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Acting for singers : creating believable singing characters

Author: David Ostwald
Publisher: Oxford : New York ; Oxford University Press, 2005.
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Explains how to analyse a script of libretto, shows how to develop a character building on material in the score, and gives the singing performer the tools to act believably. This book addresses the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ostwald, David, 1943-
Acting for singers.
Oxford : New York ; Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004016592
(OCoLC)55990244
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Ostwald
ISBN: 9780198033257 0198033257 1423745760 9781423745761 9780195145403 0195145402
OCLC Number: 62866209
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 252 pages)
Contents: Believability : the territory and the tools. The divine marriage : combining believable acting with expressive singing --
To become or not to become : using yourself to create a believable character --
Playing in the moment : using improvisation to be believable --
Judgements and trust : improving your concentration --
Creating your character. Neither right nor wrong : making believable character choices --
Your character's universe : analyzing the dramatic structure of music-theater pieces --
Your character's world : fashioning a theme statement --
Your character's heart's desire : fashioning super-objectives --
Motivating your character's actions : fashioning objectives and acting beats --
Your character's inner voice : fashioning subtext and an internal dialogue --
Preparing for performances. Being believable in any role on any stage : heightening --
Getting the part : auditioning --
Getting good : rehearsing --
Delivering a believable character: performing.
Responsibility: David F. Ostwald.
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The book has a great deal to offer to young professionals, as well as college and serious high school students and I highly recommend it to both teachers and students. Carol Madill, Vocal Music Read more...

 
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