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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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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Uta Hagen
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Book : 2009-05-04
Download Book : 240 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0470730188


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The actress and teacher guides actors in developing their art, covering such aspects as voice techniques, timing, rhythm, and including exercises to correct problems

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Uta Hagen
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 1991-08-21
Download Book : 309 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780684190402


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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

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Sanford Meisner
Publisher : Vintage
Release Book : 2012-11-07
Download Book : 272 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780307830630


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In this book Richard Ayoade - actor, writer, director, and amateur dentist - reflects on his cinematic legacy as only he can: in conversation with himself. Over ten brilliantly insightful and often erotic interviews, Ayoade examines himself fully and without mercy, leading a breathless investigation into this once-in-a-generation visionary. Only Ayoade can appreciate Ayoade's unique methodology. Only Ayoade can recognise Ayoade's talent. Only Ayoade can withstand Ayoade's peculiar scent. Only Ayoade can truly get inside Ayoade. They have called their book Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey. Take the journey, and your life will never be the same again. Ayoade on Ayoade captures the director in his own words: pompous, vain, angry and very, very funny.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Richard Ayoade
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release Book : 2014-09-30
Download Book : 252 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780571316540


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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.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Michael Shurtleff
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Book : 2009-05-26
Download Book : 208 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0802719023


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The legendary acting coach shares his inspirational philosophy and effective techniques--including case studies, exercises, and professional insights--designed to help actors connect personally with a script, develop a character from the inside out, overcome fear and inhibitions, hone technical skills, and more. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Larry Moss
Publisher : Bantam
Release Book : 2005-12
Download Book : 358 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780553381207


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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.

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Genre Book : Drama
Author Book : Marina Caldarone
Publisher : Nick Hern Books
Release Book : 2004
Download Book : 158 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1854596748


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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.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : Ivana Chubbuck
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2005-08-18
Download Book : 388 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1592401538


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

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : David Ball
Publisher : SIU Press
Release Book : 1983
Download Book : 96 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0809311100


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One of our most brilliantly iconoclastic playwrights takes on the art of profession of acting with these words: invent nothing, deny nothing, speak up, stand up, stay out of school. Acting schools, “interpretation,” “sense memory,” “The Method”—David Mamet takes a jackhammer to the idols of contemporary acting, while revealing the true heroism and nobility of the craft. He shows actors how to undertake auditions and rehearsals, deal with agents and directors, engage audiences, and stay faithful to the script, while rejecting the temptations that seduce so many of their colleagues. Bracing in its clarity, exhilarating in its common sense, True and False is as shocking as it is practical, as witty as it is instructive, and as irreverent as it is inspiring.

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Genre Book : Performing Arts
Author Book : David Mamet
Publisher : Vintage
Release Book : 2011-09-07
Download Book : 144 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780307806499