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    DescriptionRespect 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


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    Title
    Respect for Acting
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Uta Hagen, By (author) Haskel Frankel, Foreword by David Hyde Pierce
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 225 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 372 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780470228487
    ISBN 10: 0470228482
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PER
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.8
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 595
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: PER010000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    BISAC V2.8: PER001000
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    DC22: 792.028
    BIC subject category V2: ANC
    Libri: I-PA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A07203000
    DC22: 792.02/8
    BISAC V2.8: PER011040
    LC classification: PN2061 .H28 2008
    Thema V1.0: ATJ, ATDC
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Jossey Bass Wiley
    Publication date
    08 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Chichester
    Author Information
    Uta Hagen was the recipient of innumerable honors and awards during her long career, including the prestigious National Medal of Arts in 2003. She died in 2004 at the age of 84. HASKEL FRANKEL was the drama critic of the National Observer.
    Back cover copy
    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"
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    "Uta Hagen wanted us never to settle, period, to keep on endlessly exploring, digging deeper, and aiming higher in our scenes, in our plays, in our careers. Respect for Acting is not a long book, and with any luck, it will take you the rest of your life to read it." --David Hyde Pierce (from the Foreword)Legendary actress and teacher Uta Hagen knew that an actor's finest work was often achieved for love rather than for money. She lived this philosophy alongside her husband, Herbert Berghof, at HB Studio, their acting school in New York. It was there that they created a workplace and spiritual home for actors such as Robert DeNiro, Jack Lemmon, Anne Bancroft, and Bette Midler."Respect for Acting" is Hagen's blueprint for the actor, her design for "enlightened stage acting." This classic book has helped generations of actors hone their craft, and its advice is as useful now as it was when it was first published. Hagen draws on her own struggle with the techniques of acting as well as her decades of teaching experience to break down the areas in which actors can work and search for realities in themselves that serve the character and the play. This approach helps actors to be specific in their actions in order to communicate an artistic statement. Hagen's instructions and examples also guide the aspiring actor through practical problems such as "How do I talk to the audience?" and "How do I stay fresh in a long run?"Part One, "The Actor," deals with the actor's concept of him or herself, as well as techniques that set an actor in motion physically, verbally, and emotionally.Part Two, "The Object Exercises," offers specific and detailed work for the actor, covering a broad range of problems and circumstances, from making an entrance to using the Fourth Wall.Part Three, "The Play and the Role," covers how to approach the play and identify with the character the actor will undertake. It also shares practical thoughts and answers the questions young actors ask most.Uta Hagen's influence endures in many of today's most compelling stage and screen performances. Informative and inspiring, "Respect for Acting" will bring her timeless techniques to actors and audiences for years to come.
    Table of contents
    Foreword by David Hyde Pierce. Acknowledgments. PART ONE. The Actor. Introduction. 1. Concept. 2. Identity. 3. Substitution. 4. Emotional Memory. 5. Sense Memory. 6. The Five Senses. 7. Thinking. 8. Walking and Talking. 9. Improvisation. 10. Reality. PART TWO. The Object Exercises. Introduction. 11. The Basic Object Exercise. 12. Three Entrances. 13. Immediacy. 14. The Fourth Wall. 15. Endowment. 16. Talking to Yourself. 17. Outdoors. 18. Conditioning Forces. 19. History. 20. Character Action. PART THREE. The Play and the Role. Introduction. 21. First Contact with the Play. 22. The Character. 23. Circumstances. 24. Relationship. 25. The Objective. 26. The Obstacle. 27. The Action. 28. The Rehearsal. 29. Practical Problems. 30. Communication. 31. Style. Epilogue. Index.