Respect for Acting

Respect for Acting
Author: Uta Hagen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-05-04
ISBN 10: 9780470730188
ISBN 13: 0470730188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Respect for Acting "This fascinating and detailed book about acting is Miss Hagen's credo, the accumulated wisdom of her years spent in intimate communion with her art. It is at once the voicing of her exacting standards for herself and those she [taught], and an explanation of the means to the end." --Publishers Weekly "Hagen adds to the large corpus of titles on acting with vivid dicta drawn from experience, skill, and a sense of personal and professional worth. Her principal asset in this treatment is her truly significant imagination. Her 'object exercises' display a wealth of detail with which to stimulate the student preparing a scene for presentation." --Library Journal "Uta Hagen's Respect for Acting . . . is a relatively small book. But within it, Miss Hagen tells the young actor about as much as can be conveyed in print of his craft." --Los Angeles Times "There are almost no American actors uninfluenced by Uta Hagen." --Fritz Weaver "This is a textbook for aspiring actors, but working thespians can profit much by it. Anyone with just a casual interest in the theater should also enjoy its behind-the-scenes flavor." --King Features Syndicate

Challenge For The Actor

Challenge For The Actor
Author: Uta Hagen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 309
Release: 1991-08-21
ISBN 10: 0684190400
ISBN 13: 9780684190402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenge For The Actor Book Review:

The actress and teacher guides actors in developing their art, covering such aspects as voice techniques, timing, rhythm, and including exercises to correct problems

Executive Presence: The Art of Commanding Respect Like a CEO

Executive Presence: The Art of Commanding Respect Like a CEO
Author: Harrison Monarth
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-10-23
ISBN 10: 9780071634649
ISBN 13: 0071634649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Executive Presence: The Art of Commanding Respect Like a CEO Book Review:

Get the Key to the Boardroom with Powerful Executive Presence! “This book can be a key aid in helping you make it to the next level! Great coaching for anyone who is even thinking of becoming an executive!” Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There “On the corporate battlefield a true leader’s success is based upon his or her ability to communicate effectively, persuade others to follow a goal, and execute it. This leads to success for all. When the stakes are high, you’re well advised to read this book first.” Scott A. Gaines, vice president, Hertz Corporation “If you are seriously looking to be perceived in the light you choose, Executive Presence is the book that not only answers the question, but shows you how to apply the answers.” Kevin Hogan, author of The Psychology of Persuasion “Harrison Monarth is a first-rate thinker who writes as clearly as he thinks. No matter where you are on the career ladder, Executive Presence will put you a step ahead of your competition.” T. Scott Gross, author of Positively Outrageous Service “Most people know that to move up in your career, you need to have self-awareness and the ability to manage the perceptions of those whose opinions count. . . . Executive Presence is your comprehensive guide to help you become more profi cient at self-marketing and the art of ethical persuasion to achieve your personal and professional goals.” Larina Kase, PsyD, MBA, author of The Confident Leader and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Confident Speaker About the Book An expert in coaching high-level players in the art of perception management, Harrison Monarth reveals the critical difference between CEOs and those of us who wish to be CEOs. It’s not a matter of intelligence, connections, or luck. It can be summed up in two words: executive presence. While most of us toil in obscurity and expect great things to follow, those on the path to corporate leadership spend their time perfecting the types of leadership communication skills that generate respect and get others to share their vision. They use these skills to establish how they are perceived by others and to manage their reputation throughout the organization. In other words, these soon-tobe top players have developed the presence of an executive through careful image management—and they make sure they have the goods to back it up. In Executive Presence, Monarth shows how you can seize control of your own career using the same skills. Inside, he explains how to: Accurately “read” people and predict their behavior Influence the perceptions of others Persuade those of opposing views to your side Create and maintain a personal “brand” Manage and control your online reputation Perform damage control when things go wrong Monarth’s conclusions aren’t based solely on his keen insight and extensive experience; they’re the result of the latest scientifi c research in interpersonal communication and human behavior. Talent and skills are important, but they alone won’t take you to the top of your organization. People reach highly infl uential positions because they deeply understand the power of perception and know how to leverage it in their favor. The good news is, anyone with the will to succeed can do it. Executive Presence provides all the techniques you need to take your career to the highest level of any organization.

