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A practical handbook for the actor

Author: Melissa Bruder
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Relates a technique developed and refined by the authors, all of them young actors, in their work with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, actor W.H. Macy and director Gregory Mosher. It is written for any actor who has ever experienced the frustrations of acting classes that lacked clarity and objectivity, courses that failed to provide a dependable set of tools. --from publisher description.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Practical handbook for the actor.
New York : Vintage Books, ©1986
(OCoLC)607662510
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Bruder
ISBN: 0394744128 9780394744124
OCLC Number: 13124688
Notes: "A Vintage original"--Title page verso.
Description: xiv, 94 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The job of the actor --
Technique outline --
Part 1: The technique. Physical action ; Analyzing a scene ; The truth of the moment ; Externals ; Preparing for a scene ; Troubleshooting ; The tools of the craft --
Part 2: Pitfalls (working in the real world). Introduction ; The emotional trap ; The myth of character ; Keeping the theatre clean ; Conclusion --
Glossary --
Appendixes.
Responsibility: Melissa Bruder [and others] ; with an introduction by David Mamet.
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Abstract:

Relates a technique developed and refined by the authors, all of them young actors, in their work with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, actor W.H. Macy and director Gregory Mosher. It is written for any actor who has ever experienced the frustrations of acting classes that lacked clarity and objectivity, courses that failed to provide a dependable set of tools. --from publisher description.

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by subrayabhatg (WorldCat user on 2006-10-08)

I have been using Prof. Ranganath Bharadwaj"s Structural Drama Method in my theatre experiments especially in my perfromances. I wish to read this book to further my knowledge. I have been a drama teacher for the past 40 years. I have conducted several theatre workshops all over india I am also involved in many welfaare activities like teaching for the physically challenged children, street children etc. Hope this hand book will add to my teaching tools. Please send me more information. Thanks/ Subraya Bhaat Method Drama Specialist The Structural School of Fine Arts, 49, Vijaya Ranga, 17th cross, Vijayanagar, Bangalore , 560040, India

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