A Practical Handbook for the Actor

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  • Author : Melissa Bruder
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 112 pages
  • ISBN : 0307499138
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 reviews
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A Practical Handbook for the Actor

A Practical Handbook for the Actor
  • Author : Melissa Bruder
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 25 April 2012
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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

Essential Acting

Essential Acting
  • Author : Brigid Panet
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 04 March 2009
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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

The Michael Chekhov Handbook

The Michael Chekhov Handbook
  • Author : Lenard Petit
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 15 August 2019
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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

Handbook of Acting Techniques

Handbook of Acting Techniques
  • Author : Arthur Bartow
  • Publisher : Nick Hern Books
  • Release : 13 April 2021
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A unique survey of the twentieth century’s most influential acting methods, offering invaluable practical insights for actors and drama teachers. Each of the ten famous techniques included in this handbook is described in detail by one of today’s foremost practitioners. Each chapter outlines the development of the respective technique and offers practical guidance for actors wishing to explore it for themselves. • Lee Strasberg Technique by Anna Strasberg • Stella Adler Technique by Tom Oppenheim • Sanford Meisner Technique by Victoria

Practical Aesthetics

Practical Aesthetics
  • Author : Jesse Russell,Ronald Cohn
  • Publisher : Book on Demand Limited
  • Release : 01 February 2012
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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

Devising Theatre

Devising Theatre
  • Author : Alison Oddey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 11 October 2013
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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

Interchangeable Parts

Interchangeable Parts
  • Author : Victor Holtcamp
  • Publisher : Theater: Theory/Text/Performan
  • Release : 13 April 2021
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Revisits the history of acting pedagogy and performance practice to reveal the influence of industrial culture and philosophy on theater and film

Shakespeare and Meisner

Shakespeare and Meisner
  • Author : Aileen Gonsalves,Tracy Irish
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 25 March 2021
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This practical handbook is invaluable for anyone performing, teaching, studying or simply wanting a new way to enjoy Shakespeare. It provides an outline of Meisner's work and legacy, a discussion of that legacy in the light of the enduring global popularity of Shakespeare, and a wealth of practical exercises drawn from Meisner's techniques. Shakespeare writes about the truth in human relationships and human hearts. Sanford Meisner's work unlocks truthful acting. They would seem a perfect match. Yet, following Meisner's note

The Expressive Body

The Expressive Body
  • Author : David Alberts,Sarah A. Alberts
  • Publisher : Heinemann Drama
  • Release : 13 April 1997
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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.

Making a Leap

Making a Leap
  • Author : Sara Clifford,Anna Herrmann
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release : 13 April 1999
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A practical handbook for those wanting to use drama and theatre to explore issues in their work with young people, this book has developed from ten years of active research in community settings. The authors' holistic approach to theatre-making draws on theatre in education, community theatre, youth work, group work and conflict resolution.

Directing Actors

Directing Actors
  • Author : Lee Michael Cohn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 13 April 2021
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"Directing Actors: A Practical Aesthetics Approach is the first book to apply the Practical Aesthetics acting technique to the craft of directing. Lee Cohn lays out a step-by-step, no-nonsense methodology for the director that includes a deep dive into the mechanics of storytelling, the rehearsal process, working with writers, and the practical realities of the director's job. Featuring end-of-chapter exercises and an expanded glossary of terms, this book provides a clear and effective means of breaking down a script in

How to Succeed in Musical Theater Without Really Trying

How to Succeed in Musical Theater Without Really Trying
  • Author : Chris Will
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 18 December 2015
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What would you do if you were walking down a street and suddenly the person beside you broke into song? You're just minding your own business and this weirdo next to you begins singing about how often he has walked this street before, but when he's done it in the past, the pavement always stayed beneath his feet. Would you assume that this man was several stories high and walk faster? While trying to get away from this potentially dangerous

Laban s Efforts in Action

Laban s Efforts in Action
  • Author : Vanessa Ewan,Kate Sagovsky
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 18 October 2018
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As an actor, awareness of your movement is the key to transformation. By making deliberate physical choices, you can fully and articulately embody different ways of being: you can come someone or something else. Laban's Efforts give you a way of identifying and making these choices. Working with them helps the actor to create wholly present and physically ambitious performances. This book outlines Ewan's practical process, which allows the actor to understand their own movement and that of others by