Sanford Meisner on Acting

Sanford Meisner on Acting
Author: Sanford Meisner,Dennis Longwell
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-11-07
ISBN 10: 0307830632
ISBN 13: 9780307830630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sanford Meisner on Acting Book Review:

Sanford Meisner was one of the best known and beloved teachers of acting in the country. This book follows one of his acting classes for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, it is essential reading for beginning and professional actors alike. Throughout these pages Meisner is a delight—always empathizing with his students and urging them onward, provoking emotion, laughter, and growing technical mastery from his charges. With an introduction by Sydney Pollack, director of Out of Africa and Tootsie, who worked with Meisner for five years. "This book should be read by anyone who wants to act or even appreciate what acting involves. Like Meisner's way of teaching, it is the straight goods."—Arthur Miller "If there is a key to good acting, this one is it, above all others. Actors, young and not so young, will find inspiration and excitement in this book."—Gregory Peck

Sanford Meisner on Acting

Sanford Meisner on Acting
Author: Sanford Meisner
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 0394750594
ISBN 13: 9780394750590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sanford Meisner on Acting Book Review:

Taking readers step-by-step through the most basic acting exercises to critiques of performances in scenes from contemporary American plays, this volume follows a class of eight at the Neighborhood Playhouse, where Meisner has taught for fifty years

Sanford Meisner on Acting

Sanford Meisner on Acting
Author: Sanford Meisner,Dennis Longwell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1012180340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner

Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner
Author: Anjalee Deshpande Hutchinson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-07-17
ISBN 10: 1000077527
ISBN 13: 9781000077520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner Book Review:

Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner: Collisions and Convergence in Actor Training offers a comprehensive analysis of the Sanford Meisner Acting Technique in comparison to the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. This compilation reveals the connections as well as the contradictions between these two very different approaches, while highlighting meaningful bridges and offering in-depth essays from a variety of sources, including master teachers with years of experience and new and rising stars in the field. The authors provide philosophical arguments on actor training, innovative approaches to methodology, and explorations into integration, as well as practical methods of application for the classroom or rehearsal room, or scaffolded into a curriculum. Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner: Collisions and Convergence in Actor Training is an excellent resource for professors teaching Introductory, Intermediate or Advanced Acting Technique as well as acting program directors and department chairs seeking new, impactful research on actor training.

The Actor s Art and Craft

The Actor s Art and Craft
Author: William Esper,Damon Dimarco
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-12-10
ISBN 10: 030748114X
ISBN 13: 9780307481146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Actor s Art and Craft Book Review:

William Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner's legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming a truly creative actor.Esper worked closely with Meisner for seventeen years and has spent decades developing his famous program for actor's training. The result is a rigorous system of exercises that builds a solid foundation of acting skills from the ground up, and that is flexible enough to be applied to any challenge an actor faces, from soap operas to Shakespeare. Co-writer Damon DiMarco, a former student of Esper's, spent over a year observing his mentor teaching first-year acting students. In this book he recreates that experience for us, allowing us to see how the progression of exercises works in practice. The Actor's Art and Craft vividly demonstrates that good training does not constrain actors' instincts—it frees them to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.

Real Life Drama

Real Life Drama
Author: Wendy Smith
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN 10: 0307830985
ISBN 13: 9780307830982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Life Drama Book Review:

Real Life Drama is the classic history of the remarkable group that revitalized American theater in the 1930s by engaging urgent social and moral issues that still resonate today. Born in the turbulent decade of the Depression, the Group Theatre revolutionized American arts. Wendy Smith's dramatic narrative brings the influential troupe and its founders to life once again, capturing their joys and pains, their triumphs and defeats. Filled with fresh insights into the towering personalities of Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg, Cheryl Crawford, Elia Kazan, Clifford Odets, Stella and Luther Adler, Karl Malden, and Lee J. Cobb, among many others, Real Life Drama chronicles a passionate community of idealists as they opened a new frontier in theater.

Meisner in Practice

Meisner in Practice
Author: Nick Moseley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781848420878
ISBN 13: 1848420870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meisner in Practice Book Review:

This book offers actors a step-by-step introduction to the salient features of the Meisner Technique and puts these to the test through a succession of practical exercises. The aim is to take the reader through the various stages of Meisner training, including addressing certain pitfalls and problems which the author has encountered in his own teaching.

