The Way of the Actor

The Way of the Actor

Drawing on the experiences of actors including Marlon Brando and Meryl Streep, the author illustrates the art and practice of the actor's craft, interpreting the actor's work as a journey of self-discovery

Author: Brian Bates

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0877734410

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 664

Drawing on the experiences of actors including Marlon Brando and Meryl Streep, the author illustrates the art and practice of the actor's craft, interpreting the actor's work as a journey of self-discovery
Categories: Performing Arts

The Way of the Actor

The Way of the Actor

Brian Bates believes that this is still the case today--that actors and actresses fulfill an important function in our culture as modern-day seers and shamans.

Author: Brian Bates

Publisher:

ISBN: 0087773384

Category: Acting

Page: 216

View: 126

Categories: Acting

The Actor s Way

The Actor s Way

In The Actor's Way four experienced actors talk about the secrets and practical realities of theatre training with Odin Teatre. The Actor's Way is a fascinating account of personal and professional development in the theatre.

Author: Erik Exe Christoffersen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415087964

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 100

In "The Actor's Way," four experienced actors talk about the secrets and the practical realities of theatre training. Under the unique direction of Eugenio Barba, director of Odin Teatret and protege of Jerzy Grotowski, they explore issues such as the connections between physical and mental work on stage, how to earn and control the spectator's attention, and how to develop intercultural performance techniques. In an interview with Erik Exe Christoffersen, the actors provide the fullest account yet of Odin Teatret's groundbreaking combination of European and Asian theatre. Linking traditions of Commedia dell'Arte to Indian Kathkali dance, these actors have been at the forefront of a genuinely new kind of performance. "The Actor's Way" is a fascinating account of personal and professional development in the theatre. It will be vital reading for drama students and actors, and enjoyable and illuminating for anyone interested in the craft of acting.
Categories: Art

Line

Line

This is the best monologue and dialogue memorization system that I have ever come across. Jared Kelner breaks the process down into simple steps that will help you memorize your lines quickly and creatively.

Author: Jared Kelner

Publisher: Infinite Mind Training Group

ISBN: 0982655835

Category: Actors

Page: 154

View: 289

ATTENTION ACTORS!!!!! If you've ever struggled to remember your lines, the creative memorization techniques taught in LINE? will help you break through your mental blocks and accelerate the line memorization process. Author Jared Kelner has applied his experience as an actor and acting teacher and combined that with his expertise as a memory improvement trainer and created an imagination and sensory based process for actors to use when memorizing lines. It's an innovative approach to line memorization that taps into the actor's imagination and acting training rather than relying on monotonous rote memorization methods like highlighting, recording and repeating lines over and over. By applying the creative memorization methods presented in LINE? you will instantly recall your lines. --- INDUSTRY ENDORSEMENTS "I have been teaching acting for over 50 years and I rarely come across innovations to the craft process that I believe in and support. Without hesitation, I fully endorse and recommend Jared Kelner's book LINE? The Creative Way for Actors to Quickly Memorize Monologues and Dialogues. Every actor must memorize lines and most actors look at the line memorization process as something outside of the craft of acting, but in fact, it is very much an integral part of the craft process and as such, actors need a craft technique to help them. In his book LINE?, Jared Kelner brings something inventive, innovate and important to the craft of acting. The technique of imaging that Jared teaches for line memorization mirrors imaging concepts I share in my book Acting, Imaging and the Unconscious. I am pleased to endorse Jared Kelner and his contribution to our craft. LINE? is a must read for every actor." Eric Morris: Actor, Acting Teacher and Author of "No Acting Please," "Being and Doing," "Irreverent Acting," "Acting From the Ultimate Consciousness," "Acting, Imaging and the Unconscious," "The Diary of a Professional Experiencer" and "Freeing the Actor" --- "I wish I had a dime for every actor who has told me their biggest fear was memorizing lines. So I was delighted when I discovered Jared Kelner and was able to introduce him to my students. The response to LINE? Was so positive. The actors felt they had received valuable tools to overcome their fears and move forward in their work with confidence. Jared's positive enthusiastic style is so encouraging it's a pleasure to be in the classroom with him." Valerie Adami: Owner/Director Weist Barron Acting for Film & TV --- "OK Actors, Quiet your mind and get this book. It will change your life for knowing your lines forever." Tim Phillips: Founder of The Tim Phillips Studio in Los Angeles and author of "Audition for Your Career, Not the Job: Mastering the On-camera Audition" --- "Bottom line, the memory techniques taught in LINE? work. Any actor who's ever struggled to remember their lines needs to buy this book and read it right away. I only wish I learned this memorization method years ago." Javier Molina: Associate Director of the Action Theatre Conservatory and Lifetime Member of the Actors Studio --- "Whether you're a novice cast in a community theatre production or a professional actor whose Teflon brain is causing you to lose jobs, LINE? will save your life. This is the best monologue and dialogue memorization system that I have ever come across. Jared Kelner breaks the process down into simple steps that will help you memorize your lines quickly and creatively. I am highly recommending this book to the students I teach and the actors I direct." Gerry Appel: Director of The Playhouse Acting Academy ---
Categories: Actors

