Theater As Life: Practical Wisdom Drawn from Great Acting Teachers, Actors and Actresses

Theater As Life: Practical Wisdom Drawn from Great Acting Teachers, Actors and Actresses

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by Paul Marcus, Gabriela Marcus
     
 

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Rather than focus on the well-known truism that great plays and dramatic performances can deeply transform and ennoble us, Marcus draws from a much less known dimension of theatre, namely, acting technique theory, how actors and actresses learn dramatic performance as an art, profession and way of life. They claim the emotional, intellectual and physical insights

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Rather than focus on the well-known truism that great plays and dramatic performances can deeply transform and ennoble us, Marcus draws from a much less known dimension of theatre, namely, acting technique theory, how actors and actresses learn dramatic performance as an art, profession and way of life. They claim the emotional, intellectual and physical insights the actor must internalize and ultimately translate into action to become a great actor are technique[s] of the self that can be enormously helpful to the average person struggling with the problem of living a better life, the good life, as they call it. Drawing from the psychological insights of Constantin Stanislavski and other such master teachers like Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner, as well as performers like Lawrence Olivier, Marlon Brando and Meryl Streep, Theater as Life is the first book that makes the actors magical soul craft, her way of transforming herself into a character accessible and applicable to real-life, to living the good life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874620696
Publisher:
Marquette University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Pages:
263
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Marcus, Ph.D., psychoanalyst, is the author/editor of twelve books, most recently In Search of the Good Life. Emmanuel Levinas, Psychoanalysis and the Art of Living. Dr. Marcus completed the five levels of improv training at The Peoples Improv Theater.

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Theater As Life: Practical Wisdom Drawn from Great Acting Teachers, Actors and Actresses 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
AvidReader59IK More than 1 year ago
The book Theater As Life combines Psychoanalysis with acting techniques to show a new way for performers to become the perfect character. Paul Marcus teams with his daughter Gabriela Marcus to combine their two professions, psychoanalysis and acting. Both have taken acting classes, Paul completed the five levels of improv training at The Peoples Improv Theater and Gabriela trained at the Atlantic Theater Acting School and Stonestreet Studios. They share their wisdom, insights and experience in this great new work. Highly recommended for actors, performing artists and those interested in this topic.