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Coaching Pre-Broadway Actors: Stress free strategies for directors who have a day job

Coaching Pre-Broadway Actors: Stress free strategies for directors who have a day job

by Daniel B. Mills


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"Coaching Pre-Broadway Actors" is a handy collection of strategies, mini-workshops, and coaching tips for the director of school or community theater to bring out powerful performances from developing actors.

Author Daniel Mills, a veteran director of more than 200 shows, uses simple phrases such as give and take, approach and avoidance, and listen to the three elves on your shoulder to remind actors of the skills learned in workshops. All the skills are taught with simple reminders that actors love and the director can remember.
Here are the 14 Chapters.
1. Stress Free Coaching, Whew, What a Relief!
2. Movement Choices, or, Where Should I Go
3. Discovering and Releasing Emotions
4. Objectives that Drive the Character
5. Motivating Movement through Urges
6. Developing Unique and Memorable Characters
7. Acting Tips for Every Occasion
8. Harnessing the Power of the Smile
9. Status and Pecking Order
10. Why Personalities Clash
11. Internal Conflict and the 3 Little Elves
12. How to Behave Professionally on Stage and in Rehearsal
13. Rehearsal Illustration, a scene from H. M. S. Pinafore
14. Developing Comedy the Hilarious Way

The appendix includes four workshops from the companion text, "Stress Free Directing" including, (a) Focus, (b) Movement, (c) Motivating Movement, and (d) Grouping

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508650843
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/26/2015
Series: Stress Free Theater , #2
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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