Respect for Acting

Respect for Acting
Author: Uta Hagen,Haskel Frankel
Release: 1973
Editor: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Pages: 248
ISBN: UOM:39015004760289
Language: en
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The performer and teacher guides the actor in overcoming the human and technical problems of his art

Respect for Acting

Respect for Acting
Author: Uta Hagen
Release: 2009-05-04
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0470730188
Language: en
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Respect for Acting "This fascinating and detailed book about acting is Miss Hagen's credo, the accumulated wisdom of her years spent in intimate communion with her art. It is at once the voicing of her exacting standards for herself and those she [taught], and an explanation of the means to the end." --Publishers Weekly "Hagen adds to the large corpus of titles on acting with vivid dicta drawn from experience, skill, and a sense of personal and professional worth. Her principal asset in this treatment is her truly significant imagination. Her 'object exercises' display a wealth of detail with which to stimulate the student preparing a scene for presentation." --Library Journal "Uta Hagen's Respect for Acting . . . is a relatively small book. But within it, Miss Hagen tells the young actor about as much as can be conveyed in print of his craft." --Los Angeles Times "There are almost no American actors uninfluenced by Uta Hagen." --Fritz Weaver "This is a textbook for aspiring actors, but working thespians can profit much by it. Anyone with just a casual interest in the theater should also enjoy its behind-the-scenes flavor." --King Features Syndicate

The Intent to Live

The Intent to Live
Author: Larry Moss
Release: 2005-12-27
Editor: Bantam
Pages: 367
ISBN: 9780553381207
Language: en
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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.

Challenge For The Actor

Challenge For The Actor
Author: Uta Hagen
Release: 1991-08-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 343
ISBN: 9780684190402
Language: en
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The actress and teacher guides actors in developing their art, covering such aspects as voice techniques, timing, rhythm, and including exercises to correct problems

Actions

Actions
Author: Marina Caldarone,Maggie Lloyd-Williams
Release: 2004
Editor: Nick Hern Books
Pages: 196
ISBN: 1854596748
Language: en
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A vital companion for actors in rehearsal - a thesaurus of action-words to revitalise performance, with a foreword by Terry Johnson. Finding the right action is an essential part of the process of preparation for the actor. Using this thesaurus of active verbs, the actor can refine the action-word until s/he hits exactly the right one to help make the action come alive. The method of 'actioning' is widely used in rehearsal rooms, but has never before been set down in a systematic and comprehensive way. 'If you want to act, or act better, Actions will take you a long way on the journey to excellence' Terry Johnson

Follies of God

Follies of God
Author: James Grissom
Release: 2016-08-09
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 418
ISBN: 9781101972779
Language: en
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This remarkably illuminating portrait of Tennessee Williams lifts the veil on the heart and soul of his artistic inspiration: the unspoken collaboration between playwright and actor. At a low moment in Williams’s life, he summoned to New Orleans a young twenty-year-old writer, James Grissom, who had written him a letter asking for advice. After a long, intense conversation, Williams sent Grissom on a journey on his behalf to find out if he or his work had mattered to those who had so deeply mattered to him. Among the more than seventy women and men with whom Grissom talked were giants of American theater and film: Lillian Gish, (“the escort who brought me to Blanche”), Jessica Tandy (the original Blanche DuBois on Broadway), Eva Le Gallienne (“She was a stone against which I could rub my talent and feel that it became sharper”), Maureen Stapleton, Julie Harris, Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn, Elia Kazan, Marlon Brando, John Gielgud, and many more. Follies of God provides dazzling insight into how Williams conjured the dramatic characters and plays that so transformed American theater.

