The Student Actor Prepares Acting for Life

The Student Actor Prepares  Acting for Life
Author: Gai Jones
Release: 2014
Editor: Intellect Books
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9781783201907
Language: en
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The Student Actor Prepares is a practical, interactive approach to a student actor’s journey. Each chapter includes acting principles, their importance to the process, and workbook entries for emotional work, script analysis, and applications to the study of theater. Topics cover a brief history of the art of acting and how the study of acting can be an advantage in numerous occupations; an actor’s discovery of emotional work; movement and mime practices for the act∨ vocal practices for the act∨ solo improvisational study; script analysis for the individual act∨ rehearsal tips; monologue work; original solo work; audition information; working with an acting partner or in a production; acting resources; and research topics.

A Film Actor s Technique

A Film Actor s Technique
Author: James A. Baffico
Release: 2012-02-01
Editor: Trafford Publishing
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781466905177
Language: en
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A comprehensive step-by-step how-to guide for the beginner movie actor.

The Actor as Storyteller

The Actor as Storyteller
Author: Bruce Miller
Release: 2012-01-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781458471543
Language: en
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THE ACTOR AS STORYTELLER: AN INTRODUCTION TO ACTING

An Actor s Guide to Getting Work

An Actor s Guide to Getting Work
Author: Simon Dunmore
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: A&C Black
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781408109274
Language: en
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Competition for acting work is fierce, and although talent is important, actors need all the help they can get. Now in its fourth edition, this practical, comprehensive guide contains invaluable information and advice to enable actors to make the most of: drama schools; audition speeches and sight-readings; letters, CVs and photographs; finding and working with an agent; auditions for musicals; the fringe; interviews; TV, commercials and films; voice-overs; the Internet; Equity. The author, an experienced director, has drawn on his own knowledge and also on the experience of numerous other professionals to produce a book that has become the standard work of reference for actors of all ages.

Starting Your Career as an Actor

Starting Your Career as an Actor
Author: Jason Pugatch
Release: 2012-08-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781621532330
Language: en
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This practical and entertaining guide readies the uninitiated actor to navigate the ridiculous, impossible, and often heartbreaking world of the acting industry. This book will expose actors to the ins and outs of the world's (second) oldest profession. Topics include how to be "discovered," what to expect from training programs, the grunt work of starting a career, how to persevere in the face of rejection, the new digital world for actors, and much more. Experienced actor and screenwriter Jason Pugatch offers a fresh, hip, and invaluable industry perspective, with sidebar quotations, charts, and timelines, and a quick-reference appendix of the acting trade. Packed with myth-shattering anecdotes and told in a personal tone, Starting Your Career as an Actor is the backstage guide that every aspiring actor must read.

An Actor s Work

An Actor s Work
Author: Konstantin Stanislavski
Release: 2008-02-07
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 728
ISBN: 9781134101474
Language: en
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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.

The Actor In You

The Actor In You
Author: Robert Benedetti
Release: 2015-03-19
Editor: Pearson Higher Ed
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780205914944
Language: en
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Explore the fundamentals of acting The Actor in You presents a thorough and systematic exposure to the fundamentals of the acting process in simple, direct language and a streamlined structure. This title draws on exercises and examples from students’ everyday lives, well-known plays, and popular television programs to lead the beginning student through the process of creating a role. MySearchLab is a part of the Benedetti program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students understand critical thinking in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app. 0133802442 / 9780133802443 The Actor in You Plus MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 020591490X / 9780205914906 The Actor In You: Twelve Simple Steps to Understanding the Art of Acting

