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Author: Marina Caldarone
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 1854596748
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Drama

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

Author: Richard Alan Nichols
Publisher: 39 West Press
ISBN: 9781946358066
Release Date: 2018-01-09
Genre: Performing Arts

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.

Dialogus de oratoribus

Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 3515087699
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

Mit dem vorliegenden Band widmet sich Dieter Flach dem Dialogus des Cornelius Tacitus. In einer ausfuehrlichen Einleitung ordnet der Herausgeber den Text in das Gesamtwerk seines Verfassers ein. Flach arbeitet das Anliegen des Tacitus heraus, das er mit seiner Schrift verfolgt, und die Rollen, die er den Teilnehmern des Streitgesprachs zuweist. In der Textausgabe vermeidet Flach alle tiefen und unnotigen Eingriffe in das Werk. Zahlebige Deutungsfehler werden berichtigt und behutsame Verbesserungen vorgeschlagen, die Flach im Fuanotenapparat und in knappen Zusatzen zu seiner Ubersetzung erlautert und begruendet. Nachvollziehbar klart er Streit- und Zweifelsfragen in der deutschen Wiedergabe des lateinischen Wortlauts.

The Actor s Workbook

Author: Alex Clifton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472531803
Release Date: 2016-05-05
Genre: Performing Arts

The Actor's Workbook is an essential workbook for actors, actors in training and teachers of acting and drama. The workbook and video provide a clear, step-by-step guide to learning techniques in acting. The book presents a system of exercises which will develop core acting skills, offers techniques for developing an authored role and models for devising new work. These techniques are based on the practices of Konstantin Stanislavski and his recent theatrical descendants including Uta Hagen, Sanford Meisner, Michael Chekhov and others. The exercises in the book are outlined in a student-centred approach, offering not only in-class exercises, but also pre-class exercises, educational frameworks, teaching-tips, suggested texts through which to apply the work, follow-up exercises and suggestions for further reading in each chapter. Enabling and guiding the actor's sustainable, communicable, believable transformation into an imagined reality, this workbook is filled with powerful and precise acting tools, each underpinned by a rigorous and well-explained philosophy of practice. The Actor's Workbook includes video of the author teaching the exercises, with professional actors demonstrating the techniques to be learned.

Directing a Handbook for Emerging Theatre Directors

Author: Rob Swain
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408156629
Release Date: 2011-09-29
Genre: Performing Arts

The theatre director is one of the most critical roles in a successful drama company, yet there are no formal qualifications required for entry into this profession. This practical guide for emerging theatre directors answers all the key questions from the very beginning of your career to key stages as you establish your credentials and get professionally recognized. It analyzes the director's role through relationships with the actors, author, designer, production manager and creative teams and provides vital advice for "on-the-job" situations where professional experience is invaluable. The book also provides an overview of the many approaches to acting methodology without focusing on any in particular to allow the director to develop their own unique methods of working with any actor's style. Each chapter includes these key features: * Introduces important theories, identifies practitioners and provides key reading to provide an overview of historic and current practice. * Interviews with leading practitioners and emerging directors. * Suggested exercises to develop the director's own approach and practical skills.

Das Geheimnis guter Drehb cher

Author: Linda Seger
Publisher: Alexander Verlag Berlin
ISBN: 9783895812392
Release Date: 2011-12-01
Genre: Performing Arts

Das Geheimnis des guten Drehbuchs liegt nicht allein in der guten Idee, sondern im Analysieren von Problemen und dem professionellen Bearbeiten, im Neu- und Umschreiben. Das Buch vermittelt Methoden und Techniken des Drehbuchschreibens, bietet Lösungen bei häufig auftretenden Problemen an, wie das ungewollte Entfernen von der eigentlichen Story, es lehrt, subtilste Situationen in kurzen Sequenzen einzufangen und auf die Realisierbarkeit zu achten.

