Respect for Acting
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Respect for Acting


  • Author : Uta Hagen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-05-04
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0470730188


Respect for Acting Book Description :

Respect for Acting "This fascinating and detailed book about acting is Miss Hagen's credo, the accumulated wisdom of her years spent in intimate communion with her art. It is at once the voicing of her exacting standards for herself and those she [taught], and an explanation of the means to the end." --Publishers Weekly "Hagen adds to the large corpus of titles on acting with vivid dicta drawn from experience, skill, and a sense of personal and professional worth. Her principal asset in this treatment is her truly significant imagination. Her 'object exercises' display a wealth of detail with which to stimulate the student preparing a scene for presentation." --Library Journal "Uta Hagen's Respect for Acting . . . is a relatively small book. But within it, Miss Hagen tells the young actor about as much as can be conveyed in print of his craft." --Los Angeles Times "There are almost no American actors uninfluenced by Uta Hagen." --Fritz Weaver "This is a textbook for aspiring actors, but working thespians can profit much by it. Anyone with just a casual interest in the theater should also enjoy its behind-the-scenes flavor." --King Features Syndicate

Respect for Acting
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Respect for Acting


  • Author : Uta Hagen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1973
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015004760289


Respect for Acting Book Description :

The performer and teacher guides the actor in overcoming the human and technical problems of his art

Challenge For The Actor

Challenge For The Actor


  • Author : Uta Hagen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1991-08-21
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684190402


Challenge For The Actor Book Description :

The actress and teacher guides actors in developing their art, covering such aspects as voice techniques, timing, rhythm, and including exercises to correct problems

Sanford Meisner on Acting
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Sanford Meisner on Acting


  • Author : Sanford Meisner
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-11-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307830630


Sanford Meisner on Acting Book Description :

Sanford Meisner was one of the best known and beloved teachers of acting in the country. This book follows one of his acting classes for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, it is essential reading for beginning and professional actors alike. Throughout these pages Meisner is a delight—always empathizing with his students and urging them onward, provoking emotion, laughter, and growing technical mastery from his charges. With an introduction by Sydney Pollack, director of Out of Africa and Tootsie, who worked with Meisner for five years. "This book should be read by anyone who wants to act or even appreciate what acting involves. Like Meisner's way of teaching, it is the straight goods."—Arthur Miller "If there is a key to good acting, this one is it, above all others. Actors, young and not so young, will find inspiration and excitement in this book."—Gregory Peck

Acting with Awareness  Respect for Others

Acting with Awareness Respect for Others


  • Author : Lisa Idzikowski
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release Date : 2019-12-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781725306530


Acting with Awareness Respect for Others Book Description :

Think before you act is common and useful advice that we don't always follow. In order to learn more about other people, we need to be sure we don't jump to conclusions before they've had their chance to finish speaking. Readers will learn that respect for others goes beyond face-to-face situations. People need to have respect for others even if they're not around. Respect for others falls under the broader social and emotional learning category of social awareness. Respectful people can think about situations from other people's perspectives and empathize with them. Give your readers empowering and friendly instruction on becoming a respectful person with an awareness for others.

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

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.

True and False
Score: 1.5
From 2 Ratings

True and False


  • Author : David Mamet
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-09-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307806499


True and False Book Description :

One of our most brilliantly iconoclastic playwrights takes on the art of profession of acting with these words: invent nothing, deny nothing, speak up, stand up, stay out of school. Acting schools, “interpretation,” “sense memory,” “The Method”—David Mamet takes a jackhammer to the idols of contemporary acting, while revealing the true heroism and nobility of the craft. He shows actors how to undertake auditions and rehearsals, deal with agents and directors, engage audiences, and stay faithful to the script, while rejecting the temptations that seduce so many of their colleagues. Bracing in its clarity, exhilarating in its common sense, True and False is as shocking as it is practical, as witty as it is instructive, and as irreverent as it is inspiring.

Acting in Film
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Acting in Film


  • Author : Michael Caine
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2000-02-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476842752


Acting in Film Book Description :

(Applause Books). A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies. This revised and expanded edition features great photos, with chapters on: Preparation, In Front of the Camera Before You Shoot, The Take, Characters, Directors, On Being a Star, and much more. "Remarkable material ... A treasure ... I'm not going to be looking at performances quite the same way ... FASCINATING!" Gene Siskel

Actions
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Actions


  • Author : Marina Caldarone
  • Publisher : Nick Hern Books
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 1854596748


Actions Book Description :

A vital companion for actors in rehearsal - a thesaurus of action-words to revitalise performance, with a foreword by Terry Johnson. Finding the right action is an essential part of the process of preparation for the actor. Using this thesaurus of active verbs, the actor can refine the action-word until s/he hits exactly the right one to help make the action come alive. The method of 'actioning' is widely used in rehearsal rooms, but has never before been set down in a systematic and comprehensive way.

How to Stop Acting
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

How to Stop Acting


  • Author : Harold Guskin
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2003-06-25
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466801660


How to Stop Acting Book Description :

"The Great Guskin" (John Lahr, The New Yorker) shares the approach he uses to help actors land roles, develop them, and keep them alive Harold Guskin is an "acting doctor" whose clients include Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, James Gandolfini, Bridget Fonda, and dozens more. In How to Stop Acting, Guskin reveals the insights and techniques that have worked wonders for beginners as well as stars. Instead of yet another "method," Guskin offers a strategy based on a radically simple and refreshing idea: that the actor's work is not to "create a character" but rather to be continually, personally responsive to the text, wherever his impulse takes him, from first read-through to final performance. From this credo derives an entirely new perspective on auditioning and the challenge of developing a role and keeping it fresh, even over hundreds of performances. Drawing on examples from his clients' work and his own, Guskin presents acting as a constantly evolving exploration rather than as a progression toward a fixed goal. He also offers sound and original advice on adapting to the particular demands of television and film, playing difficult emotional scenes, tackling the Shakespearean and other great roles, and more. His book will find an eager and appreciative audience among novices and established actors alike.