Exploring Television Acting

Exploring Television Acting

The first collection of its kind to bring together scholarly and practitioner perspectives, this book analyses the experiences, skills and techniques of actors when working on television.

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474248570

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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The first collection of its kind to bring together scholarly and practitioner perspectives, this book analyses the experiences, skills and techniques of actors when working on television. Featuring eleven chapters by internationally distinguished researchers and actor trainers, this collection examines the acting processes and resulting performances of some of the most acclaimed television actors. Topics include: studio and location realism; actor training for television; actor well-being in the television industry; performance in reality television and British and Irish actors in contemporary US television and film. The book also contains case studies examining the work of Emmy-award-winning actor Viola Davis and the iconic character of Gene Hunt in Life on Mars (BBC, 2006-2007).
Categories: Performing Arts

Acting in TV and Film

Acting in TV and Film

This book provides a detailed look at the captivating world of television and movie acting from both the glamorous and practical sides.

Author: Jeri Freedman

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502640130

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Many young people are fascinated by the idea of being actors but have little idea of what the career entails. This book provides a detailed look at the captivating world of television and movie acting from both the glamorous and practical sides. It explores what it is like to be an actor during preproduction, filming, and postproduction, and offers extensive information on how to develop acting skills while in high school. It provides invaluable information on training for and breaking into acting as a career, an inside look at what it is like to be an actor, and an examination of how developing acting skills can lead to other career opportunities.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Acting in British Television

Acting in British Television

He has published articles in Studies in Theatre and Performance, Drama Online,
the Journal of British Cinema and Television and Critical Studies in Television.
His edited collection, Exploring Television Acting, co-edited with Christopher ...

Author: Tom Cantrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137470225

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 285

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Acting in British Television is the first in-depth exploration of acting processes in British television. Focused around sixteen new interviews with celebrated British actors, including Rebecca Front, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Ken Stott, Penelope Wilton and John Hannah, this fascinating text delves behind the scenes of a range of British television programmes in order to find out how actors build their characters for television, how they work on set and location, and how they create their critically-acclaimed portrayals. The book looks at actors’ work across four diverse but popular genres: - soap opera - police and medical drama - comedy - period drama Its insightful discussion of hit programmes such as Downton Abbey, Rebus, The Thick of It, Coronation Street and Poldark, and its critical and contextual post-interview analysis, makes the text an essential read for students, academics and anyone interested in acting and British television. Tom Cantrell is Senior Lecturer and Head of Theatre at the University of York, UK. He has published widely on screen and stage acting, including Playing for Real: Actors on Playing Real People (Palgrave, 2010, co-edited with Mary Luckhurst) and Acting in Documentary Theatre (Palgrave, 2013). Christopher Hogg is Senior Lecturer in Television Theory at the University of Westminster, UK. His research interests lie primarily in British television drama but he has also published work in such areas as television adaptation and translation, and screen representations of the past.
Categories: Performing Arts

Transatlantic Television Drama

Transatlantic Television Drama

For a comprehensive discussion, see Simone Knox, “Exploring the Casting of
British and Irish Actors in Contemporary US Film and Television,” in Exploring
Television Acting, ed. Christopher Hogg and Tom Cantrell (London: Bloomsbury,
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Author: Matt Hills

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190663124

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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"This collection explores the current wave of US/UK television dramas, focusing on industry strategies, performance styles, issues of 'quality,' and audience receptions. It covers key programs including Black Mirror, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones and Sherlock. Issues of national identity, streaming services, and transnational fan cultures are all explored"
Categories: Performing Arts

Acting For Film

Acting For Film

So often books and acting classes lump film and television together as if they
were one and the same, whereas each presents a unique challenge to the actor.
As well as some technical differences, which we'll explore in a minute, the main ...

Author: Mel Churcher

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780753547465

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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The author uses her wide experience as an acting and voice coach an major movies to offer insights into the film acting process. She provides tasks, techniques and tips that are designed specifically for film: there's advice to make the first-time film actor feel at home on set, tips on the casting process, how to cope with auditions, on-camera techniques, schedules and shooting order, as well as specific advice from film crews to help an actor's performance. This practical workbook combines exercises and anecdotes in an informal and accessible style, making it the indispensable guide for anyone wishing to light up the silver screen.
Categories: Performing Arts

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2020

Actors  and Performers  Yearbook 2020

Clive Barker, Theatre Games (Methuen Drama, 2010). A guidebook to
improvisational games for actors, and a comprehensive exploration of acting
techniques. Tom Cantrell and Christopher Hogg (eds.), Exploring Television
Acting (Methuen ...