Performing the Remembered Present

Author: Pil Hansen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474284721
Release Date: 2017-12-28
Genre: Performing Arts

This international collection brings together scientists, scholars and artist-researchers to explore the cognition of memory through the performing arts and examine artistic strategies that target cognitive processes of memory. The strongly embodied and highly trained memory systems of performing artists render artistic practice a rich context for understanding how memory is formed, utilized and adapted through interaction with others, instruments and environments. Using experimental, interpretive and Practice-as-Research methods that bridge disciplines, the authors provide overview chapters and case studies of subjects such as: * collectively and environmentally distributed memory in the performing arts; * autobiographical memory triggers in performance creation and reception; * the journey from learning to memory in performance training; * the relationship between memory, awareness and creative spontaneity, and * memorization and embodied or structural analysis of scores and scripts. This volume provides an unprecedented resource for scientists, scholars, artists, teachers and students looking for insight into the cognition of memory in the arts, strategies of learning and performance, and interdisciplinary research methodology.

Dance Anatomie

Author: Jacqui Greene Haas
Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783767910461
Release Date: 2014-04-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

»Wenn man als Tänzer erfolgreich sein möchte, muss man verstehen, wie man seinen Körper optimal trainiert, vorbereitet und schützt.« Genau dies vermittelt die Autorin anhand der 82 wichtigsten Tanzbewegungen mit über 200 farbigen Illustration auf leicht verständliche und nachvollziehbare Art und Weise. Zielgerichtet und per »Blick unter die Haut« kann der Leser die für seinen Leistungsstand und seinen Stil wichtigsten Übungen auswählen und sowohl Beweglichkeit als auch Kraft und Muskelspannung kontinuierlich verbessern. »Dance Anatomie veranschaulicht die Zusammenhänge zwischen Muskulatur und Tanzbewegung – eine Pflichtlektüre für jeden Tänzer.«

Shakespeare s Authentic Performance Texts

Author: Graham Watts
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476618722
Release Date: 2015-01-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

When we pick up a copy of a Shakespeare play, we assume that we hold in our hands an original record of his writing. We don't. Present-day printings are an editor's often subjective version of the script. Around 25 percent of any Shakespeare play will have been altered, and this creates an enormous amount of confusion. The only authentic edition of Shakespeare's works is the First Folio, published by his friends and colleagues in 1623. This volume makes the case for printing and staging the plays as set in the First Folio, which preserved actor cues that helped players understand and perform their roles. The practices of modern editors are critiqued. Also included are sections on analyzing and acting the text, how a complex character can be created using the First Folio, and a director's approach to rehearsing Shakespeare with various exercises for both professional and student actors. In conclusion, all of the findings are applied to Measure for Measure.

Der Anhalter

Author: Lee Child
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 9783641157852
Release Date: 2015-06-29
Genre: Fiction

Wer diesen Anhalter mitnimmt, sollte nichts Böses im Schilde führen ... Jack Reacher bemühte sich, harmlos auszusehen, was ihm mit seiner großen, massigen Gestalt und der gebrochenen Nase nicht leicht fiel. Umso dankbarer war er, als endlich ein Auto hielt, um ihn mitzunehmen. Die Frau und die beiden Männer im Wagen waren offensichtlich Kollegen, zumindest schloss Reacher das aus ihrer einheitlichen Kleidung. Er wusste nichts von ihrer Verwicklung in den Mord, der nicht weit entfernt verübt worden war. Für die Insassen des Wagens war Reacher nur eine Möglichkeit, die Polizei von sich abzulenken. Sie ahnten nicht, wer bei ihnen im Auto saß. Schließlich sah Reacher aus wie ein harmloser Anhalter ...

Manifest der Anonymen Schauspieler

Author: James Franco
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783838757896
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Fiction

"Hinterhältig lustig und provozierend ehrlich." Gary Shteyngart Sind wir nicht alle immer auch Schauspieler unseres eigenen Lebensdramas? Schlüpfen wir nicht ständig in die verschiedensten Rollen? Hinter tausend Masken kein Gesicht? Einer der spannendsten und vielseitigsten Profi-Schauspieler lässt uns an den Höhepunkten und Verwerfungen dieser Kunst teilhaben. Abgründig und humorvoll, derb und schonungslos versammelt Franco die größten Schauspieler der Vergangenheit und die schrillsten der Gegenwart zum fröhlichen Stelldichein; von Jean-Paul Belmondo und Steve McQueen zu Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett oder Lindsay Lohan. Und weil das Schauspielen eine Sucht sein kann, benutzt er für seinen Roman das Konzept der "12 Schritte" und "12 Traditionen" der Anonymen Alkoholiker. Eine Ausnüchterung!