Acting Essentials, Or Just Say Your Lines Like You Mean Them and Don't Bump into the Scenery : A Practical, Beginning Acting Handbook
This brief beginning acting text is a practical handbook that uses humor and clear, well-grounded exercises to make the complexities of acting simple and straightforward.
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- Paperback | 96 pages
- 152.4 x 223.5 x 10.2mm | 181.44g
- 01 Jul 2001
- McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
- Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
- Boston, MA, United States
Table of contents
Preface List of Exercises Introduction / Less Is More / Keep It Simple / Where Did the Subtitle Come From? 1. Getting Ready to Act: or I'm Not Going to Have to Pretend I'm a Tree, Am I? And What Is It I'm Supposed to Do With My Hands? I Said, What Am I Supposed to Do with My Hands? Sensory, Physical, and Vocal Awareness / Waking Up Your Imagination, Memory, and Five Senses / Let's Get Physical / Let's Get Vocal 2. Things You Should Know about Acting So It Doesn't Look Like You Don't Know What You Are Doing Actor Ethics, Etiquette, and Traditions / Staying Alive and in the Moment / Connecting / Stage Fright / Memorization / Things You Can Do To Become a Better Actor / Acting Tools (The Tions) 3. Getting Yourself Going and Your Creative Juices Flowing Improvisation: Working without a Net / Open Scenes 4. Exploring the Script and Scene Goals / Images / Physical and Environmental Influences and Awareness / Relationships 5. Character, Emotion, and the Rehearsal Process Character Work / Emotions / Rehearsal Techniques That Work 6. Now Add the Audience Get Yourself Ready / The Last 2-3 Minutes / Your Relationship with the Audience 7. Tips, More Advice, Secrets, Things That Work, Strange Things Actors Do, and a Few Final Words A List of Tips / A Few Final Words about Learning to Act