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Acting characters : 20 simple steps from rehearsal to performance

Author: Paul Elsam
Publisher: London : A & C Black, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A guide to researching, planning and performing more truthful and realistic characters. It describes 16 easily followed steps designed to simplify Stanislavski's teachings, with practical exercises to follow. This book considers key elements of communication and the characteristics of human behaviour."--Ebook Library.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Elsam, Paul.
Acting characters.
London : A & C Black, 2006
(DLC) 2008378299
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Elsam
ISBN: 9781408103661 1408103664
OCLC Number: 646755817
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 175 pages)
Contents: The skills for the job --
Planning to act: The character profile sheet --
Setting the status --
Power matters --
The body: Adjusting tension --
Adjusting height --
Adjusting openness --
Working on eye contact --
Adjusting space --
The voice: Adjusting loudness --
Adjusting inflection --
Adjusting note --
Adjusting tone --
Speech: Varying the pace --
Changing accent --
Focus on diction --
Employing specials --
Inner life: The magic what if? --
Energising your character --
Imagining sensations --
Generating emotion.
Responsibility: Paul Elsam.

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"A guide to researching, planning and performing more truthful and realistic characters. It describes 16 easily followed steps designed to simplify Stanislavski's teachings, with practical exercises to follow. This book considers key elements of communication and the characteristics of human behaviour."--Ebook Library.

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