Meisner For Teens

Meisner For Teens
Author: Larry Silverberg
Publsiher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN 10: 9781575256160
ISBN 13: 1575256169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meisner For Teens Book Review:

The long-anticipated teen guide to the Meisner technique by Larry Silverberg, leading Meisner Technique author and teacherSELLING POINTSMeisner for Teens, the first book devoted to exploring the Meisner Approach with teens, includes:- Individual and group exercises- Journal prompts- Writing, listening, and observing assignments- Thoughtful, inspiring quotes throughout- Perfect material to incorporate into High School Drama classes- Excellent text for Introduction to Acting college-level courses- Relates the craft of acting to the truths of lifeBOOK SYNOPSISLarry Silverberg, the author who introduced the Meisner Technique to actors through his acclaimed four-volumeworkbook series, has now written a Meisner guidebook for young actors. A perfect text for high school drama teachers,Silverberg provides clear and easy to understand instruction to guide young actors toward simple, meaningful, authenticand passionately alive ways of working. He speaks directly to the teenage actors, guiding them step-by-step through thedemanding and thrilling exercises of the Meisner Approach.In this workbook and acting journal wrapped in one, students keep a journal in which they define their desires and refine their skills of observation: learning to listen carefully to other people and pay keener attention to their own responses. Through dialogue work in pairs, young actors learn to engage immediately and directly with their partners.True acting develops through this increased sensitivity and fearless response to others.Meisner for Teens: A Life of True Acting, based on Silverberg¿s highly praised workshops for teens, will help teenactors to free themselves from self-consciousness and the pressures of performance to achieve truth on the stage¿andin life.LARRY SILVERBERG, director of the True Acting Institute, is an actor, acting teacher, and author of many books on acting. He is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse, where he studied with legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner, and is considered one of the foremost authorities on the Meisner Technique. He has written an internationally acclaimed four-volume series on the Meisner Technique called The Sanford Meisner Approach: An Actors Workbook. Silverberg teaches acting in his world-renowned professional actors training program, The Meisner Intensive Training Program, which he holds at universities, colleges, and acting studios around the world. He is also the founder of the True Acting Institute Association and is on the teaching faculties of The International Institute of the Performing Arts in Paris and European Act.

On Method Acting

On Method Acting
Author: Edward Dwight Easty
Publsiher: Ivy Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-07-11
ISBN 10: 0307823776
ISBN 13: 9780307823779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Method Acting Book Review:

Practiced by such actors of stature as Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Julie Harris, Dustin Hoffman, and Ellen Burstyn (not to mention the late James Dean) the Method offers a practical application of the renowned Stanislavsky technique. On Method Acting demystifies the "mysteries" of Method acting -- breaking down the various steps into clear and simple terms, including chapters on: Sense Memory -- the most vital component of Method acting Improvisation -- without it, the most integral part of the Method is lost Animal Exercises -- just one way to combat the mental blocks that prevent actors from grasping a character Creating The Outer Character -- so actors can give the freshness of originality to a role while at the same time living the life of the character On Method Acting is also an indispensable volume for directors, designers, lighting technicians, and anyone in the dramatic arts interested in creating a believable and realistic effect in their productions.

A Palm Tree in a Rose Garden

A Palm Tree in a Rose Garden
Author: Meade Roberts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 66
Release: 1958
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105047890889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Palm Tree in a Rose Garden Book Review:

Rose Frobisher once won a beauty contest and on the strength of that came to Hollywood. After years of frustration she settled down to keep an apartment-rooming house which she called the Rose Garden. For a while she pinned her hopes on her daughter, but Lila was not interested in getting into the movies, so Rose turned to a succession of roomers, young, beautiful, and all with a burning desire to be a movie star. One after another of these young girls disappointed her. When Barbara Parris moves into the Rose Garden, Rose again lets her hopes soar. She lends Barbara money, won't take rent from her, and sees in Barbara another version of herself. Meanwhile, Lila is interested in another roomer, Mr. Jonas, a middle-aged refugee, kindly and sensitive. But because Jonas is neither young nor handsome, Rose can't understand Lila's interest in him and, does her best to break off Lila's romance. What Rose fails to see is the desperation in Barbara, whose repeated failure to get a part brings her to an attempt at suicide. When Rose realizes that Barbara has failed, she turns again to Lila, finally acknowledging that Lila has the right to lead her own life.

Book on Acting

Book on Acting
Author: Stephen Book
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 629
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015056207668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book on Acting Book Review:

"The Improvisation Technique is then applied to exercises with scripted lines, developing sophisticated improvisation skills for enhancing character, emotions, conflict, and agreement as well as improving the actor's audition process. Also included is a unique process for breaking down scripted scenes into improvisation choices."--BOOK JACKET.

The Actor s Guide to Creating a Character

The Actor s Guide to Creating a Character
Author: William Esper,Damon Dimarco
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 0345805690
ISBN 13: 9780345805690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Actor s Guide to Creating a Character Book Review:

William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating and playing a character. Esper’s first book, The Actor’s Art and Craft, earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character continues the journey. In these pages, co-author Damon DiMarco vividly re-creates Esper’s second-year course, again through the experiences of a fictional class. Esper’s training builds on Sanford Meisner’s legendary exercises, a world-renowned technique that Esper further developed through his long association with Meisner and the decades he has spent training a host of distinguished actors. His approach is flexible enough to apply to any role, helping actors to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.

