Kiss or Kill: Contact Scenes of Love and Strife for Young Actors

Kiss or Kill: Contact Scenes of Love and Strife for Young Actors

by Wilma Marcus Chandler, Steve Ramshur
     
 
Kiss or Kill is a scene-study book for younger actors with a focus on love and fight scenes requiring physical contact between the actors. Fight scenes are difficult to stage and perform believably, and love scenes can be even more challenging. They both require a sensitivity to an actor's scene partner throughout the rehearsal process, and the discipline to switch

Overview

Kiss or Kill is a scene-study book for younger actors with a focus on love and fight scenes requiring physical contact between the actors. Fight scenes are difficult to stage and perform believably, and love scenes can be even more challenging. They both require a sensitivity to an actor's scene partner throughout the rehearsal process, and the discipline to switch from being emotionally present in the moment to being physically in control. This collection provides a rare opportunity for younger actors to really learn how to rehearse and perform the difficult maneuvers of romance and battle. The scenes require respect and tact in the rehearsal process, yet they provide actors and audience a wonderful opportunity to experience grand passions!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575255828
Publisher:
Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
11 - 18 Years

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Meet the Author

STEVE RAMSHUR is the Artistic Director of the NYU Graduate Acting Alumni Writers Forum, a laboratory for the development of budding playwrights. Previously he has been a director, actor, and professor, and he has been a fight director for productions on and Off-Broadway.

WILMA MARCUS CHANDLER is a director, choreographer, and acting teacher. She chaired the Theatre Arts department at Cabrillo College, in Santa Cruz, California, for many years and has directed productions for many Bay Area theater companies. She was co-founder of the National Festival of Women's Theatre and the Santa Cruz Actors' Theatre "eight tens@eight festival" of ten-minute plays. She is the editor of four other books published by Smith and Kraus.

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