9780155059825

Acting is Believing (with InfoTrac)

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    9780155059825

  • ISBN10:

    0155059823

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/30/2003
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Part I: THE ACTOR. 1. Training Your Talent. 2. Discovering the Physical Actions. 3. Finding a Purpose. 4. Approaching the Creative State. 5. Directing Your Attention. 6. Seeing Things. 7. Relating to Things External Stimuli. 8. Relating to Things Internal Stimuli. Part II: THE ACTOR AND THE PLAY. 9. Creating a Character. 10. Expressing the Super-Objective. 11. Interpreting the Lines. 12. Communicating the Lines. Part III: THE ACTOR AND THE PRODUCTION. 13. Getting the Job. 14. Show Time! Rehearsing and Performing. Appendix A: Scene Study for Undergraduate Actors. Appendix B: Theatre Resources. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
PART I: The Actor
1(138)
Training Your Talent
3(14)
Acting with Professional Competence
7(6)
Exploring Your Resources
13(4)
Discovering the Physical Actions
17(20)
Committing Yourself to Action
21(3)
Believing Your Actions on Stage
24(1)
Sustaining Belief
25(2)
Solo Improvisation
27(1)
Making a Score of Physical Actions
28(9)
Finding a Purpose
37(24)
Stating the Objective
40(2)
Doing, Not Being
42(4)
Working against an Obstacle
46(3)
Expectation and Adaptation
49(3)
Nonverbal Group Improvisation
52(4)
Verbal Group Improvisation
56(5)
Approaching the Creative State
61(18)
Training the Body
63(1)
Relaxing through Justification
64(2)
About Inhibitions
66(1)
The Creative State
67(12)
Directing Your Attention
79(14)
Concentrating on Action
82(2)
Concentrating on Other Actors
84(2)
Making an Action of Speech
86(7)
Seeing Things
93(16)
Observing People
98(3)
Adapting Observations through the Imagination
101(2)
Observing Animals and Objects
103(6)
Relating to Things---External Stimuli
109(12)
Relating to Other Actors
116(5)
Relating to Things---Internal Stimuli
121(18)
Relating to Past Experiences
123(7)
Relating to Images
130(9)
PART II: The Actor and the Play
139(82)
Creating a Character
141(19)
Penetrating the Script
143(1)
Identifying the Motivating Force
144(2)
Constructing ``Your'' Autobiography
146(2)
Autobiographical Worksheet
148(2)
Nurturing the Character
150(2)
Uncovering the Units of Action
152(3)
Incorporating the Second Plan
155(1)
Finding the Outer Form
155(5)
Expressing the Super-Objective
160(12)
Finding the Super-Objective
162(4)
Assuming a Dual Personality
166(4)
Summary
170(2)
Interpreting the Lines
172(27)
Exploring the Subtext
174(4)
Finding the Verbal Action
178(2)
Relating the Lines to the Motivating Force
180(1)
Relating the Lines to the Super-Objective
181(3)
Believing the Character's Manner of Speaking
184(5)
Motivating the Longer Speech
189(10)
Communicating the Lines
199(22)
Understanding the Words
200(3)
Handling the Sentence
203(2)
Building a Progression
205(3)
Thinking Antithetically
208(2)
Sharing the Imagery
210(11)
PART III: The Actor and the Production
221(36)
Getting the Job
223(17)
Understanding the Business of Acting
225(7)
Preparing for the Audition
232(3)
Auditioning
235(5)
Show Time! Rehearsing and Performing
240(17)
Finding the Meaning
241(2)
Developing the Character
243(1)
Creating and Refining the Form
244(3)
Making Technical Adjustments
247(1)
Polishing the Performance
247(3)
Working at Rehearsals
250(2)
Working at Home
252(1)
Playing the Part
252(5)
Appendix A Suggested Plays for Undergraduate Scene Study 257(6)
Appendix B Theatre Resources 263(6)
Glossary 269(12)
Bibliography 281(8)
Index 289

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