9780495050476

The Actor’s Checklist

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495050476

  • ISBN10:

    0495050474

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/19/2006
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Based on the Constantin Stanislavki method of acting, THE ACTOR'S CHECKLIST examines Stanislavki's eight principles, presented in an easily understood checklist format. In addition to Stanislavski, this exciting acting guide includes insights by other famous acting teachers, such as Uta Hagen, Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg, Michael Chekov, and Stella Adler.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Introduction xvii
1 OBJECTIVE 1(18)
What Is Drama?
1(1)
What Is an Objective?
2(4)
Opposing Objectives
6(3)
Objectives in Each Relationship
9(2)
Rehearsing Objectives
11(4)
Checklist
15(1)
Final Projects
15(4)
2 ACTION 19(20)
What Is an Action?
19(6)
Finding Action in Scripts
25(3)
Rehearsals
28(5)
Improvisation
33(1)
Checklist
34(1)
Final Projects
34(5)
3 OBSTACLES 39(20)
What Is an Obstacle?
39(5)
Discovering Obstacles
44(10)
Rehearsing Obstacles
54(2)
Checklist
56(1)
Final Projects
56(3)
4 INNER IMAGES 59(14)
What Is an Inner Image?
59(7)
Sending Inner Images
66(4)
Checklist
70(1)
Final Projects
70(3)
5 THE SCORE 73(42)
What Is a Score?
73(2)
Finding the Elements
75(7)
Scoring and Rehearsing
82(11)
What Is Homework on Conflict?
93(4)
Checklist
97(2)
Final Projects
99(16)
6 CHARACTER 115(18)
What Is Character?
115(1)
Observation
116(1)
Character Analysis
117(1)
Physical Traits
118(5)
Psychological Traits
123(3)
What Is a Life Script?
126(3)
Remarks
129(1)
Checklist
130(1)
Final Projects
131(2)
7 SETTING 133(28)
What Is the Setting?
133(1)
The Time
133(14)
The Place
147(2)
Objects
149(5)
Atmosphere
154(4)
Checklist
158(1)
Final Projects
158(3)
8 GIVEN CIRCUMSTANCES 161(30)
What Are Given Circumstances?
161(4)
The Scene Breakdown
165(12)
Background
177(5)
What Is a History?
182(2)
Discovering the History
184(1)
Writing the Biography
185(2)
Checklist
187(1)
Final Projects
187(1)
Final Checklist
188(3)
9 AUDITIONS 191(20)
What is casting
191(2)
Preparing for auditions
193(9)
Staging the audition
202(5)
Ending the audition
207(1)
Checklist
208(3)
APPENDIX A: FULL-LENGTH SCORE 211(70)
APPENDIX B: IMPROVISATIONS, GAMES, EXERCISES 281(2)
APPENDIX C: KEY TERMS 283(2)
APPENDIX D: GLOSSARY 285(4)
APPENDIX E: SCENE SELECTIONS 289(6)
Man-Woman Scenes
289(2)
Woman-Woman Scenes
291(1)
Man-Man Scenes
292(3)
APPENDIX F: MONOLOGUE SELECTIONS 295(4)
Women
295(1)
Men
296(3)
Reading List 299(4)
Credits 303

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