The Path of the Actor

The Path of the Actor

Michael Chekhov, nephew of Anton Chekhov, was arguably one of the greatest actors of the twentieth century.

Author: Michael Chekhov

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415343666

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

View: 763

Michael Chekhov, nephew of Anton Chekhov, was arguably one of the greatest actors of the twentieth century. From his time as Stanislavsky's pupil, followed by his artistic leadership in the Second Moscow Art Academic Theatre, his enforced emigration from the Soviet Union and long pilgrimage around Europe, to his work in Hollywood, his life has made a huge impact on the acting profession. Chekhov's remarkable actor-training techniques inspired many Hollywood legends - including Anthony Hopkins and Jack Nicholson - and his techniques remain one of the theatre's best kept secrets. This first English translation of Chekhov's extraordinary autobiographies combines The Path of the Actor, from 1928, and extensive extracts from his later Life and Encounters. Full of humorous and insightful observations involving prominent characters from Moscow and the European theatre of the early twentieth century, Chekhov takes us through events in his acting career and personal life, from his childhood in St. Petersburg until his emigration from Latvia and Lithuania in the early 1930s. Chekhov's witty, penetrating (and at times immensely touching) accounts have been edited by Andrei Kirillov, whose extensive and authoritative notes accompany the autobiographies. Co-editor, Anglo-Russian trained actor, Bella Merlin, also provides a useful hands-on overview of how the contemporary practitioner might use and develop Chekhov's ideas.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Actor Training the Laban Way

Actor Training the Laban Way

Packed with practical exercises for individuals, partners, and group work, this book integrates voice, speech, and movement.

Author: Barbara Adrian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781581157482

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 581

* Individual, partner, and group exercises to make any actor more expressive * Crucial acting tips based on the work of distinguished theorist Rudolf Laban * 65 original illustrations of anatomy and warm-up exercises This in-depth, fully illustrated guide offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding physical and vocal movement that will enable readers to discover how to maximize their potential. Packed with practical exercises for individuals, partners, and group work, this book integrates voice, speech, and movement. Exercises for breath support, tone, range, articulation, dynamic alignment, balance, flexibility, strength, and stamina, as well as building relationships, Actor Training the Laban Way is essential reading for all serious actors, acting teachers, and students.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Actor s Machine

The Actor s Machine

Armed with simple principles of human behavior, actors cut their learning curves and discover new ways to work with themselves immediately. This book will help actors develop the mindset of a master actor right now.

Author: David Ihrig

Publisher: David Ihrig

ISBN: 0990906213

Category:

Page: 108

View: 799

How does one become a master actor? How does an actor learn to "live truthfully in imaginary circumstances," and give performances that consist of spontaneous, authentic, and even unconscious behavior? For the first time in history, science provides us with knowledge and diagnostic tools that allow us to explore the skills of acting in a way that was never possible before. For instance, The Actor's Blueprint (adapted from behavioral science models) deconstructs how humans "live truthfully" in everyday life, so you can learn to construct 'truthful living' in your performances. The Actor's Machine teaches actors to use their own natural behavior producing processes in order to experience the life of the character. The results of applying this knowledge have been proven over and over in the acting studio. Try the Directed Focus technique once, and you'll get immediate results. Practice it over time, you'll develop your imagination in very effective ways, and may change the way you experience acting forever. The Actor's Machine will give you the knowledge to get 'out of your head, ' and eliminate 'line readings' and stale predictable performances. Armed with simple principles of human behavior, actors cut their learning curves and discover new ways to work with themselves immediately. This book will help actors develop the mindset of a master actor right now. You can't send emails from a typewriter. Why not explore the most progressive approach to acting available today?
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Actors and Performers Yearbook 2020

Actors  and Performers  Yearbook 2020

Being a role-player is a fascinating way for an actor to use their skills in between acting assignments while maintaining an income. Also, from the feedback I have received from role-players, the benefits are not only one-way: actors ...