The Actor s Business Plan

The Actor s Business Plan
Author: Jane Drake Brody
Release: 2015-10-22
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781472573711
Language: en
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The Actor's Business Plan is a self-directed practical guide for actors graduating from formal training programs, as well as for those already in the business whose careers need to move ahead more successfully. Using the familiar language of acting training, the book offers a method for the achievement of dreams through a five-year life and career plan giving positive steps to develop a happy life as an actor and as a person. It assists performers to flourish using the same kind of business/career planning that is a necessary part of life for entrepreneurs and business people. This introduction to the acting industry provides essential knowledge not only for how the business actually works, but also describes what casting directors, agents, and managers do, demystifies the role of unions, discusses how much things cost, and offers advice on branding and marketing strategies. It differs from other such handbooks in that it addresses the everyday issues of life, money, and jobs that so frequently destroy an actor's career before it is even begun. While addressing NYC and LA, the guide also gives a regional breakdown for those actors who may wish to begin careers or to settle in other cities. It is loaded with personal stories, and interviews with actors, casting directors, and agents from throughout the US. The Actor's Business Plan is the answer to the common complaint by students that they were not taught how to negotiate the show business world while at school. It is the perfect antidote for this problem and can easily fit into a ten or a thirteen-week class syllabus. Offering support as a personal career coach, empowering the actor to take concrete steps towards their life and career dreams, The Actor's Business Plan: A Career Guide for the Acting Life is a must-have book for actors who are determined to be a part of the professional world .

Actor s Alchemy

Actor s Alchemy
Author: Bruce Miller
Release: 2011-02-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9780879104351
Language: en
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An actor's script is both a gold mine, and the map to discovering it: if properly read, a script will reveal its riches to you. Unfortunately, most actors never learn to efficiently read the map, or master how to convert what they find in a script into playable gold. Why? Because this aspect of the acting process is seldom taught in a simple and tangible way in the classroom or studio. Acting can – and should – be more than guesswork and instinct. Actor's Alchemy: Finding the Gold in Your Script examines the relationship between the script and what an actor ultimately does on the stage or on screen. Here is a straightforward guide filled with useful information to help actors learn to use their scripts in a specific and analytical way to solve the problems of the scene and bring their elusive characters to life. In learning how to decipher the script, actors will be equipped to make the choices that lead to delivering a gold performance.

A Mouthful of Money

A Mouthful of Money
Author: Priti Khan
Release: 2022-06-14
Editor: Blue Rose Publishers
Pages: 233
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Language: en
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The Indian Voice Over Industry has evolved into a significantly professional and diverse field over the years. But what is still missing is written and formalized literature - be it articles, blogs, magazines or books by industry professionals that detail every aspect, technique, process, etc. This book is a humble attempt to document several facets of the voicing world, especially, in the Indian context. Not all aspiring voice-over artists can afford personal coaching and mentoring, even if they have the passion and talent in them. When one enters the market without any formal training, it is as good as playing blindfolded darts. Often when someone explores the market but struggles to live up to the expectations, they give up and quit. This book hopes to demystify the art of voice acting and provide a platform for all budding voice-over artists to have a chance at becoming the next industry expert. A ready reckoner, this is a textbook for aspiring voice-over artists to understand the nuances of the voice, learn plenty of vocal exercises, voice culture, vocal tricks, and thus learn the knack of earning money with their voice.

The Actor

The Actor
Author: Don Miguel Ruiz,Barbara Emrys
Release: 2021-03-30
Editor: Leaping Hare Press
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780711267237
Language: en
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The first book in the four-part Mystery School Series by bestselling authors Don Miguel Ruiz and Barbara Emrys, The Actor is a guide to mastering the art of happiness, and living more authentically. Don Miguel Ruiz, author of the internationally bestselling The Four Agreements and mythical Mexican shaman, together with his longtime apprentice Barbara Emrys, returns with his most important work of all: a course for students on the spiritual mystery of life, created to provoke an inner revolution. With The Actor: How to Live an Authentic Life, join the ‘Mystery School’ for your first week of learning and explore the most fascinating story and mystery of all: you! Bring your curiosity and enthusiasm, and prepare to open your mind. Learn, over five days, how to observe your life from an artist’s point of view, and meet the real face behind the actor’s mask. Your schedule: Day 1: The Artist Day 2: Language Day 3: Acting Day 4: The Stage Day 5: The Final Curtain Discover how you are the main character in every story you’ve ever told about yourself, and how to view the human drama as a whole, as well as the role you play in it. Develop your awareness of human thinking and behaviour as each lesson brings you a step closer to wisdom and awareness, and begin to step away from the ‘roles’ you play and reclaim your authenticity. Every one of us is a transforming work of art, and underneath all the theatrics, the truth waits to be illuminated. Peep behind the stage curtains, and embrace the show that is life! Don Miguel Ruiz’s new work, the Mystery School Series, is a four-part course exploring the spiritual mystery of life, with lessons that bring insight on its specific challenges taught through theory, practice, and imaginative exercises. As a student of life, learn to recognize the creative choices that have made your reality what it is now, and the choices that are still available to you. Use your new understanding to make peace with the past; transform your relationship with the present and create a new script for your life. Continue your transformation with the other three books of the Mystery School Series: Eros: Misconceptions About the Art of Romance and Sexuality The Myth: The Stories We Tell About Ourselves and Our Reality Grief: Self-Care While Surviving the Loss of People we Love

