A Practical Handbook for the Actor

A Practical Handbook for the Actor
Author: Melissa Bruder,Lee Michael Cohn,Madeleine Olnek,Nathaniel Pollack,Robert Previto,Scott Zigler
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2012-04-25
ISBN: 0307499138
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Handbook for the Actor Book Excerpt:

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.

A Practical Handbook for the Actor

A Practical Handbook for the Actor
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Acting
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Essential Acting

Essential Acting
Author: Brigid Panet
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2015-06-12
ISBN: 1317531809
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Acting Book Excerpt:

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.

How to Succeed on the Stage

How to Succeed on the Stage
Author: Philip Beaufoy Barry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 86
Release: 1927
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Acting
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Screen Acting Skills

Screen Acting Skills
Author: Roger Wooster,Paul Conway
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-01-09
ISBN: 1350093068
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Screen Acting Skills Book Excerpt:

Whether you are a young actor seeking to land your first screen role or a workshop leader looking for relevant exercises that won't involve vast technical support, this book belongs on your shelf. Many screen actors begin their careers lacking the appropriate pre-shoot preparation and knowledge of studio protocols. This book helps actors new to screen performance to be fully prepared artistically - and technically. Screen Acting Skills augments existing theoretical and academic studies by offering practical, focused exercises that can be explored in low-tech workshop situations. Written in an accessible, jargon-free and often humorous style, Screen Acting Skills enables creativity on the workshop floor, allowing young - and older! - actors to access their own talent, and to hone their skills. This book offers students and tutors a straightforward approach to acting for the screen and how to prepare for studio work. The book is published alongside online videos of workshops with screen acting students.

Directing Actors

Directing Actors
Author: Lee Michael Cohn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2021-06-29
ISBN: 1000402371
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Directing Actors Book Excerpt:

Directing Actors: A Practical Aesthetics Approach is the first book to apply the Practical Aesthetics acting technique to the craft of directing. Lee Cohn lays out a step-by-step, no-nonsense methodology for the director that includes a deep dive into the mechanics of storytelling, the rehearsal process, working with writers, and the practical realities of the director’s job. Featuring end-of-chapter exercises, this book provides a clear and effective means of breaking down a script in order to tell a story with clarity, simplicity, and dramatic force and gives directors a clear working vocabulary that will allow effective communication with actors. The techniques in this book are applicable to any theatrical style and any media platform in which a director might work. Written in an accessible, conversational style, this book strips the process of directing down to its most essential components to explain how to become an "actor’s director." A must-read for students in directing courses and professional directors working with actors who prescribe to the Practical Aesthetics technique, as well as anyone interested in the process of working with actors, Directing Actors will help directors to get the very best their actors are capable of while approaching the work with a joyful, open spirit.

Interchangeable Parts

Interchangeable Parts
Author: Victor Holtcamp
Publsiher: Theater: Theory/Text/Performan
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019
ISBN: 047213146X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interchangeable Parts Book Excerpt:

Revisits the history of acting pedagogy and performance practice to reveal the influence of industrial culture and philosophy on theater and film

An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares
Author: Ryan Allen Crowder,Abilene Christian University. Honors Program
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Acting
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics

Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics
Author: Troy Dobosiewicz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2019-09-23
ISBN: 100045861X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics Book Excerpt:

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.

After Live

After Live
Author: Daniel Sack
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2015-08-20
ISBN: 0472052861
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After Live Book Excerpt:

An exploration of how live events--theater, dance, and installation art--stage encounters between the present and a radically ambivalent future

A Field Guide to Actor Training

A Field Guide to Actor Training
Author: Laura Wayth
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN: 0879109076
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Field Guide to Actor Training Book Excerpt:

(Limelight). A Field Guide to Actor Training will help you answer this question! The book is designed to be an introduction to various theater training methodologies, highlighting their basic tenets and comparing and contrasting each system of training and rehearsal. The goal is to provide a one-stop-shopping kind of resource for student/beginning actors who are seeking training through private studios or graduate schools and who crave guidance in selecting training that is right for them. Starting with the big question of "Why is actor training important?" and moving on to overviews of the major acting methodologies, vocal training, physical actor training, and advice on how to find the right kind of training for each individual, A Field Guide to Actor Training is an essential resource for the student actor.

Training of the American Actor Large Print 16pt

Training of the American Actor  Large Print 16pt
Author: Arthur Bartow
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2010-07
ISBN: 1458781267
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Training of the American Actor Large Print 16pt Book Excerpt:

The first comprehensive survey and study of the major techniques developed by and for the American actor over the past 60 years. Presented side-by-side, each of the 10 disciplines included is described in detail by one of today's foremost practitioners. An invaluable resource both for the young actor embarking on a career and for the theatre professional polishing his or her craft. ''successful acting must reflect a society's current beliefs. The men and women who developed each new technique were convinced that previous methods were not equal to the full challenges of their time and place, and the techniques in this book have been adapted to current needs in order to continue to be successful methods for training actors. The actor's journey is an individual one, and the actor seeks a form, or a variety of forms, of training that will assist in unlocking his own creative gifts of expression.''