Author: Lloyd Trott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350107588

Category: Drama

Page: 512

View: 127

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

The Actor s Survival Guide

The Actor s Survival Guide

This second edition features a number of new sections and topics including: Recent census data for the Los Angeles County Neighborhood Statistics Updates on casting diversity with the most recent SAG/AFTRA data Changes in contracts for film ...

Author: Jon S. Robbins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350039360

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 561

The Actor's Survival Guide: How to Make Your Way in Hollywood is a handbook and essential guide to the business of living and working as an actor in the Los Angeles area. Exploring the experience of relocating to L.A.; the casting process; and how to identify – and find work with – the key players in the film and television industry, the book offers a business-centered road map through the industry. It seeks to navigate the challenges and identify the pitfalls and wrong-turns that hinder too many promising careers and frustrate even the most dedicated of actors. In doing so, the book seeks to provide an extra-competitive edge of experience and know-how for those actors who have the skills and determination to persevere. This second edition features a number of new sections and topics including: Recent census data for the Los Angeles County Neighborhood Statistics Updates on casting diversity with the most recent SAG/AFTRA data Changes in contracts for film, television and stage, including information on AEA's new Hollywood Equity Waiver policy Details on new contracts for film, television and new media; ongoing contract negotiations for video game content; and the ramifications of the SAG/AFTRA merger The role of computer-generated images (CGI) and motion capture (MOCAP) Renewed emphasis on set safety, especially for stunt performers Audition workshops Recent prosecutions of casting directors for "Pay for Play" violations Emerging role of social media in an actor's marketing strategy Dos and don'ts of video self-taping of auditions Expanded glossary to include new media and performance capture vocabulary Written from the perspective of working actor and experienced career-guidance teacher Jon S. Robbins, this unique guide will help aspiring actors bridge the gap between training in drama schools and working in the epicentre of the film and television industries.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Via Actorem the Way the Actor

Via Actorem  the Way  the Actor

An actor straddles two worlds in which he is not completely accepted in either. This is a Chicano actor's journey to become the best actor he can be and what it takes to achieve that goal. In the end, wisdom is achieved through failure.

Author: Manuel C Cruz M F a

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798577526337

Category:

Page: 270

View: 350

An actor straddles two worlds in which he is not completely accepted in either. This is a Chicano actor's journey to become the best actor he can be and what it takes to achieve that goal. In the end, wisdom is achieved through failure. Now the Actor shares that wisdom with aspiring actors. What does it take to become the best actor one can be. This is a book for an Actor looking to push themselves in their craft or to grow to the next level of discipline in their acting journey. To make them feel not so alone and a reminder that when you are not acting, there is plenty to work to be done. For the Director it is a glimpse into what it is like to be on the other side of being directed. Are you collaborating with the Actor or are you treating them as a "meat puppet". For the Coach or Instructor, are you giving critiques or criticisms to your students? Check in with your leadership style; are your students depleted or inspired?
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Challenge For The Actor

Challenge For The Actor

The actress and teacher guides actors in developing their art, covering such aspects as voice techniques, timing, rhythm, and including exercises to correct problems

Author: Uta Hagen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684190402

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 309

View: 219

The actress and teacher guides actors in developing their art, covering such aspects as voice techniques, timing, rhythm, and including exercises to correct problems
Categories: Performing Arts

The Politics of American Actor Training

The Politics of American Actor Training

This book addresses the historical, social, colonial, and administrative contexts that determine today's U.S. actor training, as well as matters of identity politics, access, and marginalization as they emerge in classrooms and rehearsal ...

Author: Ellen Margolis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135244248

Category: Drama

Page: 218

View: 364

This book addresses the historical, social, colonial, and administrative contexts that determine today's U.S. actor training, as well as matters of identity politics, access, and marginalization as they emerge in classrooms and rehearsal halls. It considers persistent, questioning voices about our nation’s acting training as it stands, thereby contributing to the national dialogue the diverse perspectives and proposals needed to keep American actor training dynamic and germane, both within the U.S. and abroad. Prominent academics and artists view actor training through a political, cultural or ethical lens, tackling fraught topics about power as it plays out in acting curricula and classrooms. The essays in this volume offer a survey of trends in thinking on actor training and investigate the way American theatre expresses our national identity through the globalization of arts education policy and in the politics of our curriculum decisions.
Categories: Drama

The Actor s Life

The Actor s Life

Jenna Fischer's Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis.

