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Exploring television acting

Author: Tom Cantrell; Christopher Hogg
Publisher: London ; New York : Methuen Drama, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first collection of its kind to bring together scholarly and practitioner perspectives, this book analyses the experiences, skills and techniques of actors when working on television. Featuring eleven chapters by internationally distinguished researchers and actor trainers, this collection examines the acting processes and resulting performances of some of the most acclaimed television actors. Topics include:  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Cantrell; Christopher Hogg
ISBN: 9781474248587 1474248586
OCLC Number: 1004839141
Description: 192 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Exploring television acting : an introduction / Tom Cantrell and Christopher Hogg --
Performing Sherlock : a study in studio and location realism / Richard Hewett --
"Visible" and "invisible" performance : framing performance in 1970s television / Douglas Mcnaughton --
"No-nonsense rozzer" : Philip Glenister/Gene Hunt, Life on Mars and the particularity of television acting / Stephen Lacey --
Television acting : approaches and perspectives --
"The organic and the technical" : a psychophysical approach to television acting / Tom Cantrell --
Viola Davis : a context for her craft and success in series television / Cynthia Baron --
I'm going in there GC style? Performance and performative contracts within a crossover of reality television environments / Louise Cope --
Truth and "truthiness" in acting the real / Derek Paget --
Exploring actor training for television / Trevor Rawlins --
Accent on talent : the valorization of British actors on American quality television / Christine Becker --
Exploring the casting of British and Irish actors in contemporary US television and film / Simone Knox --
Well-being and the television actor : challenges and coping strategies / Christopher Hogg and Charlotte Lucy Smith.
Responsibility: edited by Tom Cantrell and Christopher Hogg.

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"The first collection of its kind to bring together scholarly and practitioner perspectives, this book analyses the experiences, skills and techniques of actors when working on television. Featuring eleven chapters by internationally distinguished researchers and actor trainers, this collection examines the acting processes and resulting performances of some of the most acclaimed television actors. Topics include: studio and location realism; actor training for television; actor well-being in the television industry; performance in reality television and British and Irish actors in contemporary US television and film. The book also contains case studies examining the work of Emmy-award-winning actor Viola Davis and the iconic character of Gene Hunt in Life on Mars (BBC, 2006-2007)"--Page 4 of cover.

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