Respect for Acting

Respect for Acting
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Author: Uta Hagen
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0470228482
Release: 2008-07-08
Editor: Wiley

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Respect for Acting
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Author: Uta Hagen,Haskel Frankel
Pages: 227
ISBN: STANFORD:36105003284655
Release: 1973-09-15
Editor: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Respect for Acting

Respect for Acting
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Author: Uta Hagen
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0470730188
Release: 2009-05-04
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Challenge For The Actor

Challenge For The Actor
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Author: Uta Hagen
Pages: 309
ISBN: 9780684190402
Release: 1991-08-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Sanford Meisner on Acting
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Author: Sanford Meisner,Dennis Longwell
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307830630
Release: 2012-11-07
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Lisa Idzikowski
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781725306530
Release: 2019-12-15
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

A Practical Handbook for the Actor
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Author: Melissa Bruder
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780307499134
Release: 2012-04-25
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

How to Stop Acting

How to Stop Acting
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Author: Harold Guskin
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781466801660
Release: 2003-06-25
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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 Power of the Actor

The Power of the Actor
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Author: Ivana Chubbuck
Pages: 388
ISBN: 1592401538
Release: 2005-08-18
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Hollywood coach introduces a twelve-part acting method that has been utilized by some of today's top stars and draws on the traditions of performance masters, sharing behind-the-scenes anecdotes while explaining how to apply her techniques to create genuine characters, disseminate scripts, and audition effectively. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Actions

Actions
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Author: Marina Caldarone,Maggie Lloyd-Williams
Pages: 158
ISBN: 1854596748
Release: 2004
Editor: Nick Hern Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

To Act Is To Do

To Act Is To Do
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Author: Richard Alan Nichols
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9781946358066
Release: 2018-01-09
Editor: 39 West Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

To Act Is To Do by Richard Alan Nichols, who studied as a scholarship student for five years with Uta Hagen at the HB Studio in New York, is the ultimate guide for both actors and teachers. In six informative and interactive class sessions, Nichols details twenty exercises designed to solve most acting problems that arise while working on plays. Also included are eighteen evaluations of work (scenes, monologues, and Hagen exercises) presented by Nichols' students, with each evaluation serving as a model for teachers to follow in order to assist actors in learning how to assess their own work in an honest way. This unique exploration—the personal journey of one actor’s lifelong quest to perfect his craft while in pursuit of becoming a player—will help all actors develop the discipline necessary to fine-tune their acting instruments and discover new behaviors in themselves.

True Acting Tips

True Acting Tips
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Author: Larry Silverberg
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781480302501
Release: 2012-08-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

TRUE ACTING TIPS

Sources

Sources
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Author: Uta Hagen
Pages: 228
ISBN: 098618893X
Release: 2019-05-16
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Uta Hagen, one of the great ladies of the American theatre has written a deeply personal memoir of her life, from her childhood in Germany to the present. Sources is Miss Hagen's lyrical account of the special ways love of nature is intertwined with love of art in her life, providing a rare glimpse of the off-stage life of an actress. Originally published in 1983, this book is republished in 2019 with a foreword by Uta's daughter, Leticia Ferrer, and her grand-daughter Teresa Teuscher to whom Uta dedicated the book.

Acting Emotions

Acting Emotions
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Author: Elly Konijn
Pages: 209
ISBN: 9053564446
Release: 2000
Editor: Amsterdam University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Actors and actresses play characters such as the embittered Medea, or the lovelorn Romeo, or the grieving and tearful Hecabe. The theatre audience holds its breath, and then sparks begin to fly. But what about the actor? Has he been affected by the emotions of the character he is playing? What'sgoing on inside his mind? The styling of emotions in the theatre has been the subject of heated debate for centuries. In fact, Diderot in his Paradoxe sur le comedien, insisted that most brilliant actors do not feel anything onstage. This greatly resembles the detached acting style associated with Bertolt Brecht, which, in turn, stands in direct opposition to the notion of the empathy-oriented "emotional reality" of the actor which is most famously associated with the American actingstyle known as method acting. The book's survey of the various dominant acting styles is followed by an analysis of the current state of affairs regarding the psychology of emotions. By uniting the psychology of emotions with contemporary acting theories, the author is able to come to the conclusion that traditional acting theories are no longer valid for today's actor. Acting Emotions throws new light on the age-old issue of double consciousness, the paradox of the actor who must nightly express emotions while creating the illusion of spontaneity. In addition, the book bridges the gap between theory and practice by virtue of the author's large-scale field study of the emotions of professional actors. In Acting Emotions, the responses of Dutch and Flemish actors is further supplemented by the responses of a good number of American actors. The book offers a unique view of how actors act out emotions and how this acting out is intimately linked to the development of contemporary theatre.

Audition

Audition
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Author: Michael Shurtleff
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0802719023
Release: 2009-05-26
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The casting director for Chicago, Pippin, Becket, Gypsy, The Graduate, the Sound of Music and Jesus Christ Superstar tells you how you can find your dream role! Absolutely everything an actor needs to know to get the part is here: What to do that moment before, how to use humour; create mystery; how to develop a distinct style; and how to evaluate the place, the relationships and the competition. In fact, Audition is a necessary guide to dealing with all the "auditions" we face in life. This is the bible on the subject.

The Acting Book

The Acting Book
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Author: John Abbott
Pages: 205
ISBN: 1848421443
Release: 2012
Editor: Theatre Communications Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A ‘fast-forward’ acting course covering all the essential techniques an actor needs to know and use – with a suite of exercises to put each technique into practice. The Acting Book offers various ways to analyse a text and to create character, using not only the established processes of Stanislavsky and Meisner, but also new ones developed by the author over many years of teaching drama students. It also sets out a wide range of rehearsal techniques and improvisations, and it brims over with inventive practical exercises designed to stimulate the actor’s imagination and build confidence. The book will be invaluable to student actors as an accompaniment to their training, to established actors who wish to refresh their technique, and to drama teachers at every level. ‘Abbott knows what he’s talking about and has a gift for expressing himself in straightforward, clutter-free language’ The Stage on Improvisation in Rehearsal

Trust

Trust
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Author: Shea Hampton
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9781452569192
Release: 2013-03
Editor: Balboa Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

TRUST embraces a philosophy that shows actors how to work with creative energy and come from absolute truth. Learn how to stay present in each moment through the power of focus. Become the authentic, passionate, and fearless actor you know you can be. TRUST, the ultimate in truthful acting and living.

A Dream of Passion

A Dream of Passion
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Author: Lee Strasberg
Pages: 201
ISBN: 0316818704
Release: 1987-10-30
Editor: Little, Brown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Paul Newman, Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Hopper, Robert DeNiro, Marilyn Monroe, and Joanne Woodward-these are only a few of the many actors trained in "Method" acting by the great and legendary Lee Strasberg. This revolutionary theory of acting-developed by Stanislavsky and continued by Strasberg-has been a major influence on the art of acting in our time. During his last decade, Strasberg devoted himself to a work that would explain once and for all what The Method was and how it worked, as well as telling the story of its development and of the people involved with it. The result is a masterpiece of wisdom and guidance for anyone involved with the theater in any way. .

Sword Fighting

Sword Fighting
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Author: Keith Ducklin,John Waller
Pages: 192
ISBN: UCSC:32106011395560
Release: 2001
Editor: Applause Theatre & Cinema

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

SWORD FIGHTING: A MANUAL FOR ACTORS & DIRECTORS

The Invisible Actor

The Invisible Actor
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Author: Yoshi Oida,Lorna Marshall
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781135860585
Release: 2013-09-13
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.