The Student Actor Prepares Acting for Life

The Student Actor Prepares  Acting for Life
Author: Gai Jones
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2014
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781783201907

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The Student Actor Prepares is a practical, interactive approach to a student actor’s journey. Each chapter includes acting principles, their importance to the process, and workbook entries for emotional work, script analysis, and applications to the study of theater. Topics cover a brief history of the art of acting and how the study of acting can be an advantage in numerous occupations; an actor’s discovery of emotional work; movement and mime practices for the act∨ vocal practices for the act∨ solo improvisational study; script analysis for the individual act∨ rehearsal tips; monologue work; original solo work; audition information; working with an acting partner or in a production; acting resources; and research topics.

A Film Actor s Technique

A Film Actor s Technique
Author: James A. Baffico
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2012-02-01
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781466905177

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A comprehensive step-by-step how-to guide for the beginner movie actor.

The Actor as Storyteller

The Actor as Storyteller
Author: Bruce Miller
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2012-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781458471543

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An Actor s Guide to Getting Work

An Actor s Guide to Getting Work
Author: Simon Dunmore
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781408109274

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Competition for acting work is fierce, and although talent is important, actors need all the help they can get. Now in its fourth edition, this practical, comprehensive guide contains invaluable information and advice to enable actors to make the most of: drama schools; audition speeches and sight-readings; letters, CVs and photographs; finding and working with an agent; auditions for musicals; the fringe; interviews; TV, commercials and films; voice-overs; the Internet; Equity. The author, an experienced director, has drawn on his own knowledge and also on the experience of numerous other professionals to produce a book that has become the standard work of reference for actors of all ages.

Starting Your Career as an Actor

Starting Your Career as an Actor
Author: Jason Pugatch
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-08-06
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781621532330

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This practical and entertaining guide readies the uninitiated actor to navigate the ridiculous, impossible, and often heartbreaking world of the acting industry. This book will expose actors to the ins and outs of the world's (second) oldest profession. Topics include how to be "discovered," what to expect from training programs, the grunt work of starting a career, how to persevere in the face of rejection, the new digital world for actors, and much more. Experienced actor and screenwriter Jason Pugatch offers a fresh, hip, and invaluable industry perspective, with sidebar quotations, charts, and timelines, and a quick-reference appendix of the acting trade. Packed with myth-shattering anecdotes and told in a personal tone, Starting Your Career as an Actor is the backstage guide that every aspiring actor must read.

An Actor s Work

An Actor s Work
Author: Konstantin Stanislavski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2008-02-07
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781134101474

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Stanislavski’s ‘system’ has dominated actor-training in the West since his writings were first translated into English in the 1920s and 30s. His systematic attempt to outline a psycho-physical technique for acting single-handedly revolutionized standards of acting in the theatre. Until now, readers and students have had to contend with inaccurate, misleading and difficult-to-read English-language versions. Some of the mistranslations have resulted in profound distortions in the way his system has been interpreted and taught. At last, Jean Benedetti has succeeded in translating Stanislavski’s huge manual into a lively, fascinating and accurate text in English. He has remained faithful to the author's original intentions, putting the two books previously known as An Actor Prepares and Building A Character back together into one volume, and in a colloquial and readable style for today's actors. The result is a major contribution to the theatre, and a service to one of the great innovators of the twentieth century.

The Actor in You

The Actor in You
Author: Robert L. Benedetti
Publsiher: Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2003
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: UCSC:32106017799013

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The Actor in You serves as an introduction to beginning acting by helping students realize that they already possess the basic skills of an actor. This text enhances the student's appreciation of the art of acting by helping them realize that they already possess, in principle, the following skills: the ability to play a role, the ability 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 has benefited from helpful suggestions by teachers who have used it successfully in the classroom. Drawing exercises and examples from students' everyday lives and from well-known films and television programs, Benedetti succeeds in deducing dramatic principles from those experiences and then applying them to everyday life for artistic purpose. Still organized in sixteen steps meant to correspond to the weeks of a typical semester or school year, The Actor in You provides a direct, concise presentation and explanation of fundamentals for beginning students.

