Film and Television Acting

The book analyzes the differences between theatre, film, and television acting, providing the theatre trained actor with specific approaches for making the transition to on-camera work. This second edition is thoroughly revised and updated.

Film and Television Acting

Author: Ian Bernard

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136081739

Page: 176

View: 610

Film and Television Acting offers solid techniques for creating a natural, believable performance for film and television. The reader will discover techniques for listening and reacting, blocking and business, character, focus, the closeup, and comedy as they pertain to acting in front of a camera. The book analyzes the differences between theatre, film, and television acting, providing the theatre trained actor with specific approaches for making the transition to on-camera work. This second edition is thoroughly revised and updated. The book contains numerous scenes and exercises, including sample scenes from Cheers and Seinfeld, which provide the reader with ways to practice the specific techniques outlined by the author. Included are interviews with well-know actors and directors: Don Murray, Norman Jewison, and Emmy award winner, Glenn Jordan, to name a few. These interviews illustrate how the professionals apply their training and technique to filmed performances. There is also a chapter-length interview with John Lithgow, in which the actor provides a first-hand account of the differences of acting for the theatre and for the camera.

From Stage to Screen

The book is divided into three sections: the first examines the relationship between the actor and the camera and how it differs from that of a performer with a stage audience; the second addresses the technical skills the screen actor ...

From Stage to Screen

Author: Bill Britten

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472522648

Page: 248

View: 550

The camera enables us to see right into a character's soul, revealing his or her innermost thoughts and emotions. Screen acting requires a more rigorously truthful and spontaneous performance than the stage, as well as very different technical expertise. From Stage to Screen is a handbook for the professional actor packed with advice on how to make the transition and fully prepare for a TV or film role. The book is divided into three sections: the first examines the relationship between the actor and the camera and how it differs from that of a performer with a stage audience; the second addresses the technical skills the screen actor needs in order to work as part of a large collaborative team and 'make the shot work'; and the third explores the very different experience of an actor working on a screen project, including getting the job, how to prepare properly, what to expect and how to manage the whole process, from casting through to ADR, in order to deliver the very best work.

Acting for the Stage

Acting for the Stage is a highly accessible guide to the business of theater acting, written for those interested in pursuing acting as a profession.

Acting for the Stage

Author: Anna Weinstein

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317370511

Page: 268

View: 123

Acting for the Stage is a highly accessible guide to the business of theater acting, written for those interested in pursuing acting as a profession. This book is a collection of essays by and interviews with talented artists and businesspeople who have built successful careers in the theater; it’s a goldmine of career advice that might take years to find on your own. Herein, the myths around professional acting are dispelled, and the mysteries revealed. Acting for the Stage illuminates practical strategies to help you build a life as a theater professional and find financial rewards and creative fulfillment in the process. Contains essays by and interviews with working stage actors, acting coaches, directors, writers, and agents. Features discussions on selecting a graduate school program, choosing acting classes and workshops, making the most out of your showcase, landing an agent, networking and promoting yourself, and the business of casting. Covers issues of money management, balancing the highs and lows of the profession, finding work to nourish your acting career, and building your creative team and support network.

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting

Acting is widely acknowledged to be the central art of the theatre and has a long and vibrant history. With over one thousand entries, this is the first encyclopedia of stage actors and acting around the world.

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting

Author: Simon Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521769549

Page: 710

View: 781

Acting is widely acknowledged to be the central art of the theatre and has a long and vibrant history. With over 1,000 entries, this is the first encyclopedia of stage actors and acting around the world. More than 100 renowned international contributors provide biographical, historical and technical information about actors both familiar and obscure whose work has been crucial in the development of acting methods and traditions from classical theatre to the present day. Entries on key directors, theorists and teachers, and on the elements and genres of acting provide insights into the history of acting as an art and its current practice. Including a chronological list of actors that spans the past 2,000 years and many diverse countries and cultures, this Encyclopedia offers a fascinating and unique overview of acting onstage that will be of interest to anyone who attends or practises theatre.