Acting in Film

Acting in Film
Author: Michael Caine
Release: 2000-02-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Pages: 131
ISBN: 9781476842752
Language: en
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(Applause Books). A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies. This revised and expanded edition features great photos, with chapters on: Preparation, In Front of the Camera Before You Shoot, The Take, Characters, Directors, On Being a Star, and much more. "Remarkable material ... A treasure ... I'm not going to be looking at performances quite the same way ... FASCINATING!" Gene Siskel

Acting with Passion

Acting with Passion
Author: Niki Flacks
Release: 2015-02-26
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781408185810
Language: en
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Based on the latest research from the fields of neuroscience and mind-body psychology, Acting With Passion offers a revolutionary new approach to the age-old problems of the actor: dealing with nerves, engaging the body, quieting the inner critic, auditioning, creating a character, and even playing comedy. With this step-by-step guide, actors who have struggled with 'visualization' and 'emotional recall' can learn an alternative method of accessing feelings through the release of chronic, subtle muscular tensions that connect into the brain at lightning fast speed and can actually produce emotions on cue. Written with verve and accessibility, and using practical exercises to guide the actor through each stage, Acting With Passion is the must-have text for actors seeking that magical 'state of aliveness'.

Sanford Meisner on Acting

Sanford Meisner on Acting
Author: Sanford Meisner,Dennis Longwell
Release: 2012-11-07
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307830630
Language: en
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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

Improv for Actors

Improv for Actors
Author: Dan Diggles
Release: 2004-03-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781581159417
Language: en
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In this step-by-step guide, an actor and improvisational teacher brings his tested methods to the page to show how actors can take risks and gain spontaneity in all genres of scripted theater. Through 28 lessons—each of which includes warm-ups, points of concentration, and improvisation exercises—Improv for Actors provides insights into thinking and reacting with fluidity, exploring a character’s social status, using the voice and body as effective tools of storytelling, and more. Actors of all levels will soon be able to give a fresh, original approach to classic characters, create funnier performances in farce and comedy, and make dramatic characters richer and more believable.

Acting with Awareness Respect for Others

Acting with Awareness  Respect for Others
Author: Lisa Idzikowski
Release: 2019-12-15
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781725306530
Language: en
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Think before you act is common and useful advice that we don't always follow. In order to learn more about other people, we need to be sure we don't jump to conclusions before they've had their chance to finish speaking. Readers will learn that respect for others goes beyond face-to-face situations. People need to have respect for others even if they're not around. Respect for others falls under the broader social and emotional learning category of social awareness. Respectful people can think about situations from other people's perspectives and empathize with them. Give your readers empowering and friendly instruction on becoming a respectful person with an awareness for others.

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
Release: 2012-04-25
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780307499134
Language: en
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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.

On Method Acting

On Method Acting
Author: Edward Dwight Easty
Release: 2012-07-11
Editor: Ivy Books
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780307823779
Language: en
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Practiced by such actors of stature as Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Julie Harris, Dustin Hoffman, and Ellen Burstyn (not to mention the late James Dean) the Method offers a practical application of the renowned Stanislavsky technique. On Method Acting demystifies the "mysteries" of Method acting -- breaking down the various steps into clear and simple terms, including chapters on: Sense Memory -- the most vital component of Method acting Improvisation -- without it, the most integral part of the Method is lost Animal Exercises -- just one way to combat the mental blocks that prevent actors from grasping a character Creating The Outer Character -- so actors can give the freshness of originality to a role while at the same time living the life of the character On Method Acting is also an indispensable volume for directors, designers, lighting technicians, and anyone in the dramatic arts interested in creating a believable and realistic effect in their productions.

Michael Chekhov s Acting Technique

Michael Chekhov   s Acting Technique
Author: Sinéad Rushe
Release: 2019-01-24
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781472503473
Language: en
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Intended for actors, directors, teachers and researchers, this book offers an exceptionally clear and thorough introduction to the renowned acting technique developed by Michael Chekhov. Sinéad Rushe's book provides a complete overview of the whole method, and includes illuminating explanations of its principles, as well as a wide range of practical exercises that illustrate, step by step, how they can be applied to dramatic texts. Part One provides an outline of the ideas that underpin the work, which help to prepare practitioners to become responsive and receptive, and to awaken their imagination. Part Two charts a journey through the foundational psychophysical exercises that can both orient an actor's training routine and be applied directly to the development of a role. Part Three focuses on more specific and elaborate methods of scene work, characterisation and the art of transformation. Drawing on the full range of Chekhov's writing in English and French, this book also examines unpublished material from the Dartington Hall archives and features interviews with actors who have worked with the technique, including Simon Callow and Joanna Merlin. It illustrates Chekhov's approach by referring to Rushe's own productions of Nikolai Gogol's short story Diary of a Madman and Shakespeare's Othello, as well as characters and scenes in Sarah Kane's Blasted and the contemporary American television series Breaking Bad. Michael Chekhov's Acting Technique is an accessible, comprehensive and contemporary point of reference for those already trained in the method, as well as an initiation and toolkit for practitioners who are just beginning to discover it.

