Sanford Meisner on Acting

Author: Sanford Meisner,Dennis Longwell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307830632

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Sanford Meisner was one of the best known and beloved teachers of acting in the country. This book follows one of his acting classes for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, it is essential reading for beginning and professional actors alike. Throughout these pages Meisner is a delight—always empathizing with his students and urging them onward, provoking emotion, laughter, and growing technical mastery from his charges. With an introduction by Sydney Pollack, director of Out of Africa and Tootsie, who worked with Meisner for five years. "This book should be read by anyone who wants to act or even appreciate what acting involves. Like Meisner's way of teaching, it is the straight goods."—Arthur Miller "If there is a key to good acting, this one is it, above all others. Actors, young and not so young, will find inspiration and excitement in this book."—Gregory Peck
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Die Schule der Schauspielkunst

22 Lektionen

Author: Stella Adler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894875060

Category: Schauspielkunst

Page: 207

View: 7978

Die amerikanische Schauspiellehrerin erläutert ihre Methoden des Erlernes der Schauspielkunst, in deren Zentrum das Begreifen des Wesens der Rolle und der Handlungen steht.
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Schauspielen

Entdecke dein wahres Potenzial

Author: Larry Moss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894877484

Category:

Page: 400

View: 5764

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Meisner For Teens

A Life of True Acting

Author: Larry Silverberg

Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781575256160

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 99

View: 6856

The long-anticipated teen guide to the Meisner technique by Larry Silverberg, leading Meisner Technique author and teacherSELLING POINTSMeisner for Teens, the first book devoted to exploring the Meisner Approach with teens, includes:- Individual and group exercises- Journal prompts- Writing, listening, and observing assignments- Thoughtful, inspiring quotes throughout- Perfect material to incorporate into High School Drama classes- Excellent text for Introduction to Acting college-level courses- Relates the craft of acting to the truths of lifeBOOK SYNOPSISLarry Silverberg, the author who introduced the Meisner Technique to actors through his acclaimed four-volumeworkbook series, has now written a Meisner guidebook for young actors. A perfect text for high school drama teachers,Silverberg provides clear and easy to understand instruction to guide young actors toward simple, meaningful, authenticand passionately alive ways of working. He speaks directly to the teenage actors, guiding them step-by-step through thedemanding and thrilling exercises of the Meisner Approach.In this workbook and acting journal wrapped in one, students keep a journal in which they define their desires and refine their skills of observation: learning to listen carefully to other people and pay keener attention to their own responses. Through dialogue work in pairs, young actors learn to engage immediately and directly with their partners.True acting develops through this increased sensitivity and fearless response to others.Meisner for Teens: A Life of True Acting, based on Silverberg¿s highly praised workshops for teens, will help teenactors to free themselves from self-consciousness and the pressures of performance to achieve truth on the stage¿andin life.LARRY SILVERBERG, director of the True Acting Institute, is an actor, acting teacher, and author of many books on acting. He is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse, where he studied with legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner, and is considered one of the foremost authorities on the Meisner Technique. He has written an internationally acclaimed four-volume series on the Meisner Technique called The Sanford Meisner Approach: An Actors Workbook. Silverberg teaches acting in his world-renowned professional actors training program, The Meisner Intensive Training Program, which he holds at universities, colleges, and acting studios around the world. He is also the founder of the True Acting Institute Association and is on the teaching faculties of The International Institute of the Performing Arts in Paris and European Act.
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The Actor's Art and Craft

William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique

Author: William Esper,Damon Dimarco

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307481146

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 4364

William Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner's legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming a truly creative actor. Esper worked closely with Meisner for seventeen years and has spent decades developing his famous program for actor's training. The result is a rigorous system of exercises that builds a solid foundation of acting skills from the ground up, and that is flexible enough to be applied to any challenge an actor faces, from soap operas to Shakespeare. Co-writer Damon DiMarco, a former student of Esper's, spent over a year observing his mentor teaching first-year acting students. In this book he recreates that experience for us, allowing us to see how the progression of exercises works in practice. The Actor's Art and Craft vividly demonstrates that good training does not constrain actors' instincts—it frees them to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Sanford Meisner approach

