In-Depth Acting

In-Depth Acting

by Dee Cannon


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849432320
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Dee Cannon was senior acting teacher at RADA for 17 years until last year when she left to become a full time freelance acting coach in TV, film and theatre. She is considered to be one of the top acting teachers in England specializing in Stanislavski technique. Over the last 20 years she has been invited all over the world to give masterclasses and acting workshops, and she authored the ‘acting’ chapter in the Guardian’s Guide to Acting/Performance.

Table of Contents

Foreword Pierce Brosnan 9

I Want to Act 11

1 Know Thy Self 13

2 Why Train? 20

3 Acting Training 24

4 Auditions 29

5 You Got the Part, Now What? Technique 46

6 How to Develop a Character in Depth 66

(i) Outers and Inners 67

(ii) Personalisation/Substitution/Endowment 81

(iii) Objectives/Actions 90

(iv) Script Breakdown/Making Choices 93

(v) Sense Memory/Affective Memory/Emotional Memory 101

7 Character Preparation 108

8 How to Rehearse 114

9 Finding Different Truths 126

The Final Curtain 131

Appendix 134

(i) Transitive/Active Verbs 134

(ii) Characteristics 139

(iii) In-Depth Character/Self Questions 140

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From the Publisher

"A wonderful, succinct book that no student or professional actor should be without." Jenny Lipman, LAMDA

"Dee Cannon’s classes at RADA were legendary. An inspiring and intensely practical guide for anyone, at any stage of their acting life." Eve Best

"This is the definitive version of the method I use to approach every role... How wonderful to finally have it all in book form!" Gemma Arterton

"Working with Dee and with this book I feel my process and preparation has been energized, activated and inspired." Ramin Karimloo

"Highly recommended." (Five stars) – Teaching Drama

"Dee Cannon is a force to be reckoned with and a legend in the industry… In-Depth Acting is an essential toolkit, carry it with you." – Fourth Wall Magazine

"In-Depth Acting is alike to the Swiss Army Knife for an actor, small yet undeniably helpful in almost every situation…" Public Reviews

"Cannon writes in a very straightforward, practical way... a useful book not only for young actors already in training but also for school students (and their parents) trying to make informed career decisions. A dynamic, hands-on approach to the Stanislavski technique. I hope it will go into secondary school libraries and be recommended by drama teachers and career advisers." The Stage

"Some excellent insights…. You cannot ignore the advice of a great trainer – this is for serious drama students and keen amateurs who would like to add some sparkle to the amdram stage!" Ink Pellet

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