Author: Jenna Fischer

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 9781944648237

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 481

Jenna Fischer's Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. With a theater degree in hand, she was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard. So, what could go wrong? Uh, basically everything. The path to being a professional actor was so much more vast and competitive than she'd imagined. It would be eight long years before she landed her iconic role on The Office, nearly a decade of frustration, struggle, rejection and doubt. If only she'd had a handbook for the aspiring actor. Or, better yet, someone to show her the way—an established actor who could educate her about the business, manage her expectations, and reassure her in those moments of despair. Jenna wants to be that person for you. With amusing candor and wit, Fischer spells out the nuts and bolts of getting established in the profession, based on her own memorable and hilarious experiences. She tells you how to get the right headshot, what to look for in representation, and the importance of joining forces with other like-minded artists and creating your own work—invaluable advice personally acquired from her many years of struggle. She provides helpful hints on how to be gutsy and take risks, the tricks to good auditioning and callbacks, and how not to fall for certain scams (auditions in a guy's apartment are probably not legit—or at least not for the kind of part you're looking for!). Her inspiring, helpful guidance feels like a trusted friend who's made the journey, and has now returned to walk beside you, pointing out the pitfalls as you blaze your own path towards the life of a professional actor.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

More than an Actor

More than an Actor

W. Grey Champion's narrative, relying on contemporary accounts of people who knew Peter, tells the haunting story of the man himself - beset by misfortune and tragedy, which aggravated mental and physical disorders ending his life too soon.

Author: W. Grey Champion

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781641383455

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

View: 782

Well-bred, educated at Eton and the Central School for Speech and Drama in London, the youngest of four boys in an upper-class family, Peter H. was in many ways the embodiment of Englishness, from the way he took his tea to his love of Shakespeare. Encouraged by his wonderful mother, he chose a career in acting and, under the tutelage of Sir Laurence Olivier at the British National Theatre Company, became a stellar performer - a classical actor in the postwar era of gritty realism. “/p>
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future

In A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future, Michael draws on his own life experiences to make a case that real learning happens when "life goes skidding sideways.

Author: Michael J. Fox

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781401395087

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 718

Michael J. Fox abandoned high school to pursue an acting career, but went on to receive honorary degrees from several universities and garner the highest accolades for his acting, as well as for his writing. In his new book, he inspires and motivates graduates to recognize opportunities, maximize their abilities, and roll with the punches--all with his trademark optimism, warmth, and humor. In A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future, Michael draws on his own life experiences to make a case that real learning happens when "life goes skidding sideways." He writes of coming to Los Angeles from Canada at age eighteen and attempting to make his way as an actor. Fox offers up a comically skewed take on how, in his own way, he fulfilled the requirements of a college syllabus. He learned Economics as a starving artist; an unexpected turn as a neophyte activist schooled him in Political Science; and his approach to Comparative Literature involved stacking books up against their movie versions. Replete with personal stories and hilarious anecdotes, Michael J. Fox's new book is the perfect gift for graduates.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Reality Of Hollywood

The Reality Of Hollywood

This book is the reality of Hollywood, the truth of what I experienced, and most importantly a way of how you can go about it.

Author: Benjamin Schnau

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 9783754100721

Category: Art

Page:

View: 232

I want to share my story with you as I know that many people are out there who have the same dream and desire to become an established successful actor or actress in Hollywood. For all these people out there I want to make clear that this journey you might want to take by leaving your hometown, city, or even country won’t be easy, even more challenging the longer you live here. This book is the reality of Hollywood, the truth of what I experienced, and most importantly a way of how you can go about it. For every person, the way might be different but the things I lived will happen to all of you in one way or another. This book is not written by someone who is just at the very top of the mountain looking down praising that working hard and being persistent gets you there. Although this book will take these attributes which are important but will break them down into single pieces of what needs to be done for a completely new person in Los Angeles starting from scratch and climbing up the ladder to get where they want to be. It doesn’t matter where you are from, how you look, or what language you speak. I believe there is a place for everyone in Hollywood, you just have to play your cards right and be true to yourself at all times.
Categories: Art