A Practical Handbook for the Actor

A Practical Handbook for the Actor
Author: Melissa Bruder
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2012-04-25
ISBN 10: 0307499138
ISBN 13: 9780307499134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Handbook for the Actor Book Review:

This simple and essential book about the craft of acting describes 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. A Practical Handbook for the Actor is written for any actor who has ever experienced the frustrations of acting classes that lacked clarity and objectivity, and that failed to provide a dependable set of tools. An actor's job, the authors state, is to "find a way to live truthfully under the imaginary circumstances of the play." The ways in which an actor can attain that truth form the substance of this eloquent book. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Acting in Film

Acting in Film
Author: Michael Caine
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2000-02-01
ISBN 10: 1476842752
ISBN 13: 9781476842752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acting in Film Book Review:

(Applause Books). A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies. This revised and expanded edition features great photos, with chapters on: Preparation, In Front of the Camera Before You Shoot, The Take, Characters, Directors, On Being a Star, and much more. "Remarkable material ... A treasure ... I'm not going to be looking at performances quite the same way ... FASCINATING!" Gene Siskel

Games for Actors and Non-Actors

Games for Actors and Non-Actors
Author: Augusto Boal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005-06-29
ISBN 10: 1134498519
ISBN 13: 9781134498512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Games for Actors and Non-Actors Book Review:

Games for Actors and Non-Actors is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary Method, showing how theatre can be used to transform and liberate everyone – actors and non-actors alike! This thoroughly updated and substantially revised second edition includes: two new essays by Boal on major recent projects in Brazil Boal's description of his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company a revised introduction and translator's preface a collection of photographs taken during Boal's workshops, commissioned for this edition new reflections on Forum Theatre.

True and False

True and False
Author: David Mamet
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-09-07
ISBN 10: 0307806499
ISBN 13: 9780307806499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True and False Book Review:

One of our most brilliantly iconoclastic playwrights takes on the art of profession of acting with these words: invent nothing, deny nothing, speak up, stand up, stay out of school. Acting schools, “interpretation,” “sense memory,” “The Method”—David Mamet takes a jackhammer to the idols of contemporary acting, while revealing the true heroism and nobility of the craft. He shows actors how to undertake auditions and rehearsals, deal with agents and directors, engage audiences, and stay faithful to the script, while rejecting the temptations that seduce so many of their colleagues. Bracing in its clarity, exhilarating in its common sense, True and False is as shocking as it is practical, as witty as it is instructive, and as irreverent as it is inspiring.

Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics
Author: Aristotle
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2000-03-30
ISBN 10: 9780521635462
ISBN 13: 0521635462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics Book Review:

An accessible new translation of one of the most significant works in moral philosophy.

Automated Planning and Acting

Automated Planning and Acting
Author: Malik Ghallab,Dana Nau,Paolo Traverso
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-08-09
ISBN 10: 1107037271
ISBN 13: 9781107037274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Automated Planning and Acting Book Review:

This book presents the most recent and advanced techniques for creating autonomous AI systems capable of planning and acting effectively.

The Intent to Live

The Intent to Live
Author: Larry Moss
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2005-12
ISBN 10: 0553381202
ISBN 13: 9780553381207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Intent to Live Book Review:

The legendary acting coach shares his inspirational philosophy and effective techniques--including case studies, exercises, and professional insights--designed to help actors connect personally with a script, develop a character from the inside out, overcome fear and inhibitions, hone technical skills, and more. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Stella Adler

Stella Adler
Author: Howard Kissel
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2000-11-01
ISBN 10: 1617746193
ISBN 13: 9781617746192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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JERRY ORBACH: PRINCE OF THE CITY HIS WAY FROM THE FANTASTICKS TO LAW AND ORDER

Finite Element Procedures

Finite Element Procedures
Author: Klaus-Jürgen Bathe
Publsiher: Klaus-Jurgen Bathe
Total Pages: 1037
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780979004902
ISBN 13: 097900490X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Casebook on Human Dignity and Human Rights

Casebook on Human Dignity and Human Rights
Author: N.A
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9231042025
ISBN 13: 9789231042027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Improve Communication, Trust and Collaboration

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Improve Communication, Trust and Collaboration
Author: Mary Scannell
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-05-28
ISBN 10: 0071743669
ISBN 13: 9780071743662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Improve Communication, Trust and Collaboration Book Review:

Make workplace conflict resolution a game that EVERYBODY wins! Recent studies show that typical managers devote more than a quarter of their time to resolving coworker disputes. The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games offers a wealth of activities and exercises for groups of any size that let you manage your business (instead of managing personalities). Part of the acclaimed, bestselling Big Books series, this guide offers step-by-step directions and customizable tools that empower you to heal rifts arising from ineffective communication, cultural/personality clashes, and other specific problem areas—before they affect your organization's bottom line. Let The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games help you to: Build trust Foster morale Improve processes Overcome diversity issues And more Dozens of physical and verbal activities help create a safe environment for teams to explore several common forms of conflict—and their resolution. Inexpensive, easy-to-implement, and proved effective at Fortune 500 corporations and mom-and-pop businesses alike, the exercises in The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games delivers everything you need to make your workplace more efficient, effective, and engaged.