Author: Lloyd Trott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350107588

Category: Drama

Page: 512

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This well-established and respected directory supports actors in their training and search for work on stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies, photographers and much more, this essential reference book editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. With several new articles including The multi-hyphenate comedy actor-performer-writer; Ignition, inspiration and the imposter; Be prepared for publicity; and Equity pension scheme, Actors' and Performers' Yearbook 2020 features aspects of the profession not previously covered, as well as continuing to provide valuable insight into auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and financial issues. This is a valuable professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. All listings have been updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.
Categories: Drama

Televiser

Televiser

School has been exploring television type of acting to learn from the very
beginning — that of presenting a character There's little question but that the best
in experimental productions preization with his entire body — if he hopes basic
training ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015063750817

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Visions of Belonging

Visions of Belonging

Although drama was a staple of radio programming, television's live drama
anthology shows offered something different, ... Mama was distinct from other
serial forms exploring television's entertainment potential, not a character-driven
comedy ...

Author: Judith E. Smith

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231509268

Category: History

Page: 480

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Visions of Belonging explores how beloved and still-remembered family stories—A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, I Remember Mama, Gentleman's Agreement, Death of a Salesman, Marty, and A Raisin in the Sun—entered the popular imagination and shaped collective dreams in the postwar years and into the 1950s. These stories helped define widely shared conceptions of who counted as representative Americans and who could be recognized as belonging. The book listens in as white and black authors and directors, readers and viewers reveal divergent, emotionally textured, and politically charged social visions. Their diverse perspectives provide a point of entry into an extraordinary time when the possibilities for social transformation seemed boundless. But changes were also fiercely contested, especially as the war's culture of unity receded in the resurgence of cold war anticommunism, and demands for racial equality were met with intensifying white resistance. Judith E. Smith traces the cultural trajectory of these family stories, as they circulated widely in bestselling paperbacks, hit movies, and popular drama on stage, radio, and television. Visions of Belonging provides unusually close access to a vibrant conversation among white and black Americans about the boundaries between public life and family matters and the meanings of race and ethnicity. Would the new appearance of white working class ethnic characters expand Americans'understanding of democracy? Would these stories challenge the color line? How could these stories simultaneously show that black families belonged to the larger "family" of the nation while also representing the forms of danger and discriminations that excluded them from full citizenship? In the 1940s, war-driven challenges to racial and ethnic borderlines encouraged hesitant trespass against older notions of "normal." But by the end of the 1950s, the cold war cultural atmosphere discouraged probing of racial and social inequality and ultimately turned family stories into a comforting retreat from politics. The book crosses disciplinary boundaries, suggesting a novel method for cultural history by probing the social history of literary, dramatic, and cinematic texts. Smith's innovative use of archival research sets authorial intent next to audience reception to show how both contribute to shaping the contested meanings of American belonging.
Categories: History

Exploring Careers

Exploring Careers

Formal training in Hollywood and New York City . acting is also important . ColIn
television , most opportunities leges , universities , and dramatic for actors are in
New York , Los arts schools offer courses and deAngeles , and Chicago , at the ...

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Acting

Acting

A groundbreaking, cross-cultural reference work exploring the diversity of expression found in rituals, festivals, and performances, uncovering acting techniques and practices from around the world.

Author: Beth Osnes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780874367959

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 439

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A groundbreaking, cross-cultural reference work exploring the diversity of expression found in rituals, festivals, and performances, uncovering acting techniques and practices from around the world. * A–Z entries span every region of the world and cover diverse topics from Ireland's Abbey Theatre to China's Zhang Mu (rod-puppet theater) * Beautiful illustrations include masks used in classical Greek dramas, an advertisement for a performance of Punch and Judy, the humorous puppet characters, and photographs of actors, performances, and ceremonies from Monty Python to young Balinese dancers performing the Legong dance
Categories: Literary Criticism

Directing in TV and Film

Directing in TV and Film

" In this book, readers will discover the many skills, communication, leadership, time management, and storytelling, that make a promising director. They'll find out how high school students can start developing those skills now.

Author: P. J. Graham

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502640550

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Becoming a successful director like Steven Spielberg or Patty Jenkins requires a lot more than knowing when to call "action" or "cut." In this book, readers will discover the many skills, communication, leadership, time management, and storytelling, that make a promising director. They'll find out how high school students can start developing those skills now. They'll learn about the different directorial positions and the difference between working in television and movies, then see how these skills work in careers outside of the film industry.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Showtime

Showtime

Like Monologues, SHOWTIME was written to fill a much needed void for comedic scenes for black and minority actors; although this book was written for actors of all races.

Author: Gregory L. Hudson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456711412

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

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SHOWTIME is the follow-up book to Monologues: Dramatic Monologues For Actors. It is contains 16 hilarious comedic scenes for two actors that range from one to ten minutes in length. All of the scenes are original and are taken from selected plays, films, and television pilots from Gregory's body of work.Like Monologues, SHOWTIME was written to fill a much needed void for comedic scenes for black and minority actors; although this book was written for actors of all races. There are the many unique characteristics in this book that separates it from similar books. The characters can be performs by anyone and there are plenty of scenes for males and females, males and males, older males and younger males, and so on.There are scenes that are appropriate for middle school actors all the way to professional actors. It is the perfect book to produce a show consisting of short comedic scenes for two actors. Also, it is the perfect book for directing funny scenes or shows at high school, colleges, or professional level.SHOWTIME was written to be a comedic actor and director's dream. The characters in each scene allow the actors to explore a different character through: researching, exploring, and understanding the motivation and objective necessary to bring the character to life. For the director, it allows him/her to utilize, enhance, broaden, and develop many of their skills necessary for directing full-scale productions.As a literary resource for educators, SHOWTIME includes: a chapter on vernacular, commonly used vernacular terms, a chapter on copyright infringement, a chapter on stage terminology, a chapter on film/television terminology and more. It is an excellent resource to teach: acting, scene study, and character development.SHOWTIME is original, the characters are diverse, very funny and lots of fun for acting, directing, or teaching.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Exploring Vocational School Careers

