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Building character : the art and science of casting

Author: Amy Cook
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What can we learn about how we understand each other and ourselves by examining the casting we find on stage and film--the casting we find perfect and the casting we find wrong? Building Character examines how the process of "casting" an actor in a part creates a character and how this can be usefully understood through deploying theories from the cognitive sciences. A casting director may match the perceived  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cook, Amy, 1970-
Building character.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018015052
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Cook
ISBN: 9780472123582 0472123580
OCLC Number: 1027476562
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 188 pages)
Contents: Building Titus: compressing the complex into the essential --
Building characters: seeing bodies --
Multicasting: the dispersed character --
Casting and the performance of everyday life --
Counter casting: building colony.
Responsibility: Amy Cook.

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