Sanford Meisner on Acting

Sanford Meisner on Acting
Author: Sanford Meisner,Dennis Longwell
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-11-07
ISBN: 0307830632
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sanford Meisner on Acting Book Excerpt:

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

The Sanford Meisner Approach

The Sanford Meisner Approach
Author: Larry Silverberg
Publsiher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 156
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9781880399774
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sanford Meisner Approach Book Excerpt:

"¿ concise and insightful throughout and makes the technique accessible to any committed student. ¿This work is recommended for large theater collections in public and academic libraries". LIBRARY JOURNAL"Fascinating " BOOKLISTYou can now experience the same training studied by some of out finest actors, including: Robert Duvall, Joanne Woodward, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum, Mary Steenburgen, Gregory Peck, Jon Voight, Eli Wallach and many others. With a foreword by Academy Award Winner and theatre legend, Horton Foote, this inspiring new book will strengthen in you the most essential and vital skills of great acting! It will lead you to a very personal way of working, as an actor who is absolutely authentic and tremendously simple - so rare in today's theatre. The Sanford Meisner Approach: An Actor's Workbook Volume I is appropriate for any actor, from beginning student to working professional. As you experience the joy of discovery offered in each lesson, the Workbook will awaken within you a profound passion to create and a hunger to express yourself as an artist of the theatre, An Actor! Larry Silverberg is founder and Artistic Director of the Belltown Theatre Center in Seattle, WA. He is also on staff at the University of Washington where he teaches Master Classes in the Meisner Work, while continuing his own acting career. Larry is a past winner of the Warner Bros. Filmmaker of the Year Award for his film, Flight in Masquerade, and has also been busy directing for the stage. Larry is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York City where he studied with master acting teacher, Sanford Meisner.

Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner

Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner
Author: Anjalee Deshpande Hutchinson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-07-17
ISBN: 1000077527
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner Book Excerpt:

Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner: Collisions and Convergence in Actor Training offers a comprehensive analysis of the Sanford Meisner Acting Technique in comparison to the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. This compilation reveals the connections as well as the contradictions between these two very different approaches, while highlighting meaningful bridges and offering in-depth essays from a variety of sources, including master teachers with years of experience and new and rising stars in the field. The authors provide philosophical arguments on actor training, innovative approaches to methodology, and explorations into integration, as well as practical methods of application for the classroom or rehearsal room, or scaffolded into a curriculum. Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner: Collisions and Convergence in Actor Training is an excellent resource for professors teaching Introductory, Intermediate or Advanced Acting Technique as well as acting program directors and department chairs seeking new, impactful research on actor training.

Analyzing and Applying the Sanford Meisner Approach to Acting

Analyzing and Applying the Sanford Meisner Approach to Acting
Author: Aaron Lucas Adair,University of Texas at Dallas. Graduate Program in the Humanities
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Acting
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Sanford Meisner Approach

The Sanford Meisner Approach
Author: Larry Silverberg
Publsiher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 116
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9781575250748
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sanford Meisner Approach Book Excerpt:

Product DescriptionShortly before his death, Sanford Meisner arranged for Larry Silverberg to create a written legacy of his teaching techniques. This book is the second of four books in the Sanford Meisner series. In this extraordinary new book, Silverberg demystifies the emotional demands of acting and leads the actor through a process aimed at tapping into and deepening his own emotional instrument. Not only will actors gain insight into the whole realm of the emotions, they will see very clearly the traps most actors fall into when it comes to "being emotional" on stage. A healthier and more effective way of working will be taught -- a way of working which brings the actor powerful and unique creativity to every part. About the AuthorLarry Silverberg is founder and Artistic Director of the Belltown Theatre Center in Seattle, WA. He is also on staff at the University of Washington where he teaches Master Classes in the Meisner Work, while continuing his own acting career. Larry is a past winner of the Warner Bros. Filmmaker of the Year Award for his film, Flight in Masquerade, and has also been busy directing for the stage. Larry is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York City where he studied with master acting teacher, Sanford Meisner.

Acting in the Academy

Acting in the Academy
Author: Peter Zazzali
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2016-03-31
ISBN: 1317428366
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acting in the Academy Book Excerpt:

There are over 150 BFA and MFA acting programs in the US today, nearly all of which claim to prepare students for theatre careers. Peter Zazzali contends that the curricula of these courses represent an ethos that is as outdated as it is limited, given today’s shrinking job market for stage actors. Acting in the Academy traces the history of actor training in universities to make the case for a move beyond standard courses in voice and speech, movement, or performance, to develop an entrepreneurial model that motivates and encourages students to create their own employment opportunities. This book answers questions such as: How has the League of Professional Theatre Training Programs shaped actor training in the US? How have training programmes and the acting profession developed in relation to one another? What impact have these developments had on American acting as an art form? Acting in the Academy calls for a reconceptualization of actor training the US, and looks to newly empower students of performance with a fresh, original perspective on their professional development.