German Expressionist Theatre

This book considers the multifarious styles of acting on the German Expressionist stage from 1916 to 1921.

German Expressionist Theatre

Author: David F. Kuhns

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521583404

Page: 311

View: 773

This book considers the multifarious styles of acting on the German Expressionist stage from 1916 to 1921.

Acting Emotions

The book offers a unique view of how actors act out emotions and how this acting out is intimately linked to the development of contemporary theatre.

Acting Emotions

Author: Elly Konijn

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053564448

Page: 209

View: 866

Actors and actresses play characters such as the embittered Medea, or the lovelorn Romeo, or the grieving and tearful Hecabe. The theatre audience holds its breath, and then sparks begin to fly. But what about the actor? Has he been affected by the emotions of the character he is playing? What'sgoing on inside his mind? The styling of emotions in the theatre has been the subject of heated debate for centuries. In fact, Diderot in his Paradoxe sur le comedien, insisted that most brilliant actors do not feel anything onstage. This greatly resembles the detached acting style associated with Bertolt Brecht, which, in turn, stands in direct opposition to the notion of the empathy-oriented "emotional reality" of the actor which is most famously associated with the American actingstyle known as method acting. The book's survey of the various dominant acting styles is followed by an analysis of the current state of affairs regarding the psychology of emotions. By uniting the psychology of emotions with contemporary acting theories, the author is able to come to the conclusion that traditional acting theories are no longer valid for today's actor. Acting Emotions throws new light on the age-old issue of double consciousness, the paradox of the actor who must nightly express emotions while creating the illusion of spontaneity. In addition, the book bridges the gap between theory and practice by virtue of the author's large-scale field study of the emotions of professional actors. In Acting Emotions, the responses of Dutch and Flemish actors is further supplemented by the responses of a good number of American actors. The book offers a unique view of how actors act out emotions and how this acting out is intimately linked to the development of contemporary theatre.

PERFORM Acting for the Stage

This book is a collection of essays by and interviews with talented artists and businesspeople who have built successful careers in the theater; it's a goldmine of career advice that might take years to find on your own.

PERFORM  Acting for the Stage

Author: Chris Qualls

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 9781138945203

Page: 268

View: 113

Acting for the Stage is a highly accessible guide to the business of theater acting, written for those interested in pursuing acting as a profession. This book is a collection of essays by and interviews with talented artists and businesspeople who have built successful careers in the theater; it's a goldmine of career advice that might take years to find on your own. Herein, the myths around professional acting are dispelled, and the mysteries revealed. Acting for the Stageilluminates practical strategies to help you build a life as a theater professional and find financial rewards and creative fulfillment in the process. Contains essays by and interviews with working stage actors, acting coaches, directors, writers, and agents. Features discussions on selecting a graduate school program, choosing acting classes and workshops, making the most out of your showcase, landing an agent, networking and promoting yourself, and the business of casting. Covers issues of money management, balancing the highs and lows of the profession, finding work to nourish your acting career, and building your creative team and support network.

Stage Acting Techniques

This book leads the student clearly and expertly forward towards stepping confidently upon the stage and then feeling thoroughly at home there. Book jacket.

Stage Acting Techniques

Author: John Hester

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861266866

Page: 128

View: 608

Aimed at all practising and would-be actors.

Acting in Documentary Theatre

Using new interview material with actors, directors and writers, this book explores the challenges of performance in documentary theatre.

Acting in Documentary Theatre

Author: Tom Cantrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137019735

Page: 208

View: 162

Using new interview material with actors, directors and writers, this book explores the challenges of performance in documentary theatre. Through a series of high profile case studies, Cantrell uses acting theory to examine the actors' complex processes, and makes a significant contribution to our understanding of stage performance.

Film and Television Acting

Ian Bernard analyses the differences between theatre, film and television acting, providing the student or theatre trained actor with specific approaches for making the transition from stage to on-camera work.

Film and Television Acting

Author: Ian J. Bernard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780240803012

Page: 157

View: 175

Analyzes the differences between theatre, film and television acting, and provides the theatre-trained student with solid tehniques for creating a natural, believable performance for film and television. The text is revised to include new exercises and interviews.

