Acting for the Stage

Acting for the Stage

This book is a collection of essays by and interviews with talented artists and businesspeople who have built successful careers in the theater; it’s a goldmine of career advice that might take years to find on your own.

Author: Anna Weinstein

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317370505

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

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Acting for the Stage is a highly accessible guide to the business of theater acting, written for those interested in pursuing acting as a profession. This book is a collection of essays by and interviews with talented artists and businesspeople who have built successful careers in the theater; it’s a goldmine of career advice that might take years to find on your own. Herein, the myths around professional acting are dispelled, and the mysteries revealed. Acting for the Stage illuminates practical strategies to help you build a life as a theater professional and find financial rewards and creative fulfillment in the process. Contains essays by and interviews with working stage actors, acting coaches, directors, writers, and agents. Features discussions on selecting a graduate school program, choosing acting classes and workshops, making the most out of your showcase, landing an agent, networking and promoting yourself, and the business of casting. Covers issues of money management, balancing the highs and lows of the profession, finding work to nourish your acting career, and building your creative team and support network.
Categories: Performing Arts

Rehearsal

Rehearsal

Author: Miriam Anna Franklin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1258385430

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Page: 434

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Film and Television Acting

Film and Television Acting

Ian Bernard analyses the differences between theatre, film and television acting, providing the student or theatre trained actor with specific approaches for making the transition from stage to on-camera work.

Author: Ian J. Bernard

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 0240803019

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 157

View: 286

Ian Bernard analyses the differences between theatre, film and television acting, providing the student or theatre trained actor with specific approaches for making the transition from stage to on-camera work.
Categories: Performing Arts

Stage Acting Techniques

Stage Acting Techniques

Topics covered: · Learn how to be real, natural and truthful · Develop the skills to easily interpret the intentions behind the text · Work with other actors to improve personal success · Master the author's unique 'two-brain' technique ...

Author: John Hester

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 1861266863

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 823

Aimed at all practising and would-be actors.
Categories: Performing Arts

Acting and Theatre

Acting and Theatre

Explains how actors train for the stage, and looks at set design, props, costumes, lighting, sound, rehearsal, film acting, and the history of Western theater.

Author: Cheryl Evans

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: 0794522165

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 283

Explains how actors train for the stage, and looks at set design, props, costumes, lighting, sound, rehearsal, film acting, and the history of Western theater.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Acting Emotions

Acting Emotions

The book offers a unique view of how actors act out emotions and how this acting out is intimately linked to the development of contemporary theatre.

Author: Elly Konijn

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053564446

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 209

View: 498

Actors and actresses play characters such as the embittered Medea, or the lovelorn Romeo, or the grieving and tearful Hecabe. The theatre audience holds its breath, and then sparks begin to fly. But what about the actor? Has he been affected by the emotions of the character he is playing? What'sgoing on inside his mind? The styling of emotions in the theatre has been the subject of heated debate for centuries. In fact, Diderot in his Paradoxe sur le comedien, insisted that most brilliant actors do not feel anything onstage. This greatly resembles the detached acting style associated with Bertolt Brecht, which, in turn, stands in direct opposition to the notion of the empathy-oriented "emotional reality" of the actor which is most famously associated with the American actingstyle known as method acting. The book's survey of the various dominant acting styles is followed by an analysis of the current state of affairs regarding the psychology of emotions. By uniting the psychology of emotions with contemporary acting theories, the author is able to come to the conclusion that traditional acting theories are no longer valid for today's actor. Acting Emotions throws new light on the age-old issue of double consciousness, the paradox of the actor who must nightly express emotions while creating the illusion of spontaneity. In addition, the book bridges the gap between theory and practice by virtue of the author's large-scale field study of the emotions of professional actors. In Acting Emotions, the responses of Dutch and Flemish actors is further supplemented by the responses of a good number of American actors. The book offers a unique view of how actors act out emotions and how this acting out is intimately linked to the development of contemporary theatre.
Categories: Performing Arts

Acting in Documentary Theatre

Acting in Documentary Theatre

Using new interview material with actors, directors and writers, this book explores the challenges of performance in documentary theatre.

Author: Tom Cantrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137019738

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 997

Using new interview material with actors, directors and writers, this book explores the challenges of performance in documentary theatre. Through a series of high profile case studies, Cantrell uses acting theory to examine the actors' complex processes, and makes a significant contribution to our understanding of stage performance.
Categories: Performing Arts

German Expressionist Theatre

German Expressionist Theatre

This book considers the multifarious styles of acting on the German Expressionist stage from 1916 to 1921.

