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

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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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Overview

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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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896761216
  • Publisher: Quite Specific Media Group, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/28/1993
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.02 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.54 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2000

    Demystifies the 'Mistique'

    As an actor and acting teacher, I have found this book to be an invaluable reference. Many of my students are adults who are just beginning to follow their true calling--without the benefit of recent college attendance. Terms are often tossed around in 'The Business', leaving some folks feeling lost, inadequate, and embarrassed to admit that they know neither their etiology or meaning. This book offers clear, easy to understand explanations of most of these terms, and serves as a handy 'cheat sheet' for the terminology-disadvantaged. Even those of us who have been around for a while can find great value in this glossary, which helps us to once again re-visit and re-sort concepts and approaches essential to a full understanding of the craft of acting.

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