Tips II: More Ideas for Actors

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Until very recently, acting wisdom was passed on the form of "tips." Here are 205 of them-ranging from using opposites to the way to set a laugh, and on through a clear definition of "actions," how to use a "breath score," and even how to react if you're fired. The tips are clear, concise, evocative and constructed to give you a better day in rehearsal and a better night in performance. A buffet of ways to improve immediately that you'll want to have with you in your rehearsal ...
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Overview

Until very recently, acting wisdom was passed on the form of "tips." Here are 205 of them-ranging from using opposites to the way to set a laugh, and on through a clear definition of "actions," how to use a "breath score," and even how to react if you're fired. The tips are clear, concise, evocative and constructed to give you a better day in rehearsal and a better night in performance. A buffet of ways to improve immediately that you'll want to have with you in your rehearsal bag.
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Jory, whose 31-year tenure as artistic director of the venerable Actors Theatre of Louisville ends this fall when he joins the drama faculty of the University of Washington, has assembled a pastiche of pointers that is a Helpful Hints from Heloise for actors. And when the producer of some 1300 professional works and a leading member of the brain trust behind The Humana Festival, the most significant incubator of new plays in the country, wants to dish on acting, actors listen. Arranged under a dozen major headings that include obligatory sections such as textual study, role building, technique, and strategy, each of the 205 tips is a succinct, one-page chestnut that will benefit actors of all levels. Jory s advice is both practical and theoretical, pedestrian and elevated. One particularly revelatory tip, Transitions, divulges what Jory the director most closely watches for in auditions. This is the kind of soup-to-nuts guide actors are starving for, and as a result there may be fewer starving actors. Another dead-on entry in Smith and Kraus s Career Development Series, this should be acquired by all collections supporting the needs of actors. Barry X. Miller, Austin P.L., TX Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781575253237
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Series: Career Development Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Basics 1
Technique 61
Dimension 67
Text 99
Character 125
The inside 141
The other 155
The director 165
The audition 179
The work needs ... 197
No-no's 211
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