A Practical Handbook for the Actor
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A Practical Handbook for the Actor


  • Author : Melissa Bruder
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-04-25
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307499134


A Practical Handbook for the Actor Book Description :

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.

A Practical Handbook for the Actor
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Practical Handbook for the Actor


  • Author : Melissa Bruder
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN 10 : 9780394744124


A Practical Handbook for the Actor Book Description :

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

Essential Acting

Essential Acting


  • Author : Brigid Panet
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-03-04
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134022939


Essential Acting Book Description :

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.

Essential Acting

Essential Acting


  • Author : Brigid Panet
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-06-12
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317531814


Essential Acting Book Description :

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.

Voice and the Young Actor

Voice and the Young Actor


  • Author : Rena Cook
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-02-06
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472539151


Voice and the Young Actor Book Description :

"Many high school theatre teachers do not have access to intensive voice instruction. Rena's book will fill that void. It is instructive, concise, easy to understand, and most importantly for the high school student, fun. High school teachers will find the book an invaluable voice and acting resource. It would be beneficial to all high school theatre programs to have Voice and the Young Actor as a textbook." Kim Moore, High School Teacher, Colorado There are thousands of students enrolled in school drama classes in yet very often young actors cannot be heard, are culturally encouraged to trail off at the ends of sentences, and habitually use only the lowest pitches of the voice. Drama teachers, frequently ask, "How can I get my students to speak up, to be clear, to articulate?" Voice and the Young Actor is written for the school actor, is inviting in format, language and illustration and offers clear and inspiring instructions. A DVD features 85 mins and 28 filmed voice workshop exercises with the author and two students. These students log their reflections in the book on what they have learned throughout their training and there is space for the reader to do the same. A workbook in format, Voice and the Young Actor provides simple, interactive vocal exercises and shows young performers how to take voice work into acting.

The Professional Actor s Handbook

The Professional Actor s Handbook


  • Author : Julio Agustin
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-02-02
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442277731


The Professional Actor s Handbook Book Description :

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.

Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics

Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics


  • Author : Troy L. Dobosiewicz
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-10
  • Genre: Acting
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 0367231093


Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics Book Description :

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.

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 Date : 2015-12-18
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 1517362539


How to Succeed in Musical Theater Without Really Trying Book Description :

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 weirdo, you turn a corner and come face to face with a malicious street gang whose members are armed with switchblades and zip guns. Most likely you would assume you had entered some alternative reality. The key word here is reality. You are still in reality; it's just that you have entered the reality of a musical. This book will help you understand the skills and techniques required to sing and act simultaneously within the musical theater song.