Coming to Terms with Acting: An Instructive Glossary: What You Need to Know to Understand It, Discuss It, Deal with It, and Do It

Coming to Terms with Acting: An Instructive Glossary: What You Need to Know to Understand It, Discuss It, Deal with It, and Do It

by Doug Moston
     
 

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This book defines the terminology used to teach and direct actors. It is a discussion of acting terms as they are used in classes, workshops and productions by teachers, coaches and directors. It will help eliminate the confusion so often encountered by new actors and professionals, both in class and production. While there may not be an all-encompassing definition… See more details below

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This book defines the terminology used to teach and direct actors. It is a discussion of acting terms as they are used in classes, workshops and productions by teachers, coaches and directors. It will help eliminate the confusion so often encountered by new actors and professionals, both in class and production. While there may not be an all-encompassing definition for each term, you will get an overview of how the term is used and applied in today's theatre.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Like all professions, acting has its own special vocabulary. Its terminology continues to evolve, and with this book, actors, students, directors, and playwrights will have access to clear definitions of the words and phrases they will need to know and use regularly. Everything from accents and dialects to verse technique is defined. A single sentence followed by a detailed explanation, often with an example, comprises each entry. Selected words appearing in capital letters are cross references to their own definitions in the book. The author has been involved in theater for over 25 years and currently teaches acting in New York. His highly useful reference book will be of value to anyone interested in drama.-- Howard E. Miller, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Missouri Lib., St. Louis
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Published by Drama Book Publishers, 260 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896761216
Publisher:
Quite Specific Media Group, Ltd.
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.54(d)

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