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Getting into character : seven secrets a novelist can learn from actors

Author: Brandilyn Collins
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Microfiche : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A unique guide for writers of all levels that applies the lessons of the Stanislavsky technique, i.e. , Method Acting, to the art of writing fiction. Drawing on examples from classic novels and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brandilyn Collins
ISBN: 0471058947 9780471058946
OCLC Number: 50661167
Description: xi, 212 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Why Should a Novelist Care about Method Acting? --
Secret #1. Personalizing. The Importance of Personalizing. The Personalizing Process. Putting the Spark of Life into Your Character's Mannerisms. Becoming More Familiar with the Personalizing Process. Study Samples. From David Copperfield / Charles Dickens. From Compelling Evidence / Steven Martini --
Secret #2. Action Objectives. The Super-objective as the Character's Overall Desire. Action Objectives for Individual Scenes. Study Samples. From The Count of Monte Cristo / Alexandre Dumas. From Black Lightning / John Saul --
Secret #3. Subtexting. An Introduction to Subtexting. A Deeper Look at Subtexting. When to Subtext. How to Write Subtexted Dialogue. Study Samples. From Sense and Sensibility / Jane Austen. From Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend / Robert James Waller --
Secret #4. Coloring Passions. The Challenge of Coloring Passions. Part I: Find the Passion's Components. Part II: Find the Passion's Opposite. Part III: Find the Passion's Growth. Study Samples. From Les Miserables / Victor Hugo. From Peachtree Road / Anne Rivers Siddons --
Secret #5. Inner Rhythm. Inner Rhythm and the Portrayal of Emotions. Hearing Inner Rhythm and Translating It into Action. Study Samples. From A Tale of Two Cities / Charles Dickens. From The Deep End of the Ocean / Jacquelyn Mitchard --
Secret #6. Restraint and Control. The Blending of Technique and Characterization. Sentence Rhythm. Compression. Study Samples. From Anna Karenina / Leo Tolstoy. From Passing by Samaria / Sharon Ewell Foster --
Secret #7. Emotion Memory. Personal Experience as the Basis for Characters' Emotions. Accessing Your Emotion Memory. Refilling Your Emotion Memory. A Murderous Example. Study Samples. From My Autobiography / Mark Twain. From Huckleberry Finn / Mark Twain --
App. A. Additional Books on Writing Fiction.
Responsibility: Brandilyn Collins.

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