You Look Like That Girl

You Look Like That Girl
Author: Lisa Jakub
Publsiher: Beaufort Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-06-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780825307003

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At the age of twenty-two, Lisa Jakub had what she was supposed to want: she was a working actor in Los Angeles. She had more than forty movies and TV shows to her name, she had been in blockbusters like Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day, she walked the red carpet and lived in the house she bought when she was fifteen. But something was missing. Passion. Purpose. Happiness.Lisa had been working since the age of four, after a man approached her parents at a farmer’s market and asked her to audition for a commercial. That chance encounter dictated the next eighteen years of her unusual— and frequently awkward—life. She met Princess Diana... and almost fell on her while attempting to curtsy. She filmed in exciting locations... and her high school asked her not to come back. She went to fancy parties... and got kind of kidnapped that one time. Success was complicated.Making movies, traveling the world, and meeting intriguing people was fun for a while, but Lisa eventually realized she was living a life based on momentum and definitions of success that were not her own. She battled severe anxiety and panic attacks while feeling like she was living someone else’s dream. Not wanting to become a child actor stereotype, Lisa retired from acting and left L.A. in search of a path that felt more authentic to her.In this funny and insightful book, Lisa chronicles the adventures of growing up in the film industry and her difficult decision to leave behind the only life she had ever known, to examine her priorities, and write the script for her own life. She explores the universal question we all ask ourselves: what do I want to be when I grow up?

The Actor s Business Plan

The Actor s Business Plan
Author: Jane Drake Brody
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-10-22
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781472573711

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The Actor's Business Plan is a self-directed practical guide for actors graduating from formal training programs, as well as for those already in the business whose careers need to move ahead more successfully. Using the familiar language of acting training, the book offers a method for the achievement of dreams through a five-year life and career plan giving positive steps to develop a happy life as an actor and as a person. It assists performers to flourish using the same kind of business/career planning that is a necessary part of life for entrepreneurs and business people. This introduction to the acting industry provides essential knowledge not only for how the business actually works, but also describes what casting directors, agents, and managers do, demystifies the role of unions, discusses how much things cost, and offers advice on branding and marketing strategies. It differs from other such handbooks in that it addresses the everyday issues of life, money, and jobs that so frequently destroy an actor's career before it is even begun. While addressing NYC and LA, the guide also gives a regional breakdown for those actors who may wish to begin careers or to settle in other cities. It is loaded with personal stories, and interviews with actors, casting directors, and agents from throughout the US. The Actor's Business Plan is the answer to the common complaint by students that they were not taught how to negotiate the show business world while at school. It is the perfect antidote for this problem and can easily fit into a ten or a thirteen-week class syllabus. Offering support as a personal career coach, empowering the actor to take concrete steps towards their life and career dreams, The Actor's Business Plan: A Career Guide for the Acting Life is a must-have book for actors who are determined to be a part of the professional world .

Actor s Alchemy

Actor s Alchemy
Author: Bruce Miller
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2011-02-01
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780879104351

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An actor's script is both a gold mine, and the map to discovering it: if properly read, a script will reveal its riches to you. Unfortunately, most actors never learn to efficiently read the map, or master how to convert what they find in a script into playable gold. Why? Because this aspect of the acting process is seldom taught in a simple and tangible way in the classroom or studio. Acting can – and should – be more than guesswork and instinct. Actor's Alchemy: Finding the Gold in Your Script examines the relationship between the script and what an actor ultimately does on the stage or on screen. Here is a straightforward guide filled with useful information to help actors learn to use their scripts in a specific and analytical way to solve the problems of the scene and bring their elusive characters to life. In learning how to decipher the script, actors will be equipped to make the choices that lead to delivering a gold performance.

A Mouthful of Money

A Mouthful of Money
Author: Priti Khan
Publsiher: Blue Rose Publishers
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2022-06-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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The Indian Voice Over Industry has evolved into a significantly professional and diverse field over the years. But what is still missing is written and formalized literature - be it articles, blogs, magazines or books by industry professionals that detail every aspect, technique, process, etc. This book is a humble attempt to document several facets of the voicing world, especially, in the Indian context. Not all aspiring voice-over artists can afford personal coaching and mentoring, even if they have the passion and talent in them. When one enters the market without any formal training, it is as good as playing blindfolded darts. Often when someone explores the market but struggles to live up to the expectations, they give up and quit. This book hopes to demystify the art of voice acting and provide a platform for all budding voice-over artists to have a chance at becoming the next industry expert. A ready reckoner, this is a textbook for aspiring voice-over artists to understand the nuances of the voice, learn plenty of vocal exercises, voice culture, vocal tricks, and thus learn the knack of earning money with their voice.

