Search results for: essential-acting

Essential Acting

Author : Brigid Panet
File Size : 41.45 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 910
Read : 553
Download »
How do actors fuse thought, emotion and action within their creative process? Essential Acting is an inspired and reliable toolbox for actors and teachers in the classroom, the rehearsal room and the workshop. RADA's Brigid Panet has distilled nearly 60 years of acting, directing and actor training into a unique recipe which brilliantly combines the teachings of Stanislavsky and Laban into an invaluable practical resource. These exercises are built around the need for simple, achievable techniques that can be applied by actors, teachers and directors to answer the myriad requirements of actor training. The goal is to produce a continuous level of achievement, addressing: * How to rehearse * How to work with a text * How to audition for drama school * How to access the truth of feelings and actions Essential Acting will be a must-have purchase for anyone looking for a comprehensive study guide to the necessary work of the actor.

Essential Acting

Author : Brigid Panet
File Size : 63.38 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 302
Read : 1273
Download »
How do actors fuse thought, emotion and action within their creative process? Essential Acting is an inspired and reliable toolbox for actors and teachers in the classroom, the rehearsal room and the workshop. RADA’s Brigid Panet has distilled nearly 60 years of acting, directing and actor training into a unique recipe which brilliantly combines the teachings of Stanislavsky and Laban into an invaluable practical resource. These exercises are built around the need for simple, achievable techniques that can be applied by actors, teachers and directors to answer the myriad requirements of actor training. The goal is to produce a continuous level of achievement, addressing: • How to rehearse • How to work with a text • How to audition for drama school • How to access the truth of feelings and actions Essential Acting will be a must-have purchase for anyone looking for a comprehensive study guide to the necessary work of the actor.

The Art of the Actor

Author : Jean Benedetti
File Size : 85.2 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 638
Read : 1136
Download »
How did acting begin? What is its history, and what have the great thinkers on acting said about the art and craft of performance? In this single-volume survey of the history of acting, Jean Benedetti traces the evolution of the theories of the actor's craft drawing extensively on extracts from key texts, many of which are unavailable for the student today. Beginning with the classical conceptions of acting as rhetoric and oratory, as exemplified in the writing of Aristotle, Cicero and others, The Art of the Actor progresses to examine ideas of acting in Shakespeare's time right through to the present day. Along the way, Benedetti considers the contribution and theories of key figures such as Diderot, Stanislavski, Meyerhold, Brecht, Artaud and Grotowski, providing a clear and concise explanation of their work illustrated by extracts and summaries of their writings. Some source materials appear in the volume for the first time in English. The Art of the Actor will be the essential history of acting for all students and actors interested in the great tradition of performance, both as craft and as art.

Essential Acting

Author : Brigid Panet
File Size : 31.61 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 257
Read : 1100
Download »
How do actors fuse thought, emotion, and action within their creative process? This work offers a toolbox for actors and teachers in the classroom, the rehearsal room and the workshop. It also includes topics such as: how to rehearse; how to work with a text; how to audition for drama school; and how to access the truth of feelings and actions.

Acting for Animators

Author : Ed Hooks
File Size : 35.76 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 600
Read : 604
Download »
Ed Hooks' indispensable acting guidebook for animators has been fully updated and improved! Hooks uses basic acting theory to explain everything from character movement and facial expressions to interaction and scene construction. Just as acting on film and on stage are very different disciplines, so is the use of acting theory in creating an animated character, scene or story. Acting for Animators is full of essential craft tips from an acting master. New to this Routledge edition: - scene-by-scene analyses of six films, including Up, Coraline and Kung Fu Panda - an expanded chapter on video game animation - all-new illustrations - a 500 word history of acting

Acting Characters

Author : Paul Elsam
File Size : 29.23 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 510
Read : 575
Download »
Paul Elsam's Acting Characters is an introductory handbook for the aspiring actor, compiled of twenty steps grouped into six sections to help create, present and sustain a believable character in most circumstances. Fundamentally practical, the book avoids the heavy discussion of theory that often accompanies books on the subject, looking instead at the essentials of how to use different voices and body language to convey character.

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2021

Author :
File Size : 28.90 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 349
Read : 1326
Download »
This well-established and respected directory supports actors in their training and search for work on stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies, photographers and much more, this essential reference book editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. With several new articles and commentaries, Actors' and Performers' Yearbook 2021 features aspects of the profession not previously covered, as well as continuing to provide valuable insight into auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and financial issues. This is a valuable professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. All listings have been updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.

