Sanford Meisner on Acting Book
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

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Sanford Meisner on Acting Excerpt :

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

Sanford Meisner on Acting Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Sanford Meisner on Acting


  • Author : Sanford Meisner
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1987-07-12
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780394750590

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Sanford Meisner on Acting Excerpt :

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

Sanford Meisner on Acting Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Sanford Meisner on Acting


  • Author : Sanford Meisner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1012180340

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Sanford Meisner on Acting Excerpt :

Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner Book

Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner


  • Author : Anjalee Deshpande Hutchinson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-07-17
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000077520

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner Excerpt :

Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner: Collisions and Convergence in Actor Training offers a comprehensive analysis of the Sanford Meisner Acting Technique in comparison to the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. This compilation reveals the connections as well as the contradictions between these two very different approaches, while highlighting meaningful bridges and offering in-depth essays from a variety of sources, including master teachers with years of experience and new and rising stars in the field. The authors provide philosophical arguments on actor training, innovative approaches to methodology, and explorations into integration, as well as practical methods of application for the classroom or rehearsal room, or scaffolded into a curriculum. Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner: Collisions and Convergence in Actor Training is an excellent resource for professors teaching Introductory, Intermediate or Advanced Acting Technique as well as acting program directors and department chairs seeking new, impactful research on actor training.

The Actor s Art and Craft Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Actor s Art and Craft


  • Author : William Esper
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2008-04-08
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307279262

DOWNLOAD BOOK
The Actor s Art and Craft Excerpt :

William Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner's legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming a truly creative actor.Esper worked closely with Meisner for seventeen years and has spent decades developing his famous program for actor's training. The result is a rigorous system of exercises that builds a solid foundation of acting skills from the ground up, and that is flexible enough to be applied to any challenge an actor faces, from soap operas to Shakespeare. Co-writer Damon DiMarco, a former student of Esper's, spent over a year observing his mentor teaching first-year acting students. In this book he recreates that experience for us, allowing us to see how the progression of exercises works in practice. The Actor's Art and Craft vividly demonstrates that good training does not constrain actors' instincts—it frees them to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.

The Sanford Meisner Approach Book

The Sanford Meisner Approach


  • Author : Larry Silverberg
  • Publisher : Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN 10 : 1575250748

DOWNLOAD BOOK
The Sanford Meisner Approach Excerpt :

Product DescriptionShortly before his death, Sanford Meisner arranged for Larry Silverberg to create a written legacy of his teaching techniques. This book is the second of four books in the Sanford Meisner series. In this extraordinary new book, Silverberg demystifies the emotional demands of acting and leads the actor through a process aimed at tapping into and deepening his own emotional instrument. Not only will actors gain insight into the whole realm of the emotions, they will see very clearly the traps most actors fall into when it comes to "being emotional" on stage. A healthier and more effective way of working will be taught -- a way of working which brings the actor powerful and unique creativity to every part. About the AuthorLarry Silverberg is founder and Artistic Director of the Belltown Theatre Center in Seattle, WA. He is also on staff at the University of Washington where he teaches Master Classes in the Meisner Work, while continuing his own acting career. Larry is a past winner of the Warner Bros. Filmmaker of the Year Award for his film, Flight in Masquerade, and has also been busy directing for the stage. Larry is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York City where he studied with master acting teacher, Sanford Meisner.

Backwards and Forwards Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Backwards and Forwards


  • Author : David Ball
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN 10 : 0809311100

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Backwards and Forwards Excerpt :

Explains how plays are structured, looks at theatrical exposition, theme, and images, and shows how to analyze a play and understand its production

Acting in Film Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Acting in Film


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

DOWNLOAD BOOK
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

Shakespeare and Meisner Book

Shakespeare and Meisner


  • Author : Aileen Gonsalves
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-03-25
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350118423

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Shakespeare and Meisner Excerpt :

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 to his actors that 'text is your greatest enemy', Shakespeare and Meisner are often considered 'strange bedfellows'. The rhetorical complexity of Shakespeare's text can often be perceived as rules an actor must learn in order to perform Shakespeare 'properly'. Meisner's main rule is that 'you can't say ouch until you've been pinched': in other words, an actor must genuinely feel something in order to react in a performance which is alive to the moment. This book explores how actors can use Meisner's tools of 'acting is reacting' to discover the infinite freedom within the apparent constraints of Shakespeare's text.

Medicinal Chemistry for Practitioners Book

Medicinal Chemistry for Practitioners


  • Author : Jie Jack Li
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-06-29
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119607304

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Medicinal Chemistry for Practitioners Excerpt :

Presenting both a panoramic introduction to the essential disciplines of drug discovery for novice medicinal chemists as well as a useful reference for veteran drug hunters, this book summarizes the state-of-the-art of medicinal chemistry. It covers key drug targets including enzymes, receptors, and ion channels, and hit and lead discovery. The book hen surveys a drug's pharmacokinetics and toxicity, with a solid chapter covering fundamental bioisosteres as a guide to structure-activity relationship investigations.

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

DOWNLOAD BOOK
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.

Meisner in Practice Book

Meisner in Practice


  • Author : Nick Moseley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 1848420870

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Meisner in Practice Excerpt :

This book offers actors a step-by-step introduction to the salient features of the Meisner Technique and puts these to the test through a succession of practical exercises. The aim is to take the reader through the various stages of Meisner training, including addressing certain pitfalls and problems which the author has encountered in his own teaching.

Real Life Drama Book

Real Life Drama


  • Author : Wendy Smith
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-08-06
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345805997

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Real Life Drama Excerpt :

Real Life Drama is the classic history of the remarkable group that revitalized American theater in the 1930s by engaging urgent social and moral issues that still resonate today. Born in the turbulent decade of the Depression, the Group Theatre revolutionized American arts. Wendy Smith's dramatic narrative brings the influential troupe and its founders to life once again, capturing their joys and pains, their triumphs and defeats. Filled with fresh insights into the towering personalities of Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg, Cheryl Crawford, Elia Kazan, Clifford Odets, Stella and Luther Adler, Karl Malden, and Lee J. Cobb, among many others, Real Life Drama chronicles a passionate community of idealists as they opened a new frontier in theater.

Training of the American Actor  Large Print 16pt  Book

Training of the American Actor Large Print 16pt


  • Author : Arthur Bartow
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2010-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458781260

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Training of the American Actor Large Print 16pt Excerpt :

The first comprehensive survey and study of the major techniques developed by and for the American actor over the past 60 years. Presented side-by-side, each of the 10 disciplines included is described in detail by one of today's foremost practitioners. An invaluable resource both for the young actor embarking on a career and for the theatre professional polishing his or her craft. ''successful acting must reflect a society's current beliefs. The men and women who developed each new technique were convinced that previous methods were not equal to the full challenges of their time and place, and the techniques in this book have been adapted to current needs in order to continue to be successful methods for training actors. The actor's journey is an individual one, and the actor seeks a form, or a variety of forms, of training that will assist in unlocking his own creative gifts of expression.''