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Tools and techniques for character interpretation : a handbook of psychology for actors, writers, and directors

Author: Robert Blumenfeld
Publisher: Pompton Plains, N.J. : Limelight Editions, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A must for theater and film artists, this guide to creating and analyzing fictional characters lays out in clear, concise language the practical uses of the major schools of psychology for actors, directors, and writers. Blumenfeld details the theories and character typologies of the major psychological thinkers, such as Freud, Klein, and Jung, providing acting exercises based on these theories and illustrating  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blumenfeld, Robert.
Tools and techniques for character interpretation.
Pompton Plains, N.J. : Limelight Editions, 2006
(OCoLC)607779869
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Blumenfeld
ISBN: 0879103264 9780879103262
OCLC Number: 68810133
Description: xx, 325 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Sigmund Freud, father of psychoanalysis --
Mothers of psychoanalysis : Anna Freud, Sigmund's "Antigone"; Helene Deutsch, "Freud's darling"; Karen Horney and the neurotic personality --
Melanie Klein and object-relations theory in Great Britain and the United States --
The rebellious crown prince : Carl Gustav Jung and analytical psychology --
Two outstanding pioneers : Georg Groddeck and The book of the it; Alfred Adler and individual psychology --
Wilhelm Reich and character analysis --
Existential psychology : the theories of William James, Ludwig Binswanger, Harry Stack Sullivan, Jean-Paul Sartre, and other pioneers --
Psychological terms and topics --
Shakespeare's timeless psychological themes --
Sheridan, Strindberg, and Ibsen : the development of feminism --
Anton Checkhov --
The artistic temperament : six modern plays.
Responsibility: by Robert Blumenfeld.

Abstract:

"A must for theater and film artists, this guide to creating and analyzing fictional characters lays out in clear, concise language the practical uses of the major schools of psychology for actors, directors, and writers. Blumenfeld details the theories and character typologies of the major psychological thinkers, such as Freud, Klein, and Jung, providing acting exercises based on these theories and illustrating their practical applications to the creative process by means of numerous examples drawn from theatrical and cinematic literature."--Jacket.

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