10 Top 10s From A 10 Percenter

Author : Brianna Ancel
File Size : 67.26 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 685
Read : 868
Download »
Whether you're just starting out in the entertainment industry or are a seasoned pro, this book has valuable information every actor should know to help them level up their career, along with essential tips on how to navigate relationships with representation. With over 20 years of experience as a highly respected talent agent, Brianna Ancel has helped nurture the careers of countless successful actors for both TV and film. If you want to take more control of your career, then this book is essential. Learn: - How to get an agent - The elements of your perfect pitch - How to maintain a strong relationship with your agent - Common industry myths - What makes a great demo reel - And dozens more pro-active career tips... "Actors, rejoice! This is the one book you need to navigate your Hollywood career. Top talent agent Brianna Ancel pulls back the curtain to reveal how successful actors mastermind their careers - and shows you exactly how you can do it yourself. Read it before you call your agent!" - Adam Leipzig, CEO and Founder, MediaU "Brianna is one of the best in the biz! She has a keen eye for talent and is an expert at molding and shaping the careers of her actors. Her knowledge and experience in the industry is second to none." - Mike Page, Casting Director/Casting Executive "Not only does Brianna have an incredible depth and breadth of knowledge concerning the ins and outs of this ever changing industry, she also possesses a beautifully generous well of empathy and understanding for humans and human behavior, which makes her an absolutely invaluable resource for actors. Her book is such a blessing for performers of all levels!" - Andrea Bordeaux, Series Regular (Run The World)

Acting Queer

Author : Conrad Alexandrowicz
File Size : 79.45 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 995
Read : 410
Download »
This book is situated at the intersection of queer/gender studies and theories of acting pedagogy and performance. It explores the social and cultural matrix in which matters of gender are negotiated, including that of post-secondary theatre and drama education. It identifies the predicament of gender dissident actors who must contend with the widespread enforcement of realist paradigms within the academy, and proposes a re-imagining of the way drama/theatre/performance are practised in order to serve more fairly and effectively the needs of queer actors in training. This is located within a larger project of critique in reference to the art form as a whole. The book stimulates discussion among practitioners and scholars on matters concerning various kinds of diversity: of gender expression, of approaches to the teaching of acting, and to the way the art form may be imagined and executed in the early years of the 21st Century, in particular in the face of the climate crisis. But it is also an aid to practitioners who are seeking new theoretical and practical approaches to dealing with gender diversity in acting pedagogy.

The Opera Singer s Acting Toolkit

Author : Martin Constantine
File Size : 24.67 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 964
Read : 336
Download »
The complete dramatic toolbox for the opera singer – a step-by-step guide detailing how to create character, from auditions through to rehearsal and performance and formulate a successful career. Drawing upon the innovative approach to the training of young opera singers developed by Martin Constantine, Co-Director of ENO Opera Works, The Opera Singer's Acting Toolkit leads the singer through the process of bringing the libretto and score to life in order to create character. It draws on the work of practitioners such as Stanislavski, Lecoq, Laban and Cicely Berry to introduce the singer to the tools needed to create an interior and physical life for character. The book draws on operatic repertoire from Handel through Mozart to Britten to present practical techniques and exercises to help the singer develop their own individual dramatic toolbox. The Opera Singer's Toolbox features interviews with leading conductors, directors, singers and casting agents to offer invaluable insights into the professional operatic world, and advice on how to remain focused on the importance of the work itself.

Introduction to the Alexander Technique

Author : Bill Connington
File Size : 23.79 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 803
Read : 175
Download »
Introduction to the Alexander Technique, part of the brand-new Acting Essentials series, is the first textbook about the Alexander Technique written specially for undergraduates. This eight-week program can be taught over the course of half a semester, a full semester, or dipped into as needed to address students' issues with physicality, movement, breathing, voice and performance habits. The Alexander Technique has been a vital part of training for performers since the early 20th century. It is a core part of the curriculum at most acting conservatories and in many BFA programs. Sometimes considered purely a movement discipline, the Alexander Technique in fact takes into consideration the entire person-mind, body, voice, emotions, and imagination. Introduction to the Alexander Technique addresses the student's self as a whole and is suitable for beginning acting students in any academic setting, including those who take performance classes as an elective. The book also includes more than 150 practical, easy-to-follow exercises that help students reduce tension and improve their alignment, flexibility, and poise. The textbook is supported by a range of online videos demonstrating key exercises described throughout the book.

