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The Actor's Checklist: Creating the Complete Character,9780155061057

The Actor's Checklist: Creating the Complete Character

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2nd
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9780155061057

ISBN10:
0155061054
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/8/2002
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Class-tested for more than 15 years and based on the Constantin Stanislavki method of acting, this introductory text 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. This books provides techniques for use in both classroom and production situations.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Introduction xv
Action
1(20)
What Is an Action?
1(7)
Finding Action in Scripts
8(2)
Rehearsals
10(5)
Improvisation
15(1)
Checklist
16(1)
Final Projects
16(5)
Objective
21(22)
What Is an Objective?
21(5)
Opposing Objectives
26(5)
Objectives in Each Relationship
31(3)
Rehearsing Objectives
34(4)
Checklist
38(1)
Final Projects
38(5)
Obstacles
43(18)
What Is an Obstacle?
43(5)
Discovering Obstacles
48(9)
Rehearsing Obstacles
57(2)
Checklist
59(1)
Final Projects
59(2)
Inner Images
61(14)
What Is an Inner Image?
61(8)
Sending Inner Images
69(2)
Checklist
71(1)
Final Projects
72(3)
The Score
75(22)
What Is a Score?
75(2)
Finding the Elements
77(7)
Scoring and Rehearsing
84(9)
Checklist
93(1)
Final Projects
94(3)
Character
97(24)
What Is Character?
97(1)
Observation
98(1)
Character Analysis
99(1)
Physical Traits
100(5)
Psychological Traits
105(5)
Checklist
110(1)
What Is a History?
110(3)
What Is a Life Script?
113(1)
Discovering the History
114(2)
Writing the Biography
116(1)
Checklist
117(1)
Final Projects
117(4)
Setting
121(28)
What Is the Setting?
121(1)
The Time
122(13)
The Place
135(2)
Objects
137(6)
Atmosphere
143(2)
Checklist
145(1)
Final Projects
145(4)
Given Circumstances
149(26)
What Are Given Circumstances?
149(4)
The Scene Breakdown
153(12)
Background
165(4)
Final Remarks
169(2)
Checklist
171(1)
Final Projects
171(4)
APPENDIX A IMPROVISATIONS, GAMES, EXERCISES 175(2)
APPENDIX B KEY TERMS 177(2)
APPENDIX C SCENE SELECTIONS 179(4)
Man-Woman Scenes
179(1)
Woman-Woman Scenes
180(1)
Man-Man Scenes
181(2)
APPENDIX D MONOLOGUE SELECTIONS 183(2)
Women
183(1)
Men
184(1)
Reading List 185(4)
Credits 189


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