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Telling stories : a grand unifying theory of acting techniques

Author: Mark Rafael
Publisher: Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2008.
Series: Career development series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This work is an essential resource for professional actors, acting students and teachers, or anyone who wants to better understand the evolution of modern acting theory. It is a guidebook which provides a history of acting theories and training and describes techniques that enable an actor to inhabit a character. In it are numerous acting exercises that illustrate each method, as well as advice on performing  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rafael, Mark.
Telling stories.
Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus, 2008
(OCoLC)609223885
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Rafael
ISBN: 9781575255651 1575255650
OCLC Number: 226298193
Description: x, 197 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Telling stories --
How did we get here? --
A new paradigm arises --
How it works --
Storytelling and character : Analytic ; Textual orthodoxy ; Imaginative ; Presentational ; Observational --
The structure of the story : Action structure ; Other structures ; Techniques --
In class : Starting off ; Platform 1: Improvisation, Keith Johnstone ; Platform 2: Constantin Stanislavski ; Platform 3: Michael Chekhov ; Platform 4: Monologues ; Platform 5: Lee Strasberg ; Platform 6: Sanford Meisner ; Platform 7: Bertolt Brecht ; Platform 8: Scene work ; Platform 9: Monologue rehearsal and performance --
Other voices : Stella Adler ; F.M. Alexander ; Antonin Artaud ; Augusto Boal ; Anne Bogart ; Peter Brook ; Robert Brustein ; Jacques Copeau ; Richard Foreman ; Jerzy Grotowski ; Uta Hagen ; Rudolf Laban ; Vsevolod Meyerhold ; Viola Spolin ; Tadashi Suzuki ; Yevgeny Vakhtangov ; Commedia dell'arte ; The living theatre --
Telling classical stories : Know what you're saying ; Iambic pentameter ; Speak up ; Not all words are created equal ; Rhetoric ; Variety is the spice of life ; Breath and form ; A brief model for a Shakespeare curriculum --
Telling new stories --
Telling stories: where we are now.
Series Title: Career development series.
Other Titles: Grand unifying theory of acting techniques
Responsibility: Mark Rafael.
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This work is an essential resource for professional actors, acting students and teachers, or anyone who wants to better understand the evolution of modern acting theory. It is a guidebook which provides a history of acting theories and training and describes techniques that enable an actor to inhabit a character. In it are numerous acting exercises that illustrate each method, as well as advice on performing Shakespeare and on developing scripts.

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