The Actor and the Target [NOOK Book]

Overview

A fresh and radical approach to acting by a world-famous director.

'This new "Advice to the Players" cuts open every generalisation about acting and draws out gleamingly fresh specifics. Behind the joy and humour of the writing, Declan Donnellan is subtly leading young actors to an awareness of the living processes behind their work. He brings as evidence the rich field of thought and intuition that direct experience has made his own.' - Peter Brook

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The Actor and the Target

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Overview

A fresh and radical approach to acting by a world-famous director.

'This new "Advice to the Players" cuts open every generalisation about acting and draws out gleamingly fresh specifics. Behind the joy and humour of the writing, Declan Donnellan is subtly leading young actors to an awareness of the living processes behind their work. He brings as evidence the rich field of thought and intuition that direct experience has made his own.' - Peter Brook

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780010182
  • Publisher: Hern, Nick Books
  • Publication date: 2/21/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 278,774
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

British theatre director Declan Donnellan is the first Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Academy and is best known for his work with Cheek by Jowl (including their acclaimed all-male As You Like It) and on Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul. As Associate Director of the National Theatre his productions included Fuenteovejuna, Sweeney Todd and Angels in America.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 'I don't know what I'm doing' 11
2 The Target 17
3 Fear 31
4 An Escape 41
5 The Stakes 48
6 'I don't know what I want' 62
7 'I don't know who I am' 74
8 The Visible and the Invisible 84
9 Identity, Persona and Mask 98
10 The Matrix 118
11 'I don't know where I am' 127
12 'I don't know how I should move' 141
13 Control 152
14 'I don't know what I'm feeling' 162
15 'I don't know what I'm saying' 182
16 Make Believe 197
17 'I don't know what I'm playing' 207
18 The Death of Time 217
19 Three More Uncomfortable Choices 228
Postscript 239
A Note on the Verse 245
Index 273
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Brilliant Book!

    One of the most articulate books on acting of our day. Perfect for beginners and old pros alike. I return to it often (and i NEVER do that with books on acting). Do yourself a favor and read it.

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