Respect for Acting Book
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Respect for Acting


  • Author : Uta Hagen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1973
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015004760289

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Respect for Acting Excerpt :

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

Respect for Acting Book
Score: 4.5
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Respect for Acting


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

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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

Flip Charts Book

Flip Charts


  • Author : Richard C. Brandt
  • Publisher : Pfeiffer
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076001062665

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Chap. 1. Introduction -- Chap. 2. Basics -- Chap. 3. The tools -- Chap. 4. Design and technique -- Chap. 5. Mechanics -- Chap. 6. Summary -- Chap. 7. A partial list of resources -- Appendix A. Flip chart stand -- Appendix B. Templates -- About Richard C. Brandt -- Index -- Selected illustrations.

The Intent to Live Book

The Intent to Live


  • Author : Larry Moss
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2005-12-27
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553381207

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The Intent to Live Excerpt :

“I call this book The Intent to Live because great actors don’t seem to be acting, they seem to be actually living.” –Larry Moss, from the Introduction When Oscar-winning actors Helen Hunt and Hilary Swank accepted their Academy Awards, each credited Larry Moss’s guidance as key to their career-making performances. There is a two-year waiting list for his advanced acting classes. But now everyone–professionals and amateurs alike–can discover Moss’s passionate, in-depth teaching. Inviting you to join him in the classroom and onstage, Moss shares the techniques he has developed over thirty years to help actors set their emotions, imagination, and behavior on fire, showing how the hard work of preparation pays off in performances that are spontaneous, fresh, and authentic. From the foundations of script analysis to the nuances of physicalization and sensory work, here are the case studies, exercises, and insights that enable you to connect personally with a script, develop your character from the inside out, overcome fear and inhibition, and master the technical skills required for success in the theater, television, and movies. Far more than a handbook, The Intent to Live is the personal credo of a master teacher. Moss’s respect for actors and love of the actor’s craft enliven every page, together with examples from a wealth of plays and films, both current and classic, and vivid appreciations of great performances. Whether you act for a living or simply want a deeper understanding of acting greatness, The Intent to Live will move, instruct, and inspire you.

Challenge For The Actor Book

Challenge For The Actor


  • Author : Uta Hagen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1991-08-21
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684190402

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Challenge For The Actor Excerpt :

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

Actions Book
Score: 4
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Actions


  • Author : Marina Caldarone
  • Publisher : Nick Hern Books
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 1854596748

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Actions Excerpt :

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. 'If you want to act, or act better, Actions will take you a long way on the journey to excellence' Terry Johnson

Follies of God Book

Follies of God


  • Author : James Grissom
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101972779

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Follies of God Excerpt :

This remarkably illuminating portrait of Tennessee Williams lifts the veil on the heart and soul of his artistic inspiration: the unspoken collaboration between playwright and actor. At a low moment in Williams’s life, he summoned to New Orleans a young twenty-year-old writer, James Grissom, who had written him a letter asking for advice. After a long, intense conversation, Williams sent Grissom on a journey on his behalf to find out if he or his work had mattered to those who had so deeply mattered to him. Among the more than seventy women and men with whom Grissom talked were giants of American theater and film: Lillian Gish, (“the escort who brought me to Blanche”), Jessica Tandy (the original Blanche DuBois on Broadway), Eva Le Gallienne (“She was a stone against which I could rub my talent and feel that it became sharper”), Maureen Stapleton, Julie Harris, Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn, Elia Kazan, Marlon Brando, John Gielgud, and many more. Follies of God provides dazzling insight into how Williams conjured the dramatic characters and plays that so transformed American theater.

Acting in Film Book
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Acting in Film


  • Author : Michael Caine
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2000-02-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476842752

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Acting in Film Excerpt :

(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

Acting with Passion Book

Acting with Passion


  • Author : Niki Flacks
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-02-26
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408185810

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Acting with Passion Excerpt :

Based on the latest research from the fields of neuroscience and mind-body psychology, Acting With Passion offers a revolutionary new approach to the age-old problems of the actor: dealing with nerves, engaging the body, quieting the inner critic, auditioning, creating a character, and even playing comedy. With this step-by-step guide, actors who have struggled with 'visualization' and 'emotional recall' can learn an alternative method of accessing feelings through the release of chronic, subtle muscular tensions that connect into the brain at lightning fast speed and can actually produce emotions on cue. Written with verve and accessibility, and using practical exercises to guide the actor through each stage, Acting With Passion is the must-have text for actors seeking that magical 'state of aliveness'.

Sanford Meisner on Acting Book
Score: 4
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Sanford Meisner on Acting


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

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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

How to Stop Acting Book
Score: 4
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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

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How to Stop Acting Excerpt :

"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.

The Technique of Acting Book

The Technique of Acting


  • Author : Stella Adler
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000017974042

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The Technique of Acting Excerpt :

A disciple of Konstantin Stanislavski and a member of the Group Theatre in the 1930s, the noted actress and teacher offers advice on acting preparations, the demands of characterization, and dramatic exercises, as well as personal memories

Improv for Actors Book

Improv for Actors


  • Author : Dan Diggles
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2004-03-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781581159417

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Improv for Actors Excerpt :

In this step-by-step guide, an actor and improvisational teacher brings his tested methods to the page to show how actors can take risks and gain spontaneity in all genres of scripted theater. Through 28 lessons—each of which includes warm-ups, points of concentration, and improvisation exercises—Improv for Actors provides insights into thinking and reacting with fluidity, exploring a character’s social status, using the voice and body as effective tools of storytelling, and more. Actors of all levels will soon be able to give a fresh, original approach to classic characters, create funnier performances in farce and comedy, and make dramatic characters richer and more believable.

A Practical Handbook for the Actor Book
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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

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A Practical Handbook for the Actor Excerpt :

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.

Michael Chekhov   s Acting Technique Book

Michael Chekhov s Acting Technique


  • Author : Sinéad Rushe
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-01-24
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472503473

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Michael Chekhov s Acting Technique Excerpt :

Intended for actors, directors, teachers and researchers, this book offers an exceptionally clear and thorough introduction to the renowned acting technique developed by Michael Chekhov. Sinéad Rushe's book provides a complete overview of the whole method, and includes illuminating explanations of its principles, as well as a wide range of practical exercises that illustrate, step by step, how they can be applied to dramatic texts. Part One provides an outline of the ideas that underpin the work, which help to prepare practitioners to become responsive and receptive, and to awaken their imagination. Part Two charts a journey through the foundational psychophysical exercises that can both orient an actor's training routine and be applied directly to the development of a role. Part Three focuses on more specific and elaborate methods of scene work, characterisation and the art of transformation. Drawing on the full range of Chekhov's writing in English and French, this book also examines unpublished material from the Dartington Hall archives and features interviews with actors who have worked with the technique, including Simon Callow and Joanna Merlin. It illustrates Chekhov's approach by referring to Rushe's own productions of Nikolai Gogol's short story Diary of a Madman and Shakespeare's Othello, as well as characters and scenes in Sarah Kane's Blasted and the contemporary American television series Breaking Bad. Michael Chekhov's Acting Technique is an accessible, comprehensive and contemporary point of reference for those already trained in the method, as well as an initiation and toolkit for practitioners who are just beginning to discover it.