The Invisible Actor

The Invisible Actor
Author: Yoshi Oida,Lorna Marshall
Release: 2013-09-13
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781135860585
Language: en
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Acting

Acting
Author: Richard Boleslavsky
Release: 2019-02-11
Editor: Echo Point+ORM
Pages: 103
ISBN: 9781648371288
Language: en
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The classic text on the craft of Method acting by the founder of The American Laboratory Theatre. After studying at the Moscow Art Theatre under Konstantin Stanislavski, Richard Boleslavsky became one of the most important acting teachers of his or any generation. Bringing Stanislavski’s system to America in the 1920s and 30s, he influenced many of the titans of American drama, from his own students—including Lee Strasburg and Stella Adler—to Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, and many others. In Acting: The First Six Lessons, Boleslavsky presents his acting theory and technique in a series of accessible and engaging dialogues. Widely considered a must-have for any serious actor, Boleslavsky’s work has long helped actors better understand their craft.

The Technique of Acting

The Technique of Acting
Author: Stella Adler
Release: 1990
Editor: Bantam
Pages: 132
ISBN: PSU:000017974042
Language: en
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A disciple of Konstantin Stanislavski and a member of the Group Theatre in the 1930s, the noted actress and teacher offers advice on acting preparations, the demands of characterization, and dramatic exercises, as well as personal memories

The Lee Strasberg Notes

The Lee Strasberg Notes
Author: Lee Strasberg
Release: 2010
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9780415551854
Language: en
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Never before published transcripts from Lee Strasberg's teachings at his school in New York City in the last ten years of his life.

The Actor s Life

The Actor s Life
Author: Jenna Fischer
Release: 2017-11-14
Editor: BenBella Books
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9781944648237
Language: en
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Jenna Fischer's Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. With a theater degree in hand, she was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard. So, what could go wrong? Uh, basically everything. The path to being a professional actor was so much more vast and competitive than she'd imagined. It would be eight long years before she landed her iconic role on The Office, nearly a decade of frustration, struggle, rejection and doubt. If only she'd had a handbook for the aspiring actor. Or, better yet, someone to show her the way—an established actor who could educate her about the business, manage her expectations, and reassure her in those moments of despair. Jenna wants to be that person for you. With amusing candor and wit, Fischer spells out the nuts and bolts of getting established in the profession, based on her own memorable and hilarious experiences. She tells you how to get the right headshot, what to look for in representation, and the importance of joining forces with other like-minded artists and creating your own work—invaluable advice personally acquired from her many years of struggle. She provides helpful hints on how to be gutsy and take risks, the tricks to good auditioning and callbacks, and how not to fall for certain scams (auditions in a guy's apartment are probably not legit—or at least not for the kind of part you're looking for!). Her inspiring, helpful guidance feels like a trusted friend who's made the journey, and has now returned to walk beside you, pointing out the pitfalls as you blaze your own path towards the life of a professional actor.

Black Acting Methods

Black Acting Methods
Author: Sharrell Luckett,Tia M. Shaffer
Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781317441229
Language: en
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Black Acting Methods seeks to offer alternatives to the Euro-American performance styles that many actors find themselves working with. A wealth of contributions from directors, scholars and actor trainers address afrocentric processes and aesthetics, and interviews with key figures in Black American theatre illuminate their methods. This ground-breaking collection is an essential resource for teachers, students, actors and directors seeking to reclaim, reaffirm or even redefine the role and contributions of Black culture in theatre arts.