The Existential Actor

The Existential Actor
Author: Jeff Zinn
Publsiher: Crossroad Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-12-12
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Existential Actor Book Excerpt:

This is a book for the thinking actor, and the finest actors I've known are just that. The best actors bring it all together body, heart, spirit, and mind. This book is for the actor who thinks about craft and influence, who thinks about the relationship of performance to living, who thinks about doing and what that doing means. Acting is a metaphor and it's a mirror, and, so, a theory of acting, if true, shows us to ourselves. Jeff Zinn knows this. He knows it as an actor, director, teacher, and thinker. His theory of everything is simple and revelatory. (from the foreword by Todd London)

Stoicism and Performance

Stoicism and Performance
Author: Cormac Power
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2019-10-21
ISBN: 9004409548
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stoicism and Performance Book Excerpt:

Power’s Stoicism and Performance offers new perspectives on contemporary theatre and performance debates. By introducing Stoicism as a performative philosophy that radicalises forms of thinking and experience, key themes such as performativity, embodiment, emotion, affect and spectatorship are re-examined.

What is the New Rhetoric

What is the New Rhetoric
Author: Susan E. Thomas
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2009-03-26
ISBN: 144380780X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What is the New Rhetoric Book Excerpt:

The Age of Information has spawned a critical focus on human communication in a multimedia world, particularly on theories and practices of writing. With the worldwide web impacting increasingly on academic and business communication, the need has never been greater for advanced study in writing, communication, and critical thinking across all genres, sectors, and cultures. In recent decades, the definitions of 'new rhetoric' have expanded to encompass a variety of theories and movements, raising the question of how rhetoric is understood and employed in the twenty-first century. The essays collected here represent variations on these themes, with each attempting to answer the title?s deliberately provocative question, addressing particularly: -How the classical art of rhetoric is still relevant today; -How it is directly related to modern technologies and the new modes of communication they have generated; -How rhetorical practice is informing research methodologies and teaching and learning practices in the contemporary academy.

The Complexity of Greatness

The Complexity of Greatness
Author: Scott Barry Kaufman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-05-22
ISBN: 0190240768
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complexity of Greatness Book Excerpt:

What are the origins of greatness? Few other questions have caused such intense debate, controversy, and diversity of opinions. In recent years, a large body of research has accumulated that suggests that the origins of greatness are extraordinarily complex. Instead of talent or practice, it's talent and practice. Instead of nature or nature, it's nature via nurture. Instead of practice, it's deliberate practice. Instead of the causes of greatness in general, it's the determinants of greatness specific to a field. The Complexity of Greatness brings together a variety of perspectives and the most cutting-edge research on genes, talent, intelligence, expertise, deliberate practice, creativity, prodigies, savants, passion, and persistence. A variety of different domains are represented, including science, mathematics, expert memory, acting, visual arts, music, and sports. This book demonstrates that the truth about greatness is far more nuanced, complex, and fascinating than any one viewpoint or paradigm can possibly reveal. Indeed, it suggests that the time has come to go beyond talent or practice. Greatness is much, much more.

Real Life Drama

Real Life Drama
Author: Wendy Smith
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN: 0307830985
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Life Drama Book Excerpt:

Real Life Drama is the classic history of the remarkable group that revitalized American theater in the 1930s by engaging urgent social and moral issues that still resonate today. Born in the turbulent decade of the Depression, the Group Theatre revolutionized American arts. Wendy Smith's dramatic narrative brings the influential troupe and its founders to life once again, capturing their joys and pains, their triumphs and defeats. Filled with fresh insights into the towering personalities of Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg, Cheryl Crawford, Elia Kazan, Clifford Odets, Stella and Luther Adler, Karl Malden, and Lee J. Cobb, among many others, Real Life Drama chronicles a passionate community of idealists as they opened a new frontier in theater.

The Director as Collaborator

The Director as Collaborator
Author: Robert Knopf
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-04-07
ISBN: 1317326563
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Director as Collaborator Book Excerpt:

The Director as Collaborator teaches essential directing skills while emphasizing how directors and theater productions benefit from collaboration. Good collaboration occurs when the director shares responsibility for the artistic creation with the entire production team, including actors, designers, stage managers, and technical staff. Leadership does not preclude collaboration; in theater, these concepts can and should be complementary. Students will develop their abilities by directing short scenes and plays and by participating in group exercises. New to the second edition: updated interviews, exercises, forms, and appendices new chapter on technology including digital research, previsualization and drafting programs, and web-sharing sites new chapter on devised and ensemble-based works new chapter on immersive theater, including material and exercises on environmental staging and audience–performer interaction

Acting The Basics

Acting  The Basics
Author: Bella Merlin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-04-14
ISBN: 113699355X
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acting The Basics Book Excerpt:

A practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, skilfully combining ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry. It covers key areas such as: the development of modern drama and acting processes over the years the approach and legacy of acting pioneers and practitioners from around the world acting techniques and practicalities, including training, auditioning, rehearsing and performing – both for stage and camera Complete with a glossary of terms and useful website suggestions, this is the ideal introduction for anyone wanting to learn more about the practice of acting and the people who have advanced its evolution.

Devising Theatre

Devising Theatre
Author: Alison Oddey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-10-11
ISBN: 1136111964
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Devising Theatre Book Excerpt:

Devising Theatre is a practical handbook that combines a critical analysis of contemporary devised theatre practice with descriptions of selected companies, and suggestions for any group devising theatre from scratch. It is the first book to propose a general theory of devised theatre. After identifying the unique nature of this type of performance, the author examines how devised theatre is perceived by professional practitioners, and provides an historical overview illustrating how it has evolved since the 1960s. Alison Oddey examines the particular working practices and products of a number of professional companies, including a Reminiscence theatre for the elderly and a theatre-in-education group, and offers ideas and exercises for exploration and experimentation.