Twenty-Five 5-Minute Power Scenes

Twenty-Five 5-Minute Power Scenes

by Lena Harris
     
 

An invaluable tool for the developing actor to hone his or her dramatic skills.

Lena Harris, award-winning actor and renowned acting coach, has written these twenty-five original scenes for two to four persons to both train developing actors and showcase, to best advantage, their talents.

Unable to find scenes from existing plays that would best exercise the

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Overview

An invaluable tool for the developing actor to hone his or her dramatic skills.

Lena Harris, award-winning actor and renowned acting coach, has written these twenty-five original scenes for two to four persons to both train developing actors and showcase, to best advantage, their talents.

Unable to find scenes from existing plays that would best exercise the dramatic skills of her acting students, Harris decided to sit down and pen her own dramatic situations.

These riveting scenes, both comedy and drama, take actors through a dramatic arc of action in just five minutes, drawing fully on both their dramatic and comedic skills and their ability to portray, succinctly and accurately, characters and situations. Characters and venues range from yuppie professionals in a Manhattan bar to small-town Texas lovers to a convict locked up in prison.

These scenes help actors to build their acting "muscles" in the classroom and are also perfect audition material, showcasing their talent for agents, managers, and casting directors.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Unable to find scenes that suited the talents of her students, Harris, owner and operator of the Lena Harris Acting Workshop (LHAW) in Southern California, has written her own. Divided into comedic, dramatic, and romantic categories, the scenes were written specifically for her students to perform in front of a camera, not only for instructional purposes, but also for auditions. As such, they do not reach toward any sort of artfulness; the five minutes are packed with a wide range of emotions that will most likely make the actors appear shrill and unnatural. Other scene anthologies provide material that will allow actors the opportunity to present a reasonably thought-out portrayal, e.g., Michael Schulman and Eve Mekler's Play the Scene: The Ultimate Collection of Contemporary and Classic Scenes and Monologues or the many volumes in Smith and Kraus's "Best Stage Scenes" series. Not recommended.-Larry Schwartz, Minnesota State Univ. Lib., Moorhead Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575254326
Publisher:
Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
Scene Study Ser.
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

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Robert Wagner
"One of the requisites for an actor is to be able to take the words off the page and make them his own. Lena Harris makes that ever so easy."

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