Stage Fright in the Actor

This book encourages the reader to reflect on their own experiences while guided by the stories of fellow actors.

Stage Fright in the Actor

Author: Linda Brennan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781138680685

Page: 208

View: 476

Stage Fright in the Actor explores the phenomena of stage fright--a universal experience that ranges in intensity from a relatively easy-to-conceal sense of anxiety to an overwhelming feeling of terror--from the actor's perspective, unearthing its social, cultural, and personal roots. Drawing on her experience as both an actor trainer and a licensed psychotherapist, Linda Brennan recounts the testimonies of professional actors to paint a clear picture of the artistic, behavioral, cognitive, physiological, and psychological characteristics of stage fright. This book encourages the reader to reflect on their own experiences while guided by the stories of fellow actors. Their personal accounts, combined with clinical research and practical exercises, will help readers to identify, manage, and even conquer this "demon in the wings." Stage Fright in the Actor is an essential tool for actors and acting students. Its insight into the many manifestations of stage fright also renders it as valuable reading for acting/performing arts teachers and directors, as well as anyone who fears stepping "onstage."

Acting Interactive Theatre

This book offers an insider's advice on how to workshop, rehearse, and maintain an interactive production.

Acting Interactive Theatre

Author: Gary Izzo

Publisher: Drama

ISBN:

Page: 208

View: 769

This book offers an insider's advice on how to workshop, rehearse, and maintain an interactive production.

Lessons

This book is meant to improve your acting skills by developing your awareness as an actor "€" awareness both of yourself and those around you.

Lessons

Author: Tom Isbell

Publisher: Meriwether Pub

ISBN:

Page: 199

View: 536

This book is meant to improve your acting skills by developing your awareness as an actor "€" awareness both of yourself and those around you. By understanding what is worth pursuing, what is worth remembering and what is worth letting go, you can acquire knowledge about acting which will increase your skill level. This book is a series of 100 plain-speaking, highly readable lessons that convey the big and little truths of acting. Divided into 5 sections "€" Approach, Fundamentals, Classes and Rehearsals, Performance, and Final Lessons "€" Isbell presents this as a true acting book that focuses on allowing the natural artist to evolve, grow and mature, finding his or her own voice. If you're new to acting, these 100 lessons should provide a foundation on which you can build your acting life. If you've been acting for a while, these lessons should confirm what you already know deep within you, but perhaps haven't yet voiced.

An Actor s Primer

This book is written for the student actor who is studying his craft, and for the seasoned actor. It is a simple approach of creating a living, breathing character for the stage, films or TV, who is exciting to watch.

An Actor s Primer

Author: Wayne Evans Collier

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781424176250

Page: 80

View: 366

An Actoras Primer: S.T.A.G.E. is written to act as a road map for the beginning actor, as well as the seasoned actor, to be aa simple approach to acting.a In it I have broken down the approach in five steps, or chapters, S.T.A.G.E. aSa stands for Sourcea]the script, or the improvisation. aTa stands for Type-ical Attitudes the actor creates. aAa stands for Actiona]what the actor chooses to do to get what he wants. aGa stands for Goala]the desired state of being successful in having what YOU want. aEa stands for Essencea]the sense of BEING the character acting on the stage or in the film. This book is written for the student actor who is studying his craft, and for the seasoned actor. It is a simple approach of creating a living, breathing character for the stage, films or TV, who is exciting to watch.

Acting Theory and the English Stage 1700 1830

The Modern Stage Exemplified, in an Epistle to a Young Actor Part I (London: Printed for W. Flexney, 1788). British Library, shelfmark RB.23.b.1730.

Acting Theory and the English Stage  1700 1830

Author: Lisa Zunshine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351577638

Page: 1808

View: 816

During the eighteenth century, treatises on the science of elocution, gesture and naturalness abounded. This title draws together a representative selection of the most difficult-to-access texts in the period. It helps cultural historians to examine the place of stagecraft in the eighteenth-century imagination.