workbook four : playing the part

Author: Larry Silverberg

Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 230

View: 7102

"For serious theatre students, this book could be highly influential in laying a foundation for their acting careers." VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATESOf The Sanford Meisner Approach Volume Iż"Silverberg's writing is concise and insightful throughout and makes the technique accessible to any committed student." LIBRARY JOURNALRevolutionary! Inspiring! Masterful! Essential! From around the world, the critics have raved about Larry Silverberg's series on the Meisner Approach. In Workbook Four: Playing The Part, Larry takes you on a most intimate and personal journey as he teaches you how to take on the life of the character in a deeply authentic, organic, and specific way. As you work through the lessons in Playing the Part, your creativity and imagination will be unleashed and you will learn what it really means to be an actor who is passionate, relentless, and true! Join the students who have studied with Larry and who have used his books to master the craft of acting. LARRY SILVERBERG is founder and Artistic Director of the Belltown Theatre Center in Seattle, WA. He is also on staff at the University of Washington where he teaches Master Classes in the Meisner Work, while continuing his own acting career. Larry is a past winner of the Warner Bros. Filmmaker of the Year Award for his film, Flight in Masquerade, and has also been busy directing for the stage. Larry is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York City where he studied with master acting teacher, Sanford Meisner.
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Teaching Peace

Nonviolence and the Liberal Arts

Author: J. Denny Weaver,Gerald Biesecker-Mast

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742514560

Category: Religion

Page: 287

View: 7729

Teaching Peace carries the discussion of nonviolence beyond ethics and into the rest of the academic curriculum. This book isn't just for religion or philosophy teachers it is for all educators."
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Manifest der Anonymen Schauspieler

Roman

Author: James Franco

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838757890

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 7790

"Hinterhältig lustig und provozierend ehrlich." Gary Shteyngart Sind wir nicht alle immer auch Schauspieler unseres eigenen Lebensdramas? Schlüpfen wir nicht ständig in die verschiedensten Rollen? Hinter tausend Masken kein Gesicht? Einer der spannendsten und vielseitigsten Profi-Schauspieler lässt uns an den Höhepunkten und Verwerfungen dieser Kunst teilhaben. Abgründig und humorvoll, derb und schonungslos versammelt Franco die größten Schauspieler der Vergangenheit und die schrillsten der Gegenwart zum fröhlichen Stelldichein; von Jean-Paul Belmondo und Steve McQueen zu Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett oder Lindsay Lohan. Und weil das Schauspielen eine Sucht sein kann, benutzt er für seinen Roman das Konzept der "12 Schritte" und "12 Traditionen" der Anonymen Alkoholiker. Eine Ausnüchterung!
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Die persönliche Stimme entwickeln

CD. / Gesprochen von Kristin Linklater und Thea M. Mertz

Author: Kristin Linklater

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783497022960

Category:

Page: 280

View: 7689

Inhalt Einfuhrung in die Arbeit Wie die Stimme arbeitet Warum die Stimme nicht funktioniert I: Der BefreiungsprozeSS Die Wirbelsaule - die Stutze des Atems Atmung - die Quelle des Lautes Die Beruhrung des Tons Schwingungen, die den ursprunglichen Ton verstarken Zwischenschritt: Trainingseinheit fur Entspannung, die Wirbelsaule, den Kopf, Atmung, Beruhrung des Tons, Summen Der Stimmkanal II: Der EntwicklungsprozeSS: die Resonanzleiter Die Resonanzraume des Stimmkanals Freilassen der Stimme aus dem Korper Die Mitte der Stimme Die Nasen-Resonanzraume Stimmumfang Die Schadel-Resonatoren III: Empfindsamkeit und Kraft Die Kraft der Atmung Das Zentrum Artikulation Zwischenschritt: ubungseinheit IV: Die Verbindung zu Text und Schauspielen Worte Texte Beobachtungen und Meinungen zu Stimme und schauspielen
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Acting in the Academy

The History of Professional Actor Training in US Higher Education

Author: Peter Zazzali

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317428366

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

View: 6435

There are over 150 BFA and MFA acting programs in the US today, nearly all of which claim to prepare students for theatre careers. Peter Zazzali contends that the curricula of these courses represent an ethos that is as outdated as it is limited, given today’s shrinking job market for stage actors. Acting in the Academy traces the history of actor training in universities to make the case for a move beyond standard courses in voice and speech, movement, or performance, to develop an entrepreneurial model that motivates and encourages students to create their own employment opportunities. This book answers questions such as: How has the League of Professional Theatre Training Programs shaped actor training in the US? How have training programmes and the acting profession developed in relation to one another? What impact have these developments had on American acting as an art form? Acting in the Academy calls for a reconceptualization of actor training the US, and looks to newly empower students of performance with a fresh, original perspective on their professional development.
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Vom dreifachen Gebrauch des Messers

über Wesen und Zweck des Dramas

Author: David Mamet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895810527

Category:

Page: 125

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An Actress Prepares

Women and "the Method"

