A Practical Handbook For The Actor
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📒A Practical Handbook For The Actor ✍ Melissa Bruder
✏A Practical Handbook for the Actor Book Summary : 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒Essential Acting ✍ Brigid Panet
✏Essential Acting Book Summary : HOW DO ACTORS FUSE THOUGHT, EMOTION and ACTION WITHIN THEIR CREATIVE PROCESS? Essential Acting is an inspired and reliable toolbox for actors and teachers in the classroom, the rehearsal room and the workshop. RADA’s Brigid Panet has distilled 50 years of acting, directing and actor training into a unique recipe which brilliantly combines the teachings of Stanislavski and Laban into an invaluable practical resource. These exercises are built around the need for simple, achievable techniques that can be applied by actors, teachers and directors to answer the myriad requirements of actor training. The goal is to produce a continuous level of achievement, addressing: How to rehearse How to work with a text How to audition for drama school How to access the truth of feelings and actions Essential Acting will be a must-have purchase for anyone looking for a comprehensive study guide to the necessary work of the actor.
📒Brecht ✍ David Zoob
✏Brecht Book Summary : A bold and exciting new approach to Bertolt Brecht, making his theories and ideas about theatre accessible to a new generation of actors, directors, students and theatre-makers, and showing how they can be put into practice. Theatre practitioner and academic David Zoob demystifies Brecht's theories, and offers an approach to study and performance that can be applied to a wide range of texts and theatre styles. With close analysis of texts by writers including Shakespeare, Chekhov, Miller, Pinter, and of course Brecht himself, the author demonstrates how Brechtian techniques can provide practical pathways to exploring plays across the canon, as well as non-traditional forms of theatre. Also included are dozens of exercises to help turn theory into practice, and explore what Brecht's ideas mean for actors and directors, both in training and rehearsal. Whether you're a student, a teacher, an actor or a theatre-maker, this book will change the way you view and work with Brecht. 'Zoob has engaged with Brecht's many and varied principles for a politicised theatre and channelled them into a wide range of novel and innovative exercises that are applicable to a great many dramas and can equally interrogate devised material... Excellent ' David Barnett, Professor of Theatre, University of York, and author of Brecht in Practice
📒Screen Acting Skills ✍ Roger Wooster
✏Screen Acting Skills Book Summary : Screen Acting Skills offers up advice and practical screen acting exercises aimed at students seeking clear, practical exercises to aid them in their study. The book addresses the fact that many screen actors beginning their careers lack the necessary pre-shoot preparation and knowledge of studio protocols that are required of them, and aims to augment existing theoretical and academic studies by offering practical, focussed exercises that can be explored in low-tech workshop situations. Written in an informal, accessible, jargon-free and often humorous style, Screen Acting Skills enables creativity on the studio or workshop floor, allowing young actors to access their own talent, and to discover and hone their skills in preparation for future training and a career. Through the exercises and the overall approach, the reader is offered a fresh, low-tech and yet highly relevant professional approach to early screen acting training and studio work. The book is published alongside online videos of workshops with screen acting students.
📒The Expressive Body ✍ David Alberts
✏The Expressive Body Book Summary : From the author of the bestselling Talking About Mime comes a practical handbook for the actor on physical expression and movement. The Expressive Body looks at intentional and unintentional movement and gesture as they inform characterization, and how those factors can be used by the actor to enhance performance. Chapters covered include Movement and Gestures, Building a Character, Character Interaction, and movement for Period Plays, and are designed to enable the actor to "rise about a superficial representation of yet another stereotypical stock character to the creation and embodiment of a living, breathing human being." A mime artist of worldwide recognition and critical acclaim, David Alberts has performed and taught throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
📒Practical Aesthetics ✍ Jesse Russell
✏Practical Aesthetics Book Summary : High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Practical Aesthetics is an acting technique originally conceived by David Mamet and William H. Macy, based on the teachings of Stanislavsky, Sanford Meisner, and the Stoic Philosopher Epictetus. An in-depth description of the technique may be found in A Practical Handbook for the Actor and also addressed in David Mamet's True and False. Practical Aesthetics is taught by the Atlantic Theater Company's acting school in New York City. The Atlantic Acting School also offers classes in Los Angeles. Other schools offering Practical Aesthetics includes PAA - Practical Aesthetics Australia and ACS - Acting Coach Scotland.
📒The Michael Chekhov Handbook ✍ Lenard Petit
✏The Michael Chekhov Handbook Book Summary : The Michael Chekhov Handbook is a practical guide to Chekhov’s supportive techniques for actors, fully updated with new exercises that examine the relationship between the sensations of the physical body and the imagination. Lenard Petit draws on twenty-five years of teaching experience to unlock and illuminate Michael Chekhov’s philosophy, and offers guiding principles and effective tools that actors can apply in rehearsal and performance. The second edition focuses on the building blocks of drama and an exploration of the five senses as an expressive springboard, with a new section on the function of the Archetype in the Chekhov method. Theory and practice are treated here with clarity and simplicity. Dedicated to students and teachers of acting, The Michael Chekhov Handbook provides readers with the essential tools they need to put the rewarding principles of this technique into use.
📒Devising Theatre ✍ Alison Oddey
✏Devising Theatre Book Summary : Devising Theatre is a practical handbook that combines a critical analysis of contemporary devised theatre practice with descriptions of selected companies, and suggestions for any group devising theatre from scratch. It is the first book to propose a general theory of devised theatre. After identifying the unique nature of this type of performance, the author examines how devised theatre is perceived by professional practitioners, and provides an historical overview illustrating how it has evolved since the 1960s. Alison Oddey examines the particular working practices and products of a number of professional companies, including a Reminiscence theatre for the elderly and a theatre-in-education group, and offers ideas and exercises for exploration and experimentation.
📒The Mask Handbook ✍ Toby Wilsher
✏The Mask Handbook Book Summary : This book, from Europe’s leading Mask director and co-founder of the Trestle Theatre Company, provides a fascinating demystification of the process of using masks. Full of simple explanations, and collating over twenty-five years’ experience of writing for, directing and acting in masks, The Mask Handbook examines how masks have the ability to play the fundamental game of theatre – the suspension of disbelief. The Handbook includes: an introduction to the origin of masks advice on preparing, making and using masks tips on writing, devising and directing maskwork lots of fun and effective practical exercises. This accessible and inspiring handbook will empower teachers, directors and actors to fully explore the world of the mask.
📒Women Playwrights Of Diversity ✍ Jane T. Peterson
✏Women Playwrights of Diversity Book Summary : Includes biographical sketches, play synopses, production histories, and bibliographical information for more than 80 contemporary women playwrights who present African American, Latina, Asian American, and lesbian perpectives.