Acting:In Person and In Style

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Acting: In Person and In Style, fifth edition is designed to serve the beginning, intermediate, and advanced acting student. Part I focuses on acting techniques. Part II follows with discussions of theories and history related to acting techniques.

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Contenuti:

Foreword to the Fifth Edition

Preface to the Fifth Edition

A Special Note to Female Performers and Readers

Part I Acting: In Person

Introduction to Part I

1 Centering

On Centering

The Centering Process

Moving with a Sense of Center

Selective Readings

2 Sensing

On Sensing

Isolating the Senses -- Sight Perception, Touch Perception, Smell Perception, Taste Perception, Hearing Perception

Combining the Senses

Selective Readings

3 Focusing

On Focusing

The Importance of Observation -- Developing Skills in Observation

Communion with the Self

Communion with Physical Objects

Communion with the Other

Communion with the Imaginary

Circles of Attention

4 Freeing

On Freeing

Sounding

Sound and Movement Explorations

Selective Readings

5 Speaking

On Speaking

On Being Heard

On Projection

Developing Skills

Phrasing

Context and Vocal Variety

Definition of Terms -- Pitch and Range, Inflection, Intensity, Rate or Tempo, Emphasis, Pause, Rhythm

Vocal Variety in Context

Selective Readings

6 Feeling and Doing

On Feeling and Doing

Selective Readings

7 Synthesizing

Selecting a Scene from the Play

Four Techniques to Prepare a Scene -- Personalization and Character in a Scene, Motivation and Character in a Scene, Pantomimic Dramatization and Character in a Scene, Visualization and Character in a Scene

Seven Steps to Heaven: A Simplified Approach to Preparing a Scene -- The Seven Steps

Standard Acting Terms -- Acting Area, Acting Positions, Rehearsal Terms, Terms Related to Movement or Blocking

A Last Comment Concerning Final Rehearsals and Performance of the Scene

Suggested Characters and Plays for Scene Work

Actor Checklist Eclectic

Selective Readings

8 Auditioning

How to Audition

Types of Auditions

Selecting an Audition Piece

Practical Suggestions

The Callback

Musical Theatre Auditions

Cold Reading

Agents, Contracts, and Unions

The Interview

Selective Readings

9 Rehearsing

On Rehearsing

The Steps of Role Analysis

Selective Readings

Part II Acting in Style

Introduction to Part II

10 Classical Antiquity: Restraint

Overview of Greek Tragedy -- Voice Greek Tragedy, Movement Greek Tragedy, Music Greek Tragedy, Character and Emotion Greek Tragedy

Overview of Satyr Comedy and Old Greek Comedy (Aristophanes)

Voice Old Greek Comedy, Movement Old Greek Comedy, Character and Emotion Old Greek Comedy

Transition -- Roman and Medieval Drama -- Roman Drama, Acting Roman Drama, Medieval Drama, Acting Medieval Drama

Translators and Translations and Adaptions

Suggested Characters and Plays for Scene Work

Additional Suggested Characters and Plays for Scene Work

Actor Checklist Greek Tragedy

Actor Checklist old Greek Comedy

Selective Readings

Suggested Filmography

Note

11 Commedia Dell'Arte: Regeneration

Overview of Commedia Dell'Arte -- Voice, Movement, Character and Emotion

Transition -- Tudor Drama -- Acting Tudor Drama

Suggested Characters and Plays for Scene Work

Actor Checklist Commedia Dell'Arte

Suggested Readings

Suggested Filmography

12 Elizabethan and Shakespearean Style: Virtuosity

Overview of the English Renaissance in Theatre

Shakespeare -- The Man, The Theatre, The Art, The Acting -- Voice, Gesture and Movement, Character and Emotion, Dance and Music

Suggested Characters and Plays for Scene Work

Actor Checklist Elizabethan and Shakespearean Style

Selective Readings

Suggested Filmography

Notes

13 Seventeenth-Century French Neoclassicism: Restraint Again

Overview of French Neoclassicism (Seventeenth Century) -- Voice French Neoclassic Tragedy, Movement French Neoclassic Tragedy, Character and Emotion French Neoclassic Tragedy, Voice French Neoclassic Comedy, Movement French Neoclassic Comedy, Character and Emotion French Neoclassic Comedy

Music and Translations -- French Neoclassicism

Suggested Characters and Playsfor Scene Work

Actor Checklist French Neoclassic Tragedy (Racine)

Actor Checklist French Neoclassic Comedy (Moliere)

Selective Readings

Suggested Filmography

14 Restoration Comedy: Vitality

Overview of Restoration Comedy -- Voice, Movement, Character and Emotion

Transition -- Eighteenth-Century Sentimentalism and Nineteenth-Century Romanticism and Melodrama

Movement toward Realism

Acting in Romantic Plays and Melodramas

Suggested Characters and Plays for Scene Work

Additional Suggested Characters and Plays for Scene Work

Actor Checklist Restoration Comedy

Selective Readings

Suggested Filmography

Note

15 Realism and Naturalism: Selectivity and Photographic Detail

Overview of Realism

Overview of Naturalism -- Voice, Movement, Character and Emotion

Suggested Characters and Plays for Scene Work

Actor Checklist Realism and Naturalism

Selective Readings

Suggested Filmography

16 Early Twentieth-Century Nonrealism: Distortion-A New Reality

Overview of Nonrealism -- Voice, Movement, Character and Emotion

Suggested Characters and Plays for Scene Work

Actor Checklist Early Twentieth-Century Nonrealism

Selective Readings

Suggested Filmography

Note

17 Brecht and Epic Style: Didacticism

Overview of Brecht Epic Theatre-From Illusion to Fact and Social Action -- Asian Influence on Brecht, Voice, Movement, Character and Emotion

Suggested Characters and Plays for Scene Work

Actor Checklist Brecht Epic Theatre

Selective Readings

Suggested Filmography

18 Absurd:Beyond Reason

Overview of Existential, the Absurd -- Voice, Movement, Character and Emotion

Suggested Characters and Plays for Scene Work

Actor Checklist Absurd

Selective Readings

Suggested Filmography

19 Eclectic: Intermingling

Overview of Eclectic -- Voice, Movement, Character and Emotion

Suggested Characters and Plays for Scene Work

Actor Checklist Eclectic

Selective Readings

Suggested Filmography

Note

Epilogue

Appendix A

Appendix B

Glossary

Credits

Index

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