Acting for Life: A Textbook on Acting

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566081078
  • Publisher: Meriwether Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 1,446,618
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. A Basic acting skills 5
Ch. 1 Welcome to drama 7
Ch. 2 Orientation : body, voice and the senses 12
Ch. 3 The stage and acting terms 21
Ch. 4 The body 31
Ch. 5 The voice 45
Ch. 6 Hamlet's advice to the players 58
Ch. 7 Practical skills and considerations 64
Ch. 8 Listening, relating and projecting 78
Pt. B Preparing to perform a scene 95
Ch. 9 Improvisation I : an introduction 97
Ch. 10 An actor's process 109
Ch. 11 Basic blocking and showing relationships 125
Pt. C Techniques in character development 163
Ch. 12 A brief history of modern acting theories 165
Ch. 13 Character traits and emotions 179
Ch. 14 Images and observations 197
Ch. 15 What does your character want? 212
Ch. 16 Types, analysis and representation 223
Pt. D The playscript 235
Ch. 17 Elements and structure of the play 237
Ch. 18 Types and styles of drama 247
Ch. 19 Improvisation II : creating your own scenes 262
Pt. E Film acting 277
Ch. 20 Acting on-stage for an audience versus behaving for the camera 279
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