2012-04-25

A Practical Handbook for the Actor

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  • Full Title : A Practical Handbook for the Actor
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 0307499138
  • Pages : 112
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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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.


2009-05-26

Audition

By Michael Shurtleff
  • Full Title : Audition
  • Author : Michael Shurtleff
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780802719027
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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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 role! 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.


2004-12-28

The Intent to Live

By Larry Moss
  • Full Title : The Intent to Live
  • Author : Larry Moss
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • ISBN Code : 055390115X
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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“I call this book The Intent to Live because great actors don’t seem to be acting, they seem to be actually living.” –Larry Moss, from the Introduction When Oscar-winning actors Helen Hunt and Hilary Swank accepted their Academy Awards, each credited Larry Moss’s guidance as key to their career-making performances. There is a two-year waiting list for his advanced acting classes. But now everyone–professionals and amateurs alike–can discover Moss’s passionate, in-depth teaching. Inviting you to join him in the classroom and onstage, Moss shares the techniques he has developed over thirty years to help actors set their emotions, imagination, and behavior on fire, showing how the hard work of preparation pays off in performances that are spontaneous, fresh, and authentic. From the foundations of script analysis to the nuances of physicalization and sensory work, here are the case studies, exercises, and insights that enable you to connect personally with a script, develop your character from the inside out, overcome fear and inhibition, and master the technical skills required for success in the theater, television, and movies. Far more than a handbook, The Intent to Live is the personal credo of a master teacher. Moss’s respect for actors and love of the actor’s craft enliven every page, together with examples from a wealth of plays and films, both current and classic, and vivid appreciations of great performances. Whether you act for a living or simply want a deeper understanding of acting greatness, The Intent to Live will move, instruct, and inspire you.


2015-02-06

Voice and the Young Actor

By Rena Cook
  • Full Title : Voice and the Young Actor
  • Author : Rena Cook
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 147253915X
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Many high school theatre teachers do not have access to intensive voice instruction. Rena's book will fill that void. It is instructive, concise, easy to understand, and most importantly for the high school student, fun. High school teachers will find the book an invaluable voice and acting resource. It would be beneficial to all high school theatre programs to have Voice and the Young Actor as a textbook." Kim Moore, High School Teacher, Colorado There are thousands of students enrolled in school drama classes in yet very often young actors cannot be heard, are culturally encouraged to trail off at the ends of sentences, and habitually use only the lowest pitches of the voice. Drama teachers, frequently ask, "How can I get my students to speak up, to be clear, to articulate?" Voice and the Young Actor is written for the school actor, is inviting in format, language and illustration and offers clear and inspiring instructions. A DVD features 85 mins and 28 filmed voice workshop exercises with the author and two students. These students log their reflections in the book on what they have learned throughout their training and there is space for the reader to do the same. A workbook in format, Voice and the Young Actor provides simple, interactive vocal exercises and shows young performers how to take voice work into acting.


2012-11-07

Sanford Meisner on Acting

By Sanford Meisner,Dennis Longwell
  • Full Title : Sanford Meisner on Acting
  • Author : Sanford Meisner,Dennis Longwell
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 0307830632
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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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


2005-08-18

The Power of the Actor

By Ivana Chubbuck
  • Full Title : The Power of the Actor
  • Author : Ivana Chubbuck
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1440649960
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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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.


2016-10-04

An Actor's Work

By Konstantin Stanislavski
  • Full Title : An Actor's Work
  • Author : Konstantin Stanislavski
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1315474247
  • Pages : 726
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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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.


2013-03-06

Acting - The First Six Lessons

By Richard Boleslavsky
  • Full Title : Acting - The First Six Lessons
  • Author : Richard Boleslavsky
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 144748987X
  • Pages : 122
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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“Acting - The First Six Lessons” is a collection of essays by Richard Boleslavsky. Written in the form of a series of dialogues, these lessons aim to inform and instruct the budding actor on some of the basic principles of acting and learning to act. A novel approach to teaching acting techniques, this volume is highly recommended for novices and young actors or actresses looking to hone their abilities. Richard Boleslavsky (1889 – 1937) was a Polish theatre director, actor and teacher. Other notable works by this author include: “The Way of the Lancer” (1932), “Lances Down” (1932), and “New Features in Acting” (1935). Contents include: “Richard Boleslavsky”, “Introduction”, “The First Lesson”, “The Second Lesson”, “The Third Lesson”, “The Fourth Lesson”, “The Fifth Lesson”, and “The Sixth Lesson”. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.


2019-02-07

Shakespeare in Action

By Jaq Bessell
  • Full Title : Shakespeare in Action
  • Author : Jaq Bessell
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 147422976X
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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- How do actors prepare a script of a Shakespeare play for performance? - Where do directors begin? - What do Shakespeare's plays offer a designer or choreographer? - How do the cast and creative team work together in rehearsals? With S


2014-10-29

The FRBR Family of Conceptual Models

By Richard P. Smiraglia,Pat Riva,Maja Žumer
  • Full Title : The FRBR Family of Conceptual Models
  • Author : Richard P. Smiraglia,Pat Riva,Maja Žumer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317850548
  • Pages : 438
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Since 1998 when FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) was first published by IFLA, the effort to develop and apply FRBR has been extended in many innovative and experimental directions. Papers in this volume explain and expand upon the extended family of FRBR models including Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD), Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Data (FRSAD), and the object-oriented version of FRBR known as FRBRoo. Readers will learn about dialogues between the FRBR Family and other modeling technologies, specific implementations and extensions of FRBR in retrieval systems, catalog codes employing FRBR, a wide variety of research that uses the FRBR model, and approaches to using FRBR for the Semantic Web. Librarians of all stripes as well as library and information science students and researchers can use this volume to bring their knowledge of the FRBR model and its implementation up to date. This book was published as a special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly.