Sensational Scenes for Teens: The Scene Study-Guide for Teen Actors!
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  • Sensational Scenes for Teens: The Scene Study-Guide for Teen Actors!

Sensational Scenes for Teens: The Scene Study-Guide for Teen Actors!

by Chambers Stevens
     
 

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Sensational Scenes for Teens: The Scene Studyguide for Teen Actors provides 12-18 year-olds with performable age-appropriate comedic and dramatic scenes, all 100% teen tested. The author introduces young actors to the joys and how-to's of performing scenes written in true Hollywood industry-standard style (half-hour situation comedy and one-hour drama) in preparation… See more details below

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Sensational Scenes for Teens: The Scene Studyguide for Teen Actors provides 12-18 year-olds with performable age-appropriate comedic and dramatic scenes, all 100% teen tested. The author introduces young actors to the joys and how-to's of performing scenes written in true Hollywood industry-standard style (half-hour situation comedy and one-hour drama) in preparation for professional stage and screen auditions. +30 scenes are incorporated, each is titled for quick content perusal, easy to understand & requires a minimum of props and works in impromptu settings. Interviews are presented with three top industry experts--two veteran casting directors and a television writer-- discussing current requirements for teen actors. A glossary of industry terms, index and bibliography of basic-to-challenging plays teens should read are also included as a study aid. Great for classroom, variety talent shows, competitions, and ultimately, auditions.

Teens are breaking into Hollywood like never before. Those that have studied their craft for years and those that are fresh to the industry all have fantastic opportunities to break into acting in a big way. But groundwork must be laid first. Consistent work with monologues leads to solid performances on commercials. Only focused scene study and the dynamics of relational acting can bring an actor into a play or a series with the experience and confidence to perform well. Sensational Scenes for Teens: The Scene Studyguide for Teen Actors! is filled with scenes to which teens can relate with truth. Truth in acting is the essence of a great performance. The scenes written by Chambers Stevens are completely in-sinc with the "space" teens occupy today. These scenes, used as a studyguide, will prepare the teen actor for significant auditions in both comedy and drama. As a publisher of quality material for young performers, we couldn't be more pleased to present this title as the third in our Hollywood 101� series.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Like the other entries in this series, this volume offers young actors fresh audition material written by an acting coach who works with kids. Stevens presents more than 30 short comedy and drama scenes, all written for two actors with an even mix of boy-boy, girl-girl, and boy-girl casts. The contemporary urban and suburban settings coupled with culturally neutral names allow for racial and ethnic diversity. Older high school students, however, may find the humor in the comedy sketches a bit juvenile. Solutions come together too easily in a very short time frame in the dramatic pieces, and this may come off as unrealistic to some of the more sophisticated readers who would be interested in this book. For the most part, though, the scenes will be enjoyable to young dramatists and their teachers, and most leave room for students to be creative in their interpretations. A useful section at the end includes interviews with Hollywood insiders, acting exercises, a glossary of industry terms, and a bibliography of plays any serious teen actor should read. Libraries that serve large or growing drama programs would certainly want to consider purchasing this title.-Toni D. Moore, Simon Kenton High School, Independence, KY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883995102
Publisher:
Sandcastle Publishing CA
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Hollywood 101 Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
12 - 16 Years

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