The Actor

The Actor
Author: Don Miguel Ruiz,Barbara Emrys
Publsiher: Leaping Hare Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-03-30
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9780711267237

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The first book in the four-part Mystery School Series by bestselling authors Don Miguel Ruiz and Barbara Emrys, The Actor is a guide to mastering the art of happiness, and living more authentically. Don Miguel Ruiz, author of the internationally bestselling The Four Agreements and mythical Mexican shaman, together with his longtime apprentice Barbara Emrys, returns with his most important work of all: a course for students on the spiritual mystery of life, created to provoke an inner revolution. With The Actor: How to Live an Authentic Life, join the ‘Mystery School’ for your first week of learning and explore the most fascinating story and mystery of all: you! Bring your curiosity and enthusiasm, and prepare to open your mind. Learn, over five days, how to observe your life from an artist’s point of view, and meet the real face behind the actor’s mask. Your schedule: Day 1: The Artist Day 2: Language Day 3: Acting Day 4: The Stage Day 5: The Final Curtain Discover how you are the main character in every story you’ve ever told about yourself, and how to view the human drama as a whole, as well as the role you play in it. Develop your awareness of human thinking and behaviour as each lesson brings you a step closer to wisdom and awareness, and begin to step away from the ‘roles’ you play and reclaim your authenticity. Every one of us is a transforming work of art, and underneath all the theatrics, the truth waits to be illuminated. Peep behind the stage curtains, and embrace the show that is life! Don Miguel Ruiz’s new work, the Mystery School Series, is a four-part course exploring the spiritual mystery of life, with lessons that bring insight on its specific challenges taught through theory, practice, and imaginative exercises. As a student of life, learn to recognize the creative choices that have made your reality what it is now, and the choices that are still available to you. Use your new understanding to make peace with the past; transform your relationship with the present and create a new script for your life. Continue your transformation with the other three books of the Mystery School Series: Eros: Misconceptions About the Art of Romance and Sexuality The Myth: The Stories We Tell About Ourselves and Our Reality Grief: Self-Care While Surviving the Loss of People we Love

The Unlimited Actor

The Unlimited Actor
Author: Nancy Mayans
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-03-24
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781504362405

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The Unlimited Actor is an exciting new paradigm in actor training. Step by step this book will guide you into sensing and controlling the body's mental, emotional, and physical energy centers. Train these "power points" to change at will and your acting range will take a quantum leap. * Boost Your Confidence * Easily Access Any Emotion * Embody Any Character on Cue


Author: Frederick Stroppel
Publsiher: Samuel French, Inc.
Total Pages: 65
Release: 2003
Genre: One-act plays
ISBN: 0573628424

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This comic odyssey charts the life and times of the title character as he makes his way through the show business jungle seeking fame and artistic fulfillment. As a baby he learns that crying brings nourishment and affection; crying too long and loud results in scolds and smacks. Armed with this lesson about the capricious nature of existence, he launches into his craft as a child playing a Wise Man at Christmas. Then it's on to the acting Mecca of New York and acting lessons, a job in children's theatre and the crushing rejection of auditions. He heads to Hollywood and finds success on television and stardom in movies, but his time at the top is fleeting. Throughout, the Actor encounters a bevy of curious characters who influence his journey through this unnatural world.

An Actor s Guide Making It in New York City Second Edition

An Actor s Guide   Making It in New York City  Second Edition
Author: Glenn Alterman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 509
Release: 2011-04-05
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781621533801

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For any actor in or on the way to New York City, this is the definitive source for advice, winning strategies, marketing techniques, and invaluable insights to being a successful New York actor. Aspiring and established professionals will find this thorough and up-to-the-minute volume chock full of resources and advice about auditioning, making professional connections, promoting one's self, seeking opportunities in nontraditional venues, finding an apartment, securing "survival jobs," understanding actor unions, getting headshots, and furthering one's actor training in New York. This guide also details working as a film extra, careers in print modeling, scams and rip-offs to avoid, opportunities for actors with disabilities, and using the Internet to the fullest advantage. Included are in-depth interviews with legendary show business figures such as actor Henry Winkler, casting director Juliet Taylor, and theater director Joseph Chaikin as well top talents from the fields of film, television, stage, commercials, and talent agencies. Written by a professional New York actor with over thirty years of experience, this meticulously researched guide will give actors the tools they need to survive and thrive in New York show business.Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.