The Unlimited Actor

The Unlimited Actor
Author: Nancy Mayans
Release: 2017-03-24
Editor: Balboa Press
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781504362405
Language: en
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The Unlimited Actor is an exciting new paradigm in actor training. Step by step this book will guide you into sensing and controlling the body's mental, emotional, and physical energy centers. Train these "power points" to change at will and your acting range will take a quantum leap. * Boost Your Confidence * Easily Access Any Emotion * Embody Any Character on Cue

Actor

Actor
Author: Frederick Stroppel
Release: 2003
Editor: Samuel French, Inc.
Pages: 65
ISBN: 0573628424
Language: en
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This comic odyssey charts the life and times of the title character as he makes his way through the show business jungle seeking fame and artistic fulfillment. As a baby he learns that crying brings nourishment and affection; crying too long and loud results in scolds and smacks. Armed with this lesson about the capricious nature of existence, he launches into his craft as a child playing a Wise Man at Christmas. Then it's on to the acting Mecca of New York and acting lessons, a job in children's theatre and the crushing rejection of auditions. He heads to Hollywood and finds success on television and stardom in movies, but his time at the top is fleeting. Throughout, the Actor encounters a bevy of curious characters who influence his journey through this unnatural world.

An Actor s Guide Making It in New York City Second Edition

An Actor s Guide   Making It in New York City  Second Edition
Author: Glenn Alterman
Release: 2011-04-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 509
ISBN: 9781621533801
Language: en
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For any actor in or on the way to New York City, this is the definitive source for advice, winning strategies, marketing techniques, and invaluable insights to being a successful New York actor. Aspiring and established professionals will find this thorough and up-to-the-minute volume chock full of resources and advice about auditioning, making professional connections, promoting one's self, seeking opportunities in nontraditional venues, finding an apartment, securing "survival jobs," understanding actor unions, getting headshots, and furthering one's actor training in New York. This guide also details working as a film extra, careers in print modeling, scams and rip-offs to avoid, opportunities for actors with disabilities, and using the Internet to the fullest advantage. Included are in-depth interviews with legendary show business figures such as actor Henry Winkler, casting director Juliet Taylor, and theater director Joseph Chaikin as well top talents from the fields of film, television, stage, commercials, and talent agencies. Written by a professional New York actor with over thirty years of experience, this meticulously researched guide will give actors the tools they need to survive and thrive in New York show business.Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

The Actor s Survival Kit

The Actor s Survival Kit
Author: Miriam Newhouse,Peter Messaline
Release: 2007-03-30
Editor: Dundurn
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781550026788
Language: en
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This fourth edition gives a new generation of Canadian artists an up-to-date guide to the business of acting.

The Shakespeare Toolkit

The Shakespeare Toolkit
Author: Brian A. Rose
Release: 2022-02-21
Editor: Waveland Press
Pages: 92
ISBN: 9781478649328
Language: en
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Brian Rose has condensed decades of acting and teaching Shakespeare into a set of tools to increase actors’ confidence in playing characters more truthfully. The Toolkit begins by treating verse-dialogue as sentences – finding the common ground between daily speech and Shakespeare’s carefully crafted language. By seeing the verse as sentences embodying thoughts, the actor is freer to speak them as if they were their own. They become less alien as verse and less intimidating than when tagged as “Shakespeare.”