Exploring Vocational School Careers

... with the increase in year - round acting companies , dinner theater , UHF ,
public broadcasting , and cable television . Most actors experience long periods
of unemployment and frequently work at other jobs — clerical , construction , etc .

Author: Charlotte Lobb

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ISBN: 0823904687

Category: Vocational education

Page: 154

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Categories: Vocational education

Chuck Klosterman on Film and Television

Chuck Klosterman on Film and Television

He says he's never freebased cocaine in his life; he was simply interested in “
exploring acting,” but that he understands the mindset of addiction. The
conversation evolves into a meditation on the emotional toll that acting takes on
the artist.

Author: Chuck Klosterman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451624786

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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From Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; Chuck Klosterman IV; and Eating the Dinosaur, these essays are now available in this ebook collection for fans of Klosterman’s writing on film and television.
Categories: Social Science

Acting as a Business

Acting as a Business

8 The Local Scene Exploring rhe local scene can be of great benefit to any actor,
prior to making the leap to a highly ... Although Los Angeles remains the capital
of film and television production, and New York still reigns in commercial theater
 ...

Author: Brian O'Neil

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307473929

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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An essential handbook for actors–a modern classic–in a newly updated edition. Since its original publication, Acting as a Business has earned a reputation as an indispensable tool for working and aspiring actors. Avoiding the usual advice about persistence and luck, Brian O’Neil provides clear-cut guidelines that will give actors a solid knowledge of the business behind their art. It’s packed with practical information–on everything from what to say in a cover letter to where to stand when performing in agent’s office–including: •How to craft a winning theatrical résumé •The most effective ways to join the performer’s unions •Tactics for getting an agent •Strategies for finding work in the theater, on daytime television, and in independent films •Navigating the different customs and cultures of New York and Los Angeles O’Neil has updated Acting as a Business to keep up with the latest show-business trends, including how best to use the Internet, making this new edition no actor should be without.
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Actors of the Spaghetti Westerns

Actors of the Spaghetti Westerns

This was his first acting stint for television. ... WCAU-T V; it was called The
Adventurer, a half hour show with Barnes as the main character Captain Nemo,
an adventurer who traveled to exotic areas of the globe, fishing, hunting, and
exploring.

Author: James Prickette

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469144290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 543

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Musical accompaniment were jazzed up renditions that basically fit the art form like a glove with a stylish beat that usually pounded out the action as the story unfolded. The music set the mood and the audiences followed. Most of these films would never reach America during the era, even though they were generally aimed at the American film goers. The Actors who went to Italy and got involved in these lucrative new genre spinoffs all enjoyed star status, recognition and glow of the limelight that came with it. These are the Actors were talking about here.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Total Directing

Total Directing

This guide to directing films includes information on project development, screenplay analysis, choosing and working with a production team, auditioning and casting, script preparation, using the language of acting, and much more.

Author: Tom Kingdon

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059124746

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 561

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This guide to directing films includes information on project development, screenplay analysis, choosing and working with a production team, auditioning and casting, script preparation, using the language of acting, and much more.
Categories: Performing Arts

Conversations with Actors on Film Television and Stage Performance

Conversations with Actors on Film  Television  and Stage Performance

What draws actors to acting? How do they train? What makes a great performance? Rare and remarkable is the book that provides a forum for actors to answer these and many more questions. This book does just that.

Author: Carole Zucker

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: UOM:39015053501329

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

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What draws actors to acting? How do they train? What makes a great performance? Rare and remarkable is the book that provides a forum for actors to answer these and many more questions. This book does just that.
Categories: Performing Arts

Acting is Everything

Acting is Everything

An Actor's Guidebook for a Successful Career in Los Angeles Judy Kerr. If You
Don ... A Passion for Acting : Exploring the Creative Process by Allan Miller . ...
Screen Acting : How to Succeed in Motion Pictures and Television by Brian
Adams .

Author: Judy Kerr

Publisher: September Pub

ISBN: UVA:X004402937

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 526

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A guide to launching an acting career
Categories: Performing Arts

International Film and TV Year Book

International Film and TV Year Book

Actor . Born 18th October , 1931 , Burley - in - Wharfedale , Yorkshire . Entered
TV in 1958 . Films : 1968 - 70 : Star in Holly . wood ) , Before Winter Comes , The
Last Escape . ... Author Bluffer ' s Guide to Opera , and Ballet , also Exploring TV .

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ISBN: UOM:39015066321285

Category: Motion pictures

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Categories: Motion pictures