Author: David F. Kuhns

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521583403

Category: Drama

Page: 311

View: 991

This book considers the multifarious styles of acting on the German Expressionist stage from 1916 to 1921.
Categories: Drama

Film and Television Acting

Film and Television Acting

The book analyzes the differences between theatre, film, and television acting, providing the theatre trained actor with specific approaches for making the transition to on-camera work. This second edition is thoroughly revised and updated.

Author: Ian Bernard

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136081736

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 107

Film and Television Acting offers solid techniques for creating a natural, believable performance for film and television. The reader will discover techniques for listening and reacting, blocking and business, character, focus, the closeup, and comedy as they pertain to acting in front of a camera. The book analyzes the differences between theatre, film, and television acting, providing the theatre trained actor with specific approaches for making the transition to on-camera work. This second edition is thoroughly revised and updated. The book contains numerous scenes and exercises, including sample scenes from Cheers and Seinfeld, which provide the reader with ways to practice the specific techniques outlined by the author. Included are interviews with well-know actors and directors: Don Murray, Norman Jewison, and Emmy award winner, Glenn Jordan, to name a few. These interviews illustrate how the professionals apply their training and technique to filmed performances. There is also a chapter-length interview with John Lithgow, in which the actor provides a first-hand account of the differences of acting for the theatre and for the camera.
Categories: Performing Arts

Stage Fright

Stage Fright

Discusses the symptoms and causes of stage fright, looks at how actors and actresses make use of their fears, and examines the art of acting

Author: Stephen Aaron

Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226000184

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 156

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Discusses the symptoms and causes of stage fright, looks at how actors and actresses make use of their fears, and examines the art of acting
Categories: Performing Arts

From Stage to Screen

From Stage to Screen

The book is divided into three sections: the first examines the relationship between the actor and the camera and how it differs from that of a performer with a stage audience; the second addresses the technical skills the screen actor ...

Author: Bill Britten

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472522641

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

View: 223

The camera enables us to see right into a character's soul, revealing his or her innermost thoughts and emotions. Screen acting requires a more rigorously truthful and spontaneous performance than the stage, as well as very different technical expertise. From Stage to Screen is a handbook for the professional actor packed with advice on how to make the transition and fully prepare for a TV or film role. The book is divided into three sections: the first examines the relationship between the actor and the camera and how it differs from that of a performer with a stage audience; the second addresses the technical skills the screen actor needs in order to work as part of a large collaborative team and 'make the shot work'; and the third explores the very different experience of an actor working on a screen project, including getting the job, how to prepare properly, what to expect and how to manage the whole process, from casting through to ADR, in order to deliver the very best work.
Categories: Performing Arts

Lessons for the Stage

Lessons for the Stage

This practical manual for teaching acting is really a drama course or two in a book, and can be used by veteran teachers, new teachers, actors from junior high through college, and little theater groups.

Author: Julian S. Schlusberg

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002481230

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 245

View: 710

This practical manual for teaching acting is really a drama course or two in a book, and can be used by veteran teachers, new teachers, actors from junior high through college, and little theater groups. Written by an award-winning high school drama teacher with over twenty-five years of experience, it contains both an introductory course and an advanced course, in a lesson-by-lesson format, as well as sections on scene study and relaxation/warm-up exercises which are basic to both. These separate courses are sequential and cumulative but complement each other and are adaptable to any group. Each lesson - twenty-nine in the beginning course, and forty in the advanced - includes lists of materials needed, step-by-step procedures, and outlines of the objectives, all tempered with the practical advice of a wise and compassionate teacher. Sample charts, diagrams, forms, and worksheets are here, too. Theater games found in the introductory course may be used as warm-ups, or, in fact, entire classes, in either of the two courses. But apart from teaching acting techniques; blocking; stage areas; creating characters; improvisation; and all the skills of the stage, Mr. Schlusberg never loses sight of the fact that theater is meant to encourage growth. With subtlety and deftness he shows how acting training can increase awareness of character, environment, senses, and emotions in developing more fulfilled human beings.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Lessons

Lessons

The art of acting is explained with one hundred plain-speaking lessons. Each lesson deals with an essential truth that may be revisited onver and over again. Suitable for students or professional actors.

