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The Actor in Youenhances the reader#x19;s appreciation of the art of acting by helping them realize that they already possess, in principle, the ability to play a role, to fulfill the sense of drama and to structure dramatic scenes, and the capacity to express emotion. Without losing its simplicity, directness, and enjoyable writing style, this revised and enlarged edition contains more material on the history of the modern actor, greater emphasis on script analysis, and revisions suggested by teachers who have used it successfully in the classroom. Drawing exercises and examples from readers#x19; everyday lives and from well-known films and television programs, Benedetti succeeds in deducing dramatic principles from those experiences and then applying them to the creation of stage role.
Table of Contents
|The Actors Art|
|Understanding the Actors Job and Tradition The Tradition of the Actor Getting into the Tradition Summary of Step 1|
|Discovering Action Stanislavskis View of Action Making Action Stageworthy Using Action In a Scene Summary of Step 2|
|Experiencing Internal and External Action Interactions Summary of Step 3|
|Understanding Emotion and Character Character and the Magic If The Actor in You Summary of Step 4|
|Summary of Part One|
|Preparing Yourself to Act|
|Relaxing and Centering Relaxation Finding Center Summary of Step 5|
|Breathing, Sounding, and Moving from Center The Cycle of Energy Your Relationship to Gravity Phrasing Movement Summary of Step 6|
|Collaboration Seeing and Hearing Pursuing an Objective Summary of Step 7|
|Entering the Actors State of Mind Public Solitude Dual Consciousness Indicating Discipline Summary of Step 8|
|Summary of Part Two|
|Preparing to Rehearse: Analyzing the Script Selecting Your Scene Example Scenes|
|Understanding Your Lines Word Choice Rhythm Melody Summary of Step 9|
|Understanding Play and Scene Structure Finding the Crisis Units of Action Finding the Function and Crisis of the Scene Summary of Step 10|
|Experiencing the Characters Function and Given Circumstances Function and Recognition Traits The Given Circumstances Who Where When Summary of Step 11|
|Summary of Part Three|
|Rehearsal Getting and Giving Notes|
|Personalizing Emotional Recall and Substitution Summary of Step 12|
|Exploring Inner Action The Stimulus Automatic and Spontaneous Actions Strategic Choice The Inner Monologue Summary of Step 13|
|Defining Objectives and Action Defining Useful Objectives|
|Playable Strategic Actions|
|Direct and Indirect Action: Subtext Not Doing Obstacles and Counter-Actions|
|Summary of Step 14|
|15 Finding the Scenario, Score, Through-Line, and Superobjective|
|The Score Through-Line and Superobjective Personalizing the Superobjective|
|Summary of Step 15|
|16 Preparing for Performance The Stage Moving on Stage Blocking Shaping and Pacing Spontaneity|
|Emotion in Performance Evaluating Your Work|
|Summary of Step 16|
|Summary of Part Four|
|Afterword Your Sense of Purpose|
|A Sample Television Scene|
|Suggested Plays and Anthologies Plays|
|Play and Scene Anthologies Anthologies for Students of Color|
|Glossary of Theater and Film Terminology|
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