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - 2nd Edition

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - 2nd Edition
Author: Harold Abelson ,Gerald Jay Sussman,Julie Sussman
Publsiher: Justin Kelly
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - 2nd Edition Book Review:

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Harold Abelson and Gerald Jay Sussman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License.

The Responsibility to Protect

The Responsibility to Protect
Author: International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty,Thomas G. Weiss,Gareth J. Evans,Don Hubert,International Development Research Centre (Canada),Mohamed Sahnoun
Publsiher: IDRC
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780889369634
ISBN 13: 0889369631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Responsibility to Protect Book Review:

Responsibility to Protect: Research, bibliography, background. Supplementary volume to the Report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty

How to Read a Book

How to Read a Book
Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2011-05-10
ISBN 10: 9781439144831
ISBN 13: 1439144834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read a Book Book Review:

With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed Zakaria Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

Reinforcement Learning

Reinforcement Learning
Author: Richard S. Sutton,Andrew G. Barto
Publsiher: A Bradford Book
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN 10: 0262039249
ISBN 13: 9780262039246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reinforcement Learning Book Review:

The significantly expanded and updated new edition of a widely used text on reinforcement learning, one of the most active research areas in artificial intelligence. Reinforcement learning, one of the most active research areas in artificial intelligence, is a computational approach to learning whereby an agent tries to maximize the total amount of reward it receives while interacting with a complex, uncertain environment. In Reinforcement Learning, Richard Sutton and Andrew Barto provide a clear and simple account of the field's key ideas and algorithms. This second edition has been significantly expanded and updated, presenting new topics and updating coverage of other topics. Like the first edition, this second edition focuses on core online learning algorithms, with the more mathematical material set off in shaded boxes. Part I covers as much of reinforcement learning as possible without going beyond the tabular case for which exact solutions can be found. Many algorithms presented in this part are new to the second edition, including UCB, Expected Sarsa, and Double Learning. Part II extends these ideas to function approximation, with new sections on such topics as artificial neural networks and the Fourier basis, and offers expanded treatment of off-policy learning and policy-gradient methods. Part III has new chapters on reinforcement learning's relationships to psychology and neuroscience, as well as an updated case-studies chapter including AlphaGo and AlphaGo Zero, Atari game playing, and IBM Watson's wagering strategy. The final chapter discusses the future societal impacts of reinforcement learning.

Convex Optimization

Convex Optimization
Author: Stephen Boyd,Stephen P. Boyd,Lieven Vandenberghe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 716
Release: 2004-03-08
ISBN 10: 9780521833783
ISBN 13: 0521833787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Convex Optimization Book Review:

Convex optimization problems arise frequently in many different fields. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject, and shows in detail how such problems can be solved numerically with great efficiency. The book begins with the basic elements of convex sets and functions, and then describes various classes of convex optimization problems. Duality and approximation techniques are then covered, as are statistical estimation techniques. Various geometrical problems are then presented, and there is detailed discussion of unconstrained and constrained minimization problems, and interior-point methods. The focus of the book is on recognizing convex optimization problems and then finding the most appropriate technique for solving them. It contains many worked examples and homework exercises and will appeal to students, researchers and practitioners in fields such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, statistics, finance and economics.

Feedback Systems

Feedback Systems
Author: Karl Johan Aström,Richard M. Murray
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2010-04-12
ISBN 10: 9781400828739
ISBN 13: 1400828732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feedback Systems Book Review:

This book provides an introduction to the mathematics needed to model, analyze, and design feedback systems. It is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students, and is indispensable for researchers seeking a self-contained reference on control theory. Unlike most books on the subject, Feedback Systems develops transfer functions through the exponential response of a system, and is accessible across a range of disciplines that utilize feedback in physical, biological, information, and economic systems. Karl Åström and Richard Murray use techniques from physics, computer science, and operations research to introduce control-oriented modeling. They begin with state space tools for analysis and design, including stability of solutions, Lyapunov functions, reachability, state feedback observability, and estimators. The matrix exponential plays a central role in the analysis of linear control systems, allowing a concise development of many of the key concepts for this class of models. Åström and Murray then develop and explain tools in the frequency domain, including transfer functions, Nyquist analysis, PID control, frequency domain design, and robustness. They provide exercises at the end of every chapter, and an accompanying electronic solutions manual is available. Feedback Systems is a complete one-volume resource for students and researchers in mathematics, engineering, and the sciences. Covers the mathematics needed to model, analyze, and design feedback systems Serves as an introductory textbook for students and a self-contained resource for researchers Includes exercises at the end of every chapter Features an electronic solutions manual Offers techniques applicable across a range of disciplines