Acting Essentials, Or Just Say Your Lines Like You Mean Them and Don't Bump into the Scenery

Acting Essentials, Or Just Say Your Lines Like You Mean Them and Don't Bump into the Scenery : A Practical, Beginning Acting Handbook

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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
  • Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0767422511
  • 9780767422512
  • 2,362,501

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
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