Acting Techniques for Everyday Life: Look and Feel Self-Confident in Difficult, Real-Life Situations

Acting Techniques for Everyday Life: Look and Feel Self-Confident in Difficult, Real-Life Situations

by Jane Marla Robbins

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Acting Techniques for Everyday Life: Look and Feel Self-Confident in Difficult, Real-Life Situations by Jane Marla Robbins

Most people can name at least one situation—a business presentation, a job interview, a cocktail party, or a blind date—in which they felt uncomfortable, nervous, or simply self-conscious. Jane Marla Robbins, a successful stage and film actress and teacher for almost forty years, found that she could use the same acting techniques she employed to look and feel confident on stage and screen to make herself feel more comfortable in "real-life" situations. In clear and accessible language, Robbins describes acting techniques that actors having been using for centuries and explains—using real-life examples and easy-to-follow exercises—how each can be used by ordinary people to make difficult everyday situations easier to handle. Acting Techniques for Everyday Life will teach readers how to create a sense of well-being and self-confidence at will, giving them the tools they need to be as confident, strong, witty, authentic, relaxed, and happy as they want to be in any given situation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786729197
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 04/13/2009
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 578,278
File size: 465 KB

About the Author

Jane Marla Robbins has been a professional actress, writer, and teacher for almost forty years. She has taught her workshop “Acting Techniques for Everyday Life” at Loyola Marymount University, the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, and at the Esalen Institute. Robbins lives in Topanga, California.

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Acting Techniques for Everyday Life: Look and Feel Self-Confident in Difficult, Real Life Situations 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find this vewy cute. &hearts
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HA. HA. HA. o^o
Guest More than 1 year ago
The magic Walnut exercise that Robbins gives in this book was instrumental in getting me the job I interviewed for. She knows her stuff. I appreciated the scientific validation behind her very practical and powerful methods. I have given the book to several friends as New year's gifts. The comment I have heard is that her writing style is enjoyable without the preachy self help attitude that can make these kinds of books hard to read. The references to famous actors are interesting, too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To read, and then re-read this hilarious, psychologically savvy, self-healing book is the next best thing to knowing Jane Marla Robbins herself. Through this book, Jane becomes your friend and your coach, leading you out of the world of your self-conscious funk and into the worlds of entitlement and self-fulfillment. There is a Method to her madness. As you go through Jane's exercises in pretending, you will finally reach the destination planned for you all along: The freedom to let the better parts of your real self just shine through, no longer afraid of just being you. This book is excellent as a self-help book, better when shared and practiced with a friend, and can serve as an inspired basis for facilitated workshops.