Teaching Peace

Teaching Peace
Author: J. Denny Weaver,Gerald Biesecker-Mast
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780742514577
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Peace Book Excerpt:

Teaching Peace carries the discussion of nonviolence beyond ethics and into the rest of the academic curriculum. This book isn't just for religion or philosophy teachers--it is for all educators.

Acting Action

Acting Action
Author: Hugh O'Gorman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2021-06-07
ISBN: 1538139308
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acting Action Book Excerpt:

"A vigorous inquiry into the art of acting focusing on playing action, this book teaches actors how to do the "doing of acting." Hugh O'Gorman provides special insight into the acting methods of Earle Gister and Lloyd Richards"--

An Actress Prepares

An Actress Prepares
Author: Rosemary Malague
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN: 1136503897
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Actress Prepares Book Excerpt:

'Every day, thousands of women enter acting classes where most of them will receive some variation on the Stanislavsky-based training that has now been taught in the U.S. for nearly ninety years. Yet relatively little feminist consideration has been given to the experience of the student actress: What happens to women in Method actor training?' An Actress Prepares is the first book to interrogate Method acting from a specifically feminist perspective. Rose Malague addresses "the Method" not only with much-needed critical distance, but also the crucial insider's view of a trained actor. Case studies examine the preeminent American teachers who popularized and transformed elements of Stanislavsky’s System within the U.S.—Strasberg, Adler, Meisner, and Hagen— by analyzing and comparing their related but distinctly different approaches. This book confronts the sexism that still exists in actor training and exposes the gender biases embedded within the Method itself. Its in-depth examination of these Stanislavskian techniques seeks to reclaim Method acting from its patriarchal practices and to empower women who act. 'I've been waiting for someone to write this book for years: a thorough-going analysis and reconsideration of American approaches to Stanislavsky from a feminist perspective ... lively, intelligent, and engaging.' – Phillip Zarrilli, University of Exeter 'Theatre people of any gender will be transformed by Rose Malague’s eye-opening study An Actress Prepares... This book will be useful to all scholars and practitioners determined to make gender equity central to how they hone their craft and their thinking.' – Jill Dolan, Princeton University

The Sanford Meisner Acting Technique

The Sanford Meisner Acting Technique
Author: Caron Treger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 139
Release: 19??
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychodrama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Acting Now

Acting Now
Author: Edward Vilga
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 215
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780813524030
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acting Now Book Excerpt:

Actors, coaches, and others in the field discuss maintaining a career as an actor, an actor's training, techniques for stage and film work, and related topics.

The Sanford Meisner Approach An actor s workbook

The Sanford Meisner Approach  An actor s workbook
Author: Larry Silverberg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Acting
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sanford Meisner Approach An actor s workbook Book Excerpt:

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.

The Sanford Meisner Approach

The Sanford Meisner Approach
Author: Larry Silverberg
Publsiher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sanford Meisner Approach Book Excerpt:

"For serious theatre students, this book could be highly influential in laying a foundation for their acting careers." VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES Of The Sanford Meisner Approach Volume I¿"Silverberg's writing is concise and insightful throughout and makes the technique accessible to any committed student." LIBRARY JOURNAL Revolutionary! Inspiring! Masterful! Essential! From around the world, the critics have raved about Larry Silverberg's series on the Meisner Approach. In Workbook Four: Playing The Part, Larry takes you on a most intimate and personal journey as he teaches you how to take on the life of the character in a deeply authentic, organic, and specific way. As you work through the lessons in Playing the Part, your creativity and imagination will be unleashed and you will learn what it really means to be an actor who is passionate, relentless, and true! Join the students who have studied with Larry and who have used his books to master the craft of acting. LARRY SILVERBERG is founder and Artistic Director of the Belltown Theatre Center in Seattle, WA. He is also on staff at the University of Washington where he teaches Master Classes in the Meisner Work, while continuing his own acting career. Larry is a past winner of the Warner Bros. Filmmaker of the Year Award for his film, Flight in Masquerade, and has also been busy directing for the stage. Larry is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York City where he studied with master acting teacher, Sanford Meisner.

Meisner For Teens

Meisner For Teens
Author: Larry Silverberg
Publsiher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN: 9781575256160
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meisner For Teens Book Excerpt:

