An Actor's Work

Author: Konstantin Stanislavski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315474239

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 726

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Stanislavski’s ‘system’ has dominated actor-training in the West since his writings were first translated into English in the 1920s and 30s. His systematic attempt to outline a psycho-physical technique for acting single-handedly revolutionized standards of acting in the theatre. Until now, readers and students have had to contend with inaccurate, misleading and difficult-to-read English-language versions. Some of the mistranslations have resulted in profound distortions in the way his system has been interpreted and taught. At last, Jean Benedetti has succeeded in translating Stanislavski’s huge manual into a lively, fascinating and accurate text in English. He has remained faithful to the author's original intentions, putting the two books previously known as An Actor Prepares and Building A Character back together into one volume, and in a colloquial and readable style for today's actors. The result is a major contribution to the theatre, and a service to one of the great innovators of the twentieth century. This Routledge Classics edition includes a new Foreword by the director Richard Eyre.

Crossing Cultural Borders Through the Actor's Work

Foreign Bodies of Knowledge

Author: Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113585842X

Category: Drama

Page: 194

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A sophisticated analysis of how the intersection of technique, memory, and imagination inform performance, this book redirects the intercultural debate by focusing exclusively on the actor at work. Alongside the perspectives of other prominent intercultural actors, this study draws from original interviews with Ang Gey Pin (formerly with the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards) and Roberta Carreri (Odin Teatret). By illuminating the hidden creative processes usually unavailable to outsiders--the actor’s apprenticeship, training, character development, and rehearsals--Nascimento both reveals how assumptions based on race or ethnicity are misguiding, trouble definitions of intra- and intercultural practices, and details how performance analyses and claims of appropriation fail to consider the permanent transformation of the actor’s identity that cultural transmission and embodiment represent.

An Actor's Work on a Role

Author: Konstantin Stanislavski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113520344X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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An Actor’s Work on a Role is Konstantin Stanislavski’s exploration of the rehearsal process, applying the techniques of his seminal actor training system to the task of bringing truth to one’s chosen role. Originally published over half a century ago as Creating a Role, this book was the third in a planned trilogy – after An Actor Prepares and Building a Character, now combined in An Actor’s Work – in which Stanislavski sets out his psychological, physical and practical vision of actor training. This new translation from renowned scholar Jean Benedetti not only includes Stanislavski’s original teachings, but is also furnished with invaluable supplementary material in the shape of transcripts and notes from the rehearsals themselves, reconfirming 'The System' as the cornerstone of actor training.

Games for Actors and Non-actors

Author: Augusto Boal

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415267083

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 301

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This is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary method.

An Actor's Business

How to Market Yourself as an Actor No Matter where You Live

Author: Andrew Reilly

Publisher: Sentient Publications

ISBN: 1591810205

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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A thorough and well-written resource for anyone wanting to understand all facets of the acting business. It covers everything from unions to marketing yourself.

Actors' Voices: The People Behind the Perfomances

The People Behind the Performances

Author: Patrick O'Kane

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849433364

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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In conversation with Patrick O’Kane, eleven experienced actors who have made a living, a life, in theatre, television and film, share their process, comment on their experiences and consider their role as theatre artists within the broader spectrum of Art and Culture. Contributors, who have worked across a range of forms from mainstream theatre to experimental performance practice, include: Claire Price, Ruairi Conaghan, Mojisola Adebayo, Tim Crouch, Olwen Fouéré, Gerrard McArthur, Gabriel Gawin, Selina Cadell, Simon Russell Beale, Paterson Joseph and Jim Norton. A book that actors can mine for tips on craftsmanship and the business. A book that reveals to directors which approaches enable actors and which block them. A book that calls the UK industry to attention: actors should be embraced as primary creators along with the writer, director and designer of any production. “The book is a rare creature, offering privileged and disarmingly frank encounters with the people behind the performances. It will engage anyone involved in or in love with theatre – practitioners, critics, customers, administrators, agents, teachers, students” – Irish Theatre “An excellent exposé of the trials and tribulations, joys and insecurities of a life on the stage.” – British Theatre Guide “Plenty of tips here both on actor craftsmanship and on how the industry works... the real strength of O’Kane’s book is its breadth” – The Stage "This is a book about the precious dedication that makes this profession ancient and new. A clutch of wonderful minds provoked, represent the important ongoing conversation about stories, skill and life. It’s a treat." – Fiona Shaw

Extra Work for Brain Surgeons

Author: Angela Bertolino

Publisher: Hollywood OS

ISBN: 9781893899247

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 544

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A comprehensive handbook of everything you need to know to get started in the entertainment industry. Includes how to join the unions and avoid the scams, legitimate casting companies, photo and resume tips, how to get started as an extra, how to get your kids started, and tips on finding principal work. This guide has become a bible for new and seasoned performers. Also contains an extensive reference section including set terminology you should know, vital industry contact information, and pay charts for easy reference. Best starter kit if you're thinking about breaking into the acting biz.

Dreamwork for Actors

Author: Janet Sonenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136788840

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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Drawing upon her wide experience as actor and director, Janet Sonenberg shows what dreamwork can do. No other acting technique offers the performer's own dreams as a means to profoundly deepen imaginative and artistic expression. This is a wholly new tool with which actors can unleash startling performances.

An Actor's Guide to Getting Work

Author: Simon Dunmore

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408109271

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Competition for acting work is fierce, and although talent is important, actors need all the help they can get. Now in its fourth edition, this practical, comprehensive guide contains invaluable information and advice to enable actors to make the most of: drama schools; audition speeches and sight-readings; letters, CVs and photographs; finding and working with an agent; auditions for musicals; the fringe; interviews; TV, commercials and films; voice-overs; the Internet; Equity. The author, an experienced director, has drawn on his own knowledge and also on the experience of numerous other professionals to produce a book that has become the standard work of reference for actors of all ages.

Modern Voice: Working with Actors on Contemporary Text

Working with Actors on Contemporary Text

Author: Catherine Weate

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849435375

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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Modern Voice: Working with Actors on Contemporary Text has been designed to follow on from Catherine’s previous book, Classic Voice: Working with Actors on Vocal Style, focusing on the less defined demands within contemporary drama. Lifting contemporary speech rhythms off the page can be a challenge for actors. Sometimes these rhythms are realistic, resembling or mirroring the speech patterns of real human beings, sometimes they are non-realistic, distorting speech patterns for particular effect. Modern Voice not only provides an accessible approach for understanding speech rhythm but also presents an overview of different types and styles of contemporary text (including the rise of dramatic realism in England, America and Australia). Along the way there are a myriad of practical ideas for directors, lecturers, teachers, trainers and coaches to explore in their workshops and rehearsals.