Author: Tom Isbell

Publisher: Meriwether Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015063371416

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 199

View: 980

The art of acting is explained with one hundred plain-speaking lessons. Each lesson deals with an essential truth that may be revisited onver and over again. Suitable for students or professional actors.
Categories: Performing Arts

Acting Jewish

Acting Jewish

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Author: Henry Bial

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047206908X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 195

View: 645

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Speech for the Stage

Speech for the Stage

Selected speech exercises help drama students improve their articulation, projection, and breath control

Author: Evangeline Machlin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0878300155

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

View: 256

Selected speech exercises help drama students improve their articulation, projection, and breath control
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A View of the English Stage

A View of the English Stage

Collected dramatic criticism by William Hazlitt, one of the highest regarded critic and essayists in the history of the English language.

Author: William Hazlitt

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015014776374

Category: Acting

Page: 461

View: 132

Collected dramatic criticism by William Hazlitt, one of the highest regarded critic and essayists in the history of the English language.
Categories: Acting

The Open Door

The Open Door

In this book the visionary director and theorist offers a lucid, comprehensive exposition of the philosophy that underlies his work.

Author: Peter Brook

Publisher:

ISBN: 1559361026

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 147

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From King Lear to the Tragedy of Carmen, from Marat/Sade to the epic Mahabharata, Peter Brook has reinvented modern theatre, not once but again and again. In this book the visionary director and theorist offers a lucid, comprehensive exposition of the philosophy that underlies his work. It is a philosophy of paradoxes: We come to the theatre to find life, but that life must be different from the life we find outside. Actors have to prepare painstakingly yet be willing to sacrifice the results of their preparation. The director's most reliable tool may be his capacity to be bored. Brook illustrates these principles with anecdotes that span his entire career and that demonstrate his familiarity with Shakespeare, Chekhov, and the indigenous theatres of India and Iran. The result is an unparalleled look at what happens both onstage and behind the scenes, fresh in its insights and elegant in its prose.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Energetic Performer

The Energetic Performer

This book will enhance your understanding of the actor's craft, offering the opportunity to grow and advance your pre-existing skills.

Author: Amanda Brennan

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 9780857010841

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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A new approach to actor training by a senior teacher, this illustrated manual shows how to use the body to produce rich, varied and truthful performances. The approach, rooted in the Michael Chekhov Technique, integrates ancient Qigong knowledge with somatic psychology and western actor training methods to identify the links between physical shape, emotion and feeling in performance. Supporting and illustrating the text, extensive practical exercises developed through actor training classes provide techniques to tune and adapt the body in preparation for creative work. This book will enhance your understanding of the actor's craft, offering the opportunity to grow and advance your pre-existing skills. Warm ups and sequences of exercises will enable you to implement and fully understand this innovative approach. All of the work can be applied to live and screen performances.
Categories: Performing Arts

Stanislavsky on the Art of the Stage

Stanislavsky on the Art of the Stage

Author: Konstantin Stanislavsky

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106013616336

Category: Acting

Page: 311

View: 410

From the Introduction: The theory of acting, as evolved by Stanislavsky in his famous 'system', is not based on reasoning, as many of his critics assert, so much as on experience. It is the result of a lifetime devoted to the art of the stage, of years of experiment as actor and producer, and of a feeling of dissatisfaction with what passes for 'success' both among actors and audiences. While certain general principles of acting had been laid down by a number of famous actors and playwrights, these, Stanislavsky found, had never been reduced to a system with the result that teachers of acting have nothing on which to base their teaching, since 'inspiration' on which the theoreticians of the stage put so much stress, cannot be taught, nor can it be expected to materialize itself just when the actor needs it. Neither can producers be relied on to assist the actor in capturing this elusive 'inspiration'. 'Producers, ' Stanislavsky writes, 'explain very cleverly what sort of result they want to get; they are only interested in the final result. They criticize and tell the actor what he should not do, but they do not tell him how to achieve the required result. The producer, ' Stanislavsky adds, 'can do a great deal, but he cannot do everything by any means. For the main thing is in the hands of the actor, who must be helped and instructed first of all'.
Categories: Acting

Acting for the Amateur Stage

Acting for the Amateur Stage

Is it possible to learn all you need to know about nonprofessional theatre in just 44 pages? Read this book and find out.

Author: Christopher Morse

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1099493900

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Page: 46

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Is it possible to learn all you need to know about nonprofessional theatre in just 44 pages? Read this book and find out. Written by an award-winning playwright and community theatre veteran, this concise guide covers the most essential aspects of stage performance: movement, voice, engaging the audience, working happily with your director, and much more. The text leads the way from audition through the rehearsal process and onto the stage on opening night. Almost uniquely, this book also lets you in on what you really need to do (and avoid doing) to become a cherished and respected member of any acting company. Informative, funny, and refreshingly original, Acting for the Amateur Stage cuts away layers of acting school mystery and provides the insights that will let you move confidently through the world of live theatre.
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