Author: Rosemary Malague

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136503897

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

View: 478

'Every day, thousands of women enter acting classes where most of them will receive some variation on the Stanislavsky-based training that has now been taught in the U.S. for nearly ninety years. Yet relatively little feminist consideration has been given to the experience of the student actress: What happens to women in Method actor training?' An Actress Prepares is the first book to interrogate Method acting from a specifically feminist perspective. Rose Malague addresses "the Method" not only with much-needed critical distance, but also the crucial insider's view of a trained actor. Case studies examine the preeminent American teachers who popularized and transformed elements of Stanislavsky’s System within the U.S.—Strasberg, Adler, Meisner, and Hagen— by analyzing and comparing their related but distinctly different approaches. This book confronts the sexism that still exists in actor training and exposes the gender biases embedded within the Method itself. Its in-depth examination of these Stanislavskian techniques seeks to reclaim Method acting from its patriarchal practices and to empower women who act. 'I've been waiting for someone to write this book for years: a thorough-going analysis and reconsideration of American approaches to Stanislavsky from a feminist perspective ... lively, intelligent, and engaging.' – Phillip Zarrilli, University of Exeter 'Theatre people of any gender will be transformed by Rose Malague’s eye-opening study An Actress Prepares... This book will be useful to all scholars and practitioners determined to make gender equity central to how they hone their craft and their thinking.' – Jill Dolan, Princeton University
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Meisner in Practice

A Guide for Actors, Directors and Teachers

Author: Nick Moseley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848420878

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 222

View: 3034

This book offers actors a step-by-step introduction to the salient features of the Meisner Technique and puts these to the test through a succession of practical exercises. The aim is to take the reader through the various stages of Meisner training, including addressing certain pitfalls and problems which the author has encountered in his own teaching.
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CASH

Die Autobiografie von Johnny Cash

Author: Johnny Cash,Patrick Carr

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3841901476

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 795

View: 3097

Er stieg hoch, fiel tief und stand wieder auf, um zu einem weiteren Höhenflug anzusetzen: Johnny Cash, 1932-2003, war und ist eine Ikone, weit über die Countrymusikszene, in der er sich bewegte, hinaus. Legendär waren seine Konzerte in den Gefängnissen Folsom und San Quentin Ende der 60er-Jahre. Besonders aber mit seinen letzten vier Alben, den "American Recordings", fand er weltweit große Anerkennung. Cash, der den Beinamen "Man in Black" trug, hat in seiner Karriere etwa 500 Songs geschrieben, mehr als 53 Millionen Tonträger verkauft und wurde mit 13 Grammy Awards ausgezeichnet. Spätestens seit dem Kinofilm "Walk the Line" von 2006 ist er im allgemeinen Bewusstsein als Musik-Ikone verankert.
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Das Clean Team

Roman

Author: Charlie Huston

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364103745X

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 7978

Highlight Niemand hat gesagt, das Leben sei einfach. Noch dazu in Los Angeles, Stadt der Träume, Möchtegern-Stars und Versager. Genau so einer ist Webster, genannt Web. Ein 29-jähriger Loser, der liebend gern große Sprüche kloppt, aber sonst wenig zustande bringt. Er lebt bei seinem Kumpel Chev, der ein runtergekommenes Tätowier- und Piercingstudio hat, liest stundenlang Comics, schaut sich miese Horrorfilme an und schläft täglich mindestens elf Stunden. Doch damit ist es bald vorbei, als ihn Chev dazu zwingt, endlich einen Job bei seinem Bekannten Po Sin anzunehmen. Web fängt beim »Clean Team« an. Der Job besteht darin, Verbrechensschauplätze von Blut, Fäkalien und anderen unschönen Dingen zu säubern und wieder wohnlich zu machen. Als Web eines Nachts mit seinem Reinigungswagen vor einem abgewrackten Motel steht, in das ihn sein neuer Schwarm Soledad gerufen hat, ahnt er noch nicht, in welchen Schlamassel er sich begibt. Mit Web hat Charlie Huston einen Antihelden geschaffen, der Fans des »Big Lebowski« (aus dem gleichnamigen Kinofilm der Coen –Brüder) begeistern wird. »Das Clean Team« ist der Auftakt zu einer neuen Serie.
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Action!

Acting Lessons for CG Animators

Author: John Kundert-Gibbs,Kristin Kundert-Gibbs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470596050

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 3800

In order to bring a character to life, it is beneficial for animators to have a solid understanding of acting principles, and this book examines the important skills behind the artistry of creating animated characters. With a particular emphasis on a character’s motions and movement, this unique resource covers the basic elements of acting for CG animation and then progresses to more advanced topics such as internal intent and motivation. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Posted in Computers