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2020

Author :
File Size : 24.97 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 381
Read : 184
Download »
This well-established and respected directory supports actors in their training and search for work on stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies, photographers and much more, this essential reference book editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. With several new articles and commentaries, Actors' and Performers' Yearbook 2020 features aspects of the profession not previously covered, as well as continuing to provide valuable insight into auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and financial issues. This is a valuable professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. All listings have been updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.

Essential Acting

Author : William Cole
File Size : 58.65 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 765
Read : 230
Download »
Essential Acting provides a pathway to constructing fully dimensional characters that will commandthe stage whenever it is taken regardless ofrole or dynamic within the script. The book lays out a blueprint on how to create rich multi-faceted individuals by taking the actor from the merely aspirational to an inspirational and engaging artist. The freedom to explore bold choices by creating grounded performances that take place in the present moment.

Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics

Author : Troy Dobosiewicz
File Size : 67.93 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 428
Read : 1185
Download »
Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics uses constructivist pedagogy to teach acting via Practical Aesthetics, a system of actor training created in the mid-1980s by David Mamet. The book melds the history of Practical Aesthetics, Practical Aesthetics itself, educational theory, and compatible physical work into the educational approach called Praxis to create a comprehensive training guide for the modern actor and theatre instructor. It includes lesson plans, compatible voice and movement exercises, constructivist teaching materials, classroom handouts, and a suggested calendar for Acting courses. Written for Acting instructors at the college and secondary levels, Acting scholars, and professionals looking for a new way to perform, Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics offers detailed instructions to help students sharpen their performing skills and excel on stage.

The Essential Theatre

Author : Oscar Gross Brockett
File Size : 83.57 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 947
Read : 1126
Download »

Acting Comedy

Author : Christopher Olsen
File Size : 71.92 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 121
Read : 223
Download »
Despite being roundly cited as much harder to perform than its dramatic counterpart, comic acting is traditionally seen as a performance genre that can’t be taught. At best it is often described as a skill that can only be learned "on the job" through years of practice, or given to a performer through natural talent. Acting Comedy is an effort to examine this idea more rigorously by looking at different aspects of the comic actor’s craft. Each chapter is written by an expert in a particular form—from actors and directors to teachers and standup comedians. Topics covered include: how performers work with audiences how comic texts can be enhanced through word and musical rhythm analysis how physical movements can generate comic moments and build character. This book is an invaluable resource for any performer focusing on the minute details of comic acting, even down to exactly how one delivers a joke on stage. Christopher Olsen’s unique collection of comic voices will prove essential reading for students and professionals alike.

Acting With Integrity

Author : Ryan Kitley
File Size : 84.37 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 765
Read : 395
Download »
"Acting with Integrity" offers practical advice for actors. It discusses acting techniques, theories, and tips that are essential for any actor's career.

Essential Stage Movement

Author : MR Edward Rozinsky
File Size : 48.50 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 868
Read : 295
Download »

Acting in Real Time

Author : Paul Binnerts
File Size : 85.18 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 988
Read : 1124
Download »
A new theory of acting that tears down the theatrical "Fourth Wall"

Acting in Person and in Style

Author : Jerry L. Crawford
File Size : 83.20 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 977
Read : 650
Download »
Appropriate for both fundamental and advanced levels, the authors ground their commentary on actor training on the process of personalization and the innovative approaches to voice and movement training. They define the personalization process as one in which the actor discovers and explores in the self, characteristics, qualities, attitudes, and experiences that are legitimate dimensions of the role being created. Part I transitions from essential ingredients used in creating a role, such as focusing and speaking, to guidelines for auditioning and rehearsing, including role analysis. The discussions of basic acting principles are supported by skills-building exercises. Part II explores historical performance styles and shows how basic stylistic elements can be freshly adapted for modern audiences. Thus, in Part II, the authors center their discussions of voice, movement, character, and emotion around theatrical styles prevalent during certain historical periods and around sound acting theories gleaned from a wide range of acting traditions. Each chapter in this part ends with a helpful checklist that summarizes voice, movement, gesture, and other elements common to the era discussed.