The long-anticipated teen guide to the Meisner technique by Larry Silverberg, leading Meisner Technique author and teacherSELLING POINTSMeisner for Teens, the first book devoted to exploring the Meisner Approach with teens, includes:- Individual and group exercises- Journal prompts- Writing, listening, and observing assignments- Thoughtful, inspiring quotes throughout- Perfect material to incorporate into High School Drama classes- Excellent text for Introduction to Acting college-level courses- Relates the craft of acting to the truths of lifeBOOK SYNOPSISLarry Silverberg, the author who introduced the Meisner Technique to actors through his acclaimed four-volumeworkbook series, has now written a Meisner guidebook for young actors. A perfect text for high school drama teachers,Silverberg provides clear and easy to understand instruction to guide young actors toward simple, meaningful, authenticand passionately alive ways of working. He speaks directly to the teenage actors, guiding them step-by-step through thedemanding and thrilling exercises of the Meisner Approach.In this workbook and acting journal wrapped in one, students keep a journal in which they define their desires and refine their skills of observation: learning to listen carefully to other people and pay keener attention to their own responses. Through dialogue work in pairs, young actors learn to engage immediately and directly with their partners.True acting develops through this increased sensitivity and fearless response to others.Meisner for Teens: A Life of True Acting, based on Silverberg¿s highly praised workshops for teens, will help teenactors to free themselves from self-consciousness and the pressures of performance to achieve truth on the stage¿andin life.LARRY SILVERBERG, director of the True Acting Institute, is an actor, acting teacher, and author of many books on acting. He is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse, where he studied with legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner, and is considered one of the foremost authorities on the Meisner Technique. He has written an internationally acclaimed four-volume series on the Meisner Technique called The Sanford Meisner Approach: An Actors Workbook. Silverberg teaches acting in his world-renowned professional actors training program, The Meisner Intensive Training Program, which he holds at universities, colleges, and acting studios around the world. He is also the founder of the True Acting Institute Association and is on the teaching faculties of The International Institute of the Performing Arts in Paris and European Act.

Broadway An Encyclopedia of Theater and American Culture 2 volumes

Broadway  An Encyclopedia of Theater and American Culture  2 volumes
Author: Thomas A. Greenfield
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 779
Release: 2009-12-23
ISBN: 0313342652
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Broadway An Encyclopedia of Theater and American Culture 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

This is the most comprehensive and insightful reference available on Broadway theater as an American cultural phenomenon and an illuminator of American life. • Comprises nearly 200 entries of landmark productions, important theater artists, and topics that highlight Broadway's powerful impact on American culture • Brings together the work of 65 contributors, including leading academic writers and researchers in theater and popular culture as well as working theater professionals • Presents a timeline of major events, including openings of selected landmark productions and birthdates of selected critical figures • Showcases 80-90 photographs of key figures and scenes from landmark productions • Provides a survey of both print and online resources, including general references, specific studies, and selected biographies • Offers a glossary of selected production and business terms • Includes an index of names, productions, and themes

Acting The Basics

Acting  The Basics
Author: Bella Merlin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN: 1317590511
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acting The Basics Book Excerpt:

Now in a vibrantly revised second editon, Acting: The Basics remains a practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, which skilfully combines ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry. Retaining a balance between acting history, a discussion of pioneers and a consideration of the practicalities of acting techniques, the new edition includes a discussion of acting for the screen as well as the practicalities of stage acting, including training, auditioning and rehearsing. With a glossary of terms and useful website suggestions, this is the ideal introduction for anyone wanting to learn more about the practice and history of acting.

The Sanford Meisner Approach

The Sanford Meisner Approach
Author: Larry Silverberg
Publsiher: Crossroad Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-09-18
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sanford Meisner Approach Book Excerpt:

Larry Silverberg, author of the revolutionary four book series The Sanford Meisner Approach: An Actor's Workbook now brings to you Workbook Three: Tackling the Text. In this exciting next step of the Meisner technique, Silverberg guides you through a specific and step-by-step method of bringing a vivid authenticity to the roles you play. As you work through the lessons in script-work, you will have the experience of easily avoiding the traps and cliches of performing preconceived notions of the character and learn how to carve out your own unique path of discovery from the greater possibilities the script holds within it.

Sanford Meisner

Sanford Meisner
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sanford Meisner Book Excerpt:

Scott Williams introduces a group of actors to one of Sanford Meisner's acting training exercises.

Objectives Obstacles and Tactics in Practice

Objectives  Obstacles  and Tactics in Practice
Author: Hillary Haft Bucs,Valerie Clayman Pye
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2019-11-27
ISBN: 0429812000
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Objectives Obstacles and Tactics in Practice Book Excerpt:

Objectives, Obstacles, and Tactics in Practice is the first book that compiles practical approaches of the best practices from a range of practitioners on the subject of working with Stanislavski’s "objectives," "obstacles," and "tactics." The book offers instructors and directors a variety of tools from leading acting teachers, who bring their own individual perspectives to the challenge of working with Stanislavski’s principles for today’s actors, in one volume. Each essay addresses its own theoretical and practical approach and offers concrete instructions for implementing new explorations both in the classroom and in the rehearsal studio. An excellent resource for acting and directing instructors at the university level, directing and theatre pedagogy students, high school/secondary theatre teachers, and community theatre leaders, Objectives, Obstacles, and Tactics in Practice serves as a resource for lesson planning and exploration, and provides an encyclopedia of the best practices in the field today.