The Actress: Hollywood Acting and the Female Star / Edition 1

The Actress: Hollywood Acting and the Female Star / Edition 1

by Karen Hollinger, Hollinger Hollinger
     
 

The Actress: Hollywood Acting and the Female Star investigates the contemporary film actress both as an artist and as an ideological construct. Divided into two sections, The Actress first examines the major issues in studying film acting, stardom, and the Hollywood actress. Combining theories of screen acting and of film stardom, The Actress

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The Actress: Hollywood Acting and the Female Star investigates the contemporary film actress both as an artist and as an ideological construct. Divided into two sections, The Actress first examines the major issues in studying film acting, stardom, and the Hollywood actress. Combining theories of screen acting and of film stardom, The Actress presents a synthesis of methodologies and offers the student and scholar a new approach to these two subjects of study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415977920
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Karen Hollinger is Professor of English in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Pt. IActing, stardom, and the Hollywood actress1
Ch. 1The Hollywood star-actress and studies of acting3
Ch. 2The Hollywood star-actress and studies of stardom27
Ch. 3Star acting and the Hollywood star-actress47
Pt. IICase studies of contemporary star-actresses69
Ch. 4"Magic Meryl" : Meryl Streep71
Ch. 5Susan the siren : Susan Sarandon101
Ch. 6"A perfect acting machine" : Jodie Foster141
Ch. 7Angela the icon : Angela Bassett165
Ch. 8The first lady of Miramax : Gwyneth Paltrow191
Ch. 9Conclusion223

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