The book is conveniently divided into five chapters: Acting, Auditioning, Connecting, Working, and Coping. Here's a sampling of quotes from each section: (Acting) “Of course we all learn that acting is basically reacting.
Author: Boze Hadleigh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Performing Arts
An Actor Succeeds is a very special collection containing all the best trade secrets of the biggest and most successful film and theater professionals. Presented in an informative format, An Actor Succeeds is a useful yet entertaining how-to, tips-and-advice book comprising nearly 900 quotes mostly from actors but also directors, writers, casting directors, and more. The book is conveniently divided into five chapters: Acting, Auditioning, Connecting, Working, and Coping. Here's a sampling of quotes from each section: (Acting) “Of course we all learn that acting is basically reacting. The least acting you ever have to do is in a close-up. The close-up may require an actor's reaction, but a small, subtle one. Generally speaking, the less you 'act' in a close-up, the better.” – Sir John Gielgud. (Connecting) “Acting, especially in motion pictures, is very hierarchical, like a caste system. The stars are royalty, the other actors are serfs-okay, commoners... If you're not a big shot, you gotta be careful not to push or intrude. You gotta watch what you say, how you say it, and, especially, when you say it.” – Bruce Dern. (Working) “Acting in front of a camera or a live audience requires intense concentration, to shut out the real world and create the character's reality. Focus is just as important for an actor as for a cinematographer.” – Keira Knightley. (Coping) “Partly I got into show business to become rich and famous and thus show up anyone who'd treated me badly growing up. But doesn't one evolve with maturity? My focus ultimately changed from negative to positive, as I found that I enjoyed the work, even the struggle, for its own sake.” – Michael Landon
M ANY people attribute the success of their more fortunate M brethren to
something which they call chance . In discussing the ... is not exempt from this
feeling . When an actor succeeds we immedi . ately hear that his success is due
to some ...
Thus a man who would have made little or no impression as an actor , succeeds
as a popular preacher by doing that indifferently which an actor is required to do
well . In the same way , if morality and orthodoxy are combined with ever so little
Considering that success in this line requires only moderate abilities , it is
perhaps surprising that so ... Thus a man who would have made little or no
impression as an actor , succeeds as a popular preacher by doing that
indifferently which an ...
after. Mr . Irving. ' s. Vaudeville. success. ,. Colonel. Bateman. - the American
theatrical manager - got possession of ... It may be that he is not a genius as an actor , but every yet under an assumed demeanor of cheerfulness in his famone
An actor may recite the speeches of his part in the most harmonious tones , and
with perfect emphasis ; he may move with ... of an actor in the highest degree ;
because with physical peculiarities which any child in the nursery might succeed
that if an actor was ever taught a great misfortune to the professuch a lesson , the
sooner he forgets sion , and so ... Liverpool , and other large their way ; but we
should be sorry towns , company succeeds company , to see them blindly ...
Then , the Variety audience has altered and still more important -- a professional
artist in the music - hall reaps the fruit of his own personal success ; but , for an actor , it is better to be failure in piece that succeeds than a success in a piece
while other forms of literature which have ( because they need ) but injury from
the physical embodiment of the actors ' art ... The actor succeeds in clothing the
idealism the imagination half so much as the study of a great drama in of the poet
succeed in discovering that Mansfield himself is an actor , as well as a clever
man of business . IA MR . BERGMAN ' S LYING POSTERS . An actor who used to
be very serviceable in Crane ' s company appeared last season in a melodrama
The long summer vacation is before the ladies and ences , and , by dint of his
brilliant acting , succeeded . volved in his absence by an invitation to dinner ; but
not gentlemen of the dramatic profession , and for six or But he , too , had a rather
If they wish to write without reference to the stage , " the field is open ; but if they
wish to succeed on the stage they must ... Had the actor been a poet , he would
have satisfied both the demands of the stage and of the audience , and his play ...
They can hardly realise even that Sothern exponents and indices of the actors
and the plot . ... FREE FOR TWO STAMPS . would say— " even in the most
subordinate parts the lad does That Sothern has succeeded in tragedy we have
She finally succeeds in crushing him and made either by them or by any similar
party . with the production of the piece Mr. Lang ... CHAT . actors than they succeed in proving themselves She is making friends by her good nature and by
A capital Burlesque , Miss Swanborough , and subsistence , and which any actress must be mad one likely to rival the ... I was an actor . Eventually succeeding Reeve at arranged that a new oratorio , entitled “ Abraham , " The
scenery , so ...
This, then, predicts an interaction on attributions of causality between actor/
observer and whether the outcome is favorable/unfavorable. Consider the case
of success and failure. If an actor succeeds at something, the motivational
Author: Edward L. Deci
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
As I begin to write this Preface, I feel a rush of excitement. I have now finished the book; my gestalt is coming into completion. Throughout the months that I have been writing this, I have, indeed, been intrinsically motivated. Now that it is finished I feel quite competent and self-determining (see Chapter 2). Whether or not those who read the book will perceive me that way is also a concern of mine (an extrinsic one), but it is a wholly separate issue from the intrinsic rewards I have been experiencing. This book presents a theoretical perspective. It reviews an enormous amount of research which establishes unequivocally that intrinsic motivation exists. Also considered herein are various approaches to the conceptualizing of intrinsic motivation. The book concentrates on the approach which has developed out of the work of Robert White (1959), namely, that intrinsically motivated behaviors are ones which a person engages in so that he may feel competent and self-determining in relation to his environment. The book then considers the development of intrinsic motiva tion, how behaviors are motivated intrinsically, how they relate to and how intrinsic motivation is extrinsically motivated behaviors, affected by extrinsic rewards and controls. It also considers how changes in intrinsic motivation relate to changes in attitudes, how people attribute motivation to each other, how the attribution process is motivated, and how the process of perceiving motivation (and other internal states) in oneself relates to perceiving them in others.
Make it Your Business : Avoid Mistakes and Achieve Success as a Working Actor
Paul Russell. Singing Sondheim ... note : When an actor succeeds with
Sondheim in one of my auditions , my day is brighter . Don ' t ask me my thoughts
Author: Paul Russell
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Category: Performing Arts
Acting: Make It Your Business, written by an award-winning, veteran casting director, puts the power to land jobs and thrive in any medium - stage, film, TV, or the Internet - directly into the hands of the actor. This blunt, wise, and often hilarious guide overflows with cutting-edge audition, marketing, and networking strategies, combining traditional techniques with those best suited for the digital age. Well-known actors and powerful agents make cameos throughout, offering newcombers and working professionals alike a clear-eyed, uncensored perspective on survival and advancement within the entertainment industry. "Huorous and witty . . . Actors everywhere who are trying to succeed in the business, young or old, on stage or on camera, in New York or anywhere in the world, take note: This is your road map." - Bernard Telsey, casting director (Rent, Sex & The City: The Movie, Wicked) "All the right questions asked and answered . . . and with a generous portion of good humor." - Suzanne Ryan, casting director (Law & Order) "Paul's book made me proud to be a part of the acting community in this business we call 'show.'" - Karen Ziemba, actress, Tony and Drama Desk Award Winner
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