Author : Melissa Bruder
Publisher : Vintage
Release :2012-04-25
Total pages :112
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307499134

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.

Author : Melissa Bruder,Madeleine Olnek,Nathaniel Pollack,Lee Michael Cohn,Robert Previto,Scott Zigler
Publisher : Vintage
Release :1986
Total pages :94
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780394744124

6 working actors describe their methods and philosophies of the theater. All have worked with playwright David Mamet at the Goodman Theater in Chicago.

Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release :2007
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : OCLC:1011726475

Author : Philip Beaufoy Barry
Publisher :
Release :1927
Total pages :86
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : STANFORD:36105047830182

Author : Brigid Panet
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2015-06-12
Total pages :300
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781317531814

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 nearly 60 years of acting, directing and actor training into a unique recipe which brilliantly combines the teachings of Stanislavsky 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.

Author : Brigid Panet
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2009-03-04
Total pages :296
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781134022939

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.

Author : Victor Holtcamp
Publisher : Theater: Theory/Text/Performan
Release :2019
Total pages :360
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780472131464

Revisits the history of acting pedagogy and performance practice to reveal the influence of industrial culture and philosophy on theater and film

Author : Troy Dobosiewicz
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2019-09-23
Total pages :148
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781000458619

Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics uses constructivist pedagogy to teach acting via Practical Aesthetics, a system of actor training created in the mid-1980s by David Mamet. The book melds the history of Practical Aesthetics, Practical Aesthetics itself, educational theory, and compatible physical work into the educational approach called Praxis to create a comprehensive training guide for the modern actor and theatre instructor. It includes lesson plans, compatible voice and movement exercises, constructivist teaching materials, classroom handouts, and a suggested calendar for Acting courses. Written for Acting instructors at the college and secondary levels, Acting scholars, and professionals looking for a new way to perform, Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics offers detailed instructions to help students sharpen their performing skills and excel on stage.

Author : Lenard Petit
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2019-08-15
Total pages :232
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780429620058

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.

Author : Julio Agustin
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release :2017-02-02
Total pages :228
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781442277731

Pursuing an acting career is not easy. It takes hard work, dedication, and the ability to shrug off rejection. It also requires an ability to navigate the pitfalls of an often precarious profession. While there are many books that attempt to teach people how to act, there are few books that show individuals what it takes to succeed as a working professional. The Professional Actor’s Handbook: From Casting Call to Curtain Call provides individuals with strategies that will help them successfully negotiate every stage of their careers. From recent college graduates to seasoned professionals looking to transition their careers to the next level, this book is a much needed guide. Among the many topics covered in this book, the authors demonstrate how to: Create a Captivating Resume Take a “Perfect” Headshot Compile a Complete Rep Book Conquer Audition Nerves Establish an Online Presence Finance a Developing Career Other strategies address how to network, how to survive while building a performing arts career, and even how to organize your home office. Featuring sample resumes and business cards, insights from industry experts—including agents and casting directors—and a list of resources, this book offers invaluable guidance—including advice on how to negotiate a contract. Along with audition manuals and repertoire binders, The Professional Actor’s Handbook is a vital reference that belongs on every aspiring performer’s bookshelf.