The Power of the Actor

The Power of the Actor
Author: Ivana Chubbuck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2005-08-18
ISBN 10: 9781592401536
ISBN 13: 1592401538
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of the Actor Book Review:

A Hollywood coach introduces a twelve-part acting method that has been utilized by some of today's top stars and draws on the traditions of performance masters, sharing behind-the-scenes anecdotes while explaining how to apply her techniques to create genuine characters, disseminate scripts, and audition effectively. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

How to Stop Acting

How to Stop Acting
Author: Harold Guskin
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2003-06-25
ISBN 10: 1466801662
ISBN 13: 9781466801660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Stop Acting Book Review:

"The Great Guskin" (John Lahr, The New Yorker) shares the approach he uses to help actors land roles, develop them, and keep them alive Harold Guskin is an "acting doctor" whose clients include Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, James Gandolfini, Bridget Fonda, and dozens more. In How to Stop Acting, Guskin reveals the insights and techniques that have worked wonders for beginners as well as stars. Instead of yet another "method," Guskin offers a strategy based on a radically simple and refreshing idea: that the actor's work is not to "create a character" but rather to be continually, personally responsive to the text, wherever his impulse takes him, from first read-through to final performance. From this credo derives an entirely new perspective on auditioning and the challenge of developing a role and keeping it fresh, even over hundreds of performances. Drawing on examples from his clients' work and his own, Guskin presents acting as a constantly evolving exploration rather than as a progression toward a fixed goal. He also offers sound and original advice on adapting to the particular demands of television and film, playing difficult emotional scenes, tackling the Shakespearean and other great roles, and more. His book will find an eager and appreciative audience among novices and established actors alike.

Actor Training

Actor Training
Author: Alison Hodge
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-01-29
ISBN 10: 1135173826
ISBN 13: 9781135173821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Actor Training Book Review:

Actor Training expands on Alison Hodge’s highly-acclaimed and best-selling Twentieth Century Actor Training. This exciting second edition radically updates the original book making it even more valuable for any student of the history and practice of actor training. The bibliography is brought right up to date and many chapters are revised. In addition, eight more practitioners are included - and forty more photographs - to create a stunningly comprehensive study. The practitioners included are: Stella Adler; Eugenio Barba; Augusto Boal; Anne Bogart; Bertolt Brecht; Peter Brook; Michael Chekhov; Joseph Chaikin; Jacques Copeau; Philippe Gaulier; Jerzy Grotowski; Maria Knebel; Jacques Lecoq; Joan Littlewood; Sanford Meisner; Vsevolod Meyerhold; Ariane Mnouchkine; Monika Pagneux; Michel Saint-Denis; Włodzimierz Staniewski; Konstantin Stanislavsky; Lee Strasberg The historical, cultural and political context of each practitioner’s work is clearly set out by leading experts and accompanied by an incisive and enlightening analysis of the main principles of their training, practical exercises and key productions. This book is an invaluable introduction to the principles and practice of actor training and its role in shaping modern theatre.

The End of Acting

The End of Acting
Author: Richard Hornby
Publsiher: Applause Theatre & Cinema
Total Pages: 305
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015028411737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Acting Book Review:

Acting in America has staggered to a dead end. Every year tens of thousands of aspiring actors pursue the Hollywood grail and chant the familiar strains of the Stanislavski "Method" in classrooms and studios across the nation. The initial liberating spirit of Stanislavski's experiments has long ago withered into rigid patterns of inhibitions and emotional introspection. According to Richard Hornby, the Method now "shackles American acting". With his iconoclastic new work, The End of Acting, Richard Hornby dismantles, tenet by tenet, the American Method as promulgated by Lee Strasberg and other pretenders to the Stanislavski dynasty. Hornby separates the myth from the Method in his exploration of Stanislavski's original initiatives and the proprietary feud over his theories which continues even today.

Acting as a Business

Acting as a Business
Author: Brian O'Neil
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0345807073
ISBN 13: 9780345807076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acting as a Business Book Review:

Updated with new information about major industry changes, a latest edition of a successful guide counsels actors on the business side of the profession while sharing practical advice on such topics as crafting an effective résumé, joining unions and getting an agent. Original.

The Technique of Acting

The Technique of Acting
Author: Stella Adler
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 132
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000017974042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Technique of Acting Book Review:

A disciple of Konstantin Stanislavski and a member of the Group Theatre in the 1930s, the noted actress and teacher offers advice on acting preparations, the demands of characterization, and dramatic exercises, as well as personal memories

The House of Ram n Iglesia

The House of Ram  n Iglesia
Author: José Rivera
Publsiher: Samuel French, Inc.
Total Pages: 94
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 9780573619045
ISBN 13: 0573619042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Director Prepares

A Director Prepares
Author: Anne Bogart
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN 10: 1134556888
ISBN 13: 9781134556885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Director Prepares Book Review:

A Director Prepares is a thought-provoking examination of the challenges of making theatre. In it, Anne Bogart speaks candidly and with wisdom of the courage required to create 'art with great presence'. Each chapter tackles one of the seven major areas Bogart has identified as both potential partner and potential obstacle to art-making. They are Violence; Memory; Terror; Eroticism; Stereotype; Embarrassment; and Resistance. Each one can be used to generate extraordinary creative energy, if we know how to use it. A Director Prepares offers every practitioner an extraordinary insight into the creative process. It is a handbook, Bible and manifesto, all in one. No other book on the art of theatre comes even close to offering this much understanding, experience and inspiration.