The Outstanding Actor

The Outstanding Actor
Author: Ken Rea
Release: 2021-01-14
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781350152380
Language: en
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Drawing on Ken Rea's 35 years' teaching experience and research, as well as interviews with top actors and directors, The Outstanding Actor identifies seven key qualities that the most successful actors manifest, along with practical exercises that help nurture those qualities and videos to demonstrate them. Featuring contributions and insights from Ewan McGregor, Jude Law, Judi Dench, Al Pacino, Lily James, Rufus Norris and many more, The Outstanding Actor gives you techniques that you can immediately put into practice in rehearsals, classes or private preparation. It also shows you how to increase the chances of having a more successful career. This new edition covers topical issues such as the #MeToo movement, gender balance and race issues, and how these affect working conditions and careers. There are also brand new links to video resources that bring the valuable exercises to life. The book also includes forewords by Damian Lewis and Lily James.

The Actor s Secret

The Actor s Secret
Author: Betsy Polatin
Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: North Atlantic Books
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781583946831
Language: en
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Offering revolutionary new training for the actor, The Actor's Secret teaches actors and performers how to incorporate the fundamentals of the Alexander Technique, Somatic Experiencing®, and Breathing Coordination in order to reduce performance anxiety and stress; improve stage presence, breathing, and vocal production; and restore well-being and healthy functioning. These three kinesthetic disciplines are designed to lead to profound change and healing through body-mind reeducation. Part I explains in detail the principles of the three techniques. A practical method for self-improvement and neuromuscular reeducation, the Alexander Technique focuses on changing inefficient habits of movement and patterns of tension that inhibit the ability to move easily. Breathing Coordination helps increase breathing capacity and awareness. A method for resolving emotional trauma, Somatic Experiencing® follows a process of tracking bodily sensations to restore vitality and health. Enhanced with over 100 instructive photos, Parts II and III present explorations and exercises that draw on elements of the three methods. Topics covered include the importance of presence and non-doing; the proper mechanics of vocalization and singing; the understanding of character and role; and the actor's journey from auditions to performance, including initial script preparation, rehearsal, monologue, and scene work. Developed by Betsy Polatin, a movement specialist and master lecturer at Boston University's College of Fine Arts, the book's exercises provide the actor with simple tools for exploring his or her acting work. Most techniques and self-help books teach a new way of "doing." The secret of this book lies in "non-doing." When the actor learns to first recognize and then suspend habitual patterns, he or she opens the door to deeper artistic choices. "I have worked with many fine Alexander Technique teachers over the years and Betsy Polatin is far and away one of the finest. Her touch, her instincts, and her knowledge are miraculous."—Andre Gregory, actor and director, My Dinner with Andre

Edmund Kean Or The Life of an Actor

Edmund Kean  Or  The Life of an Actor
Author: Anonim
Release: 1881
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 36
ISBN: HARVARD:HWJZFI
Language: en
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One Less Bitter Actor

One Less Bitter Actor
Author: Markus Flanagan
Release: 2008
Editor: Sentient Publications
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781591810636
Language: en
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An invaluable reference for anyone who is a working actor, or wants to be. Learn how to make it in the day-to-day business of acting and stay sane and focused while attempting to merge art and commerce. This book covers everything the author wishes someone had told him about how casting decisions are made, what rejection really means, how to behave on a set, the two factors the business is built on, and much more. Markus Flanagan offers encouraging, highly useful pointers on such vital matters as: How do you combat getting typed?, Understanding the people you are auditioning for, Bad habits to avoid in the audition waiting room, The two deadliest questions you may be asked before starting your reading, What are they looking for in the call back?. One Less Bitter Actor offers sage, pragmatic, anxiety-calming advice on how to succeed in acting from one who has.