension and explanation of a lifetime of work in the field, containing over 50 acting exercises and the tried-and-tested Screen Acting Checklist. As well as being completely updated to cover new techniques, film references and insights, this third edition now includes a set of Film Clip Time Codes for each film. These not only itemise the films discussed in each chapter, but also pinpoint the precise moments where each example can be found so that students, teachers, and professional actors can refer to them quickly and easily.