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Acting that matters

Author: Barry Pineo
Publisher: New York : Allworth Press, [2004?] ©2004
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An invaluable resource for anyone wanting his or her acting to matter, this groundbreaking guide defies most modern acting methods by rejecting emotion as an acting tool. With the advice in this book, actors will see beyond the prevailing ""objective-obstacle"" approach and look primarily to the text the playwright provides. Actors learn how to dissect a text for key words and phrases, as well as how to score a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pineo, Barry.
Acting that matters.
New York : Allworth Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004012591
(OCoLC)55517975
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Pineo
ISBN: 9781621531005 1621531007
OCLC Number: 828930725
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Why we are who we are --
Craft and technique --
The parts of a story --
Beats --
Key phrases --
Key words --
Story --
Defining action --
Discerning action --
Scoring your script --
Playing the obvious --
Tempo and rhythm --
Volume and intensity --
Movement and stillness --
Focus --
Beat actions --
Plan and process --
Playing your action --
Listening --
Playing for each other --
Emotion --
Why we are afraid --
Auditioning --
Cold reading --
Taking direction --
Blame and excuses --
Critics --
The acting machine.
Responsibility: Barry Pineo.

Abstract:

An invaluable resource for anyone wanting his or her acting to matter, this groundbreaking guide defies most modern acting methods by rejecting emotion as an acting tool. With the advice in this book, actors will see beyond the prevailing ""objective-obstacle"" approach and look primarily to the text the playwright provides. Actors learn how to dissect a text for key words and phrases, as well as how to score a script, find proper tempo and rhythm, modulate volume and intensity, use theatrical stillness effectively, find beat actions, listen to their acting partners, and much more. Expert tips.

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