9780155015845

Acting is Believing: A Basic Method

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  • ISBN13:

    9780155015845

  • ISBN10:

    0155015842

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/28/1995
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Appropriate for any course in which students learn the basic principles of stage performance and acting, the Seventh Edition of this classic text builds on the strengths of the previous editions. Drawing on a wide range of dramatic materials, the author uses the Stanislavski method of acting as a unifying concept in the book.

Table of Contents

Preface v
PART 1: PRELIMINARIES 1(26)
Training Your Talent: An Introduction
2(12)
Learning the Lingo
14(13)
PART 2: THE ACTOR ALONE 27(102)
Discovering the Physical Actions
28(17)
Finding a Purpose
45(17)
Taking It Easy
62(11)
Directing Your Attention
73(13)
Seeing Things
86(16)
Relating to Things---External Stimuli
102(13)
Relating to Things---Internal Stimuli
115(14)
PART 3: THE ACTOR AND THE PLAY 129(88)
Getting into the Part
130(11)
Getting into Character
141(15)
Getting into the Play
156(16)
Interpreting the Lines
172(27)
Communicating the Lines
199(18)
PART 4: THE ACTOR AND THE PRODUCTION 217(24)
Auditioning for the Play
218(8)
Show Time! Rehearsing and Performing
226(15)
APPENDIX: Hello Out There 241(13)
William Saroyan
Bibliography 254(6)
Theatres and Groups 260(3)
Index 263

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