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Actions the Actors' Thesaurus / Edition 2

Overview

Actors need actions. They cannot act moods. They need to be doing something with every line. They need verbs. They need an aim to achieve, and an action selected to help achieve that aim.

'Actions' are active verbs. In order to perform a line truthfully, the actor needs to find exactly the right action to suit that particular situation and that particular line. That is where this book comes in... It is a thesaurus of active verbs, with which the actor can refine the acting choice until s/he hits exactly the right action to help make each line come alive. 'Actioning' is a widely used rehearsal and performance technique: this book makes it availabe for the first time in an organised and comprehensive form.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2580896762520
  • Manufacturer: Quite Specific Media Group, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Edition description: Second Enlarged Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)
  • These items ship to U.S. address only. No APO/FPO.

Table of Contents

Thanks ix
Foreword xi
Introduction xiii
How to Action the Text xvii
How to Use The Actors' Thesaurus xxv
Sample Scenes xxvii
Actions A-Z 1
Emotional Groups
Nurturing Words 147
Using Words 151
Damaging Words 155
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2007

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    This is a great study guide for acting students. I use it for every job I get. It's perfect for that moment when a director askes what you are doing and you know but you can't find the perfect word. This book gives you that word and that image to make everything clearer.

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  • Posted October 10, 2009

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    Great Pocket Guide

    This book is great when you are trying to find the right feeling and/or emotion to play and are not sure how to translate you thoughts to actions. I recommend this as a quick reference for pros to novices. Worth every penny.

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