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Sanford Meisner on Acting

Sanford Meisner on Acting Book
Author : Sanford Meisner,Dennis Longwell
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-11-07
ISBN : 0307830632
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Sanford Meisner,Dennis Longwell
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1987-07-12
ISBN : 0394750594
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Sanford Meisner,Dennis Longwell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Sanford Meisner on Acting book written by Sanford Meisner,Dennis Longwell, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner

Michael Chekhov and Sanford Meisner Book
Author : Anjalee Deshpande Hutchinson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-07-17
ISBN : 1000077527
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : William Esper,Damon Dimarco
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2008-12-10
ISBN : 030748114X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Sanford Meisner Approach

The Sanford Meisner Approach Book
Author : Larry Silverberg
Publisher : Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9781575250748
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Product DescriptionShortly before his death, Sanford Meisner arranged for Larry Silverberg to create a written legacy of his teaching techniques. This book is the second of four books in the Sanford Meisner series. In this extraordinary new book, Silverberg demystifies the emotional demands of acting and leads the actor through a process aimed at tapping into and deepening his own emotional instrument. Not only will actors gain insight into the whole realm of the emotions, they will see very clearly the traps most actors fall into when it comes to "being emotional" on stage. A healthier and more effective way of working will be taught -- a way of working which brings the actor powerful and unique creativity to every part. About the AuthorLarry Silverberg is founder and Artistic Director of the Belltown Theatre Center in Seattle, WA. He is also on staff at the University of Washington where he teaches Master Classes in the Meisner Work, while continuing his own acting career. Larry is a past winner of the Warner Bros. Filmmaker of the Year Award for his film, Flight in Masquerade, and has also been busy directing for the stage. Larry is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York City where he studied with master acting teacher, Sanford Meisner.

Backwards and Forwards

Backwards and Forwards Book
Author : David Ball,Professor Emeritus David Ball, PH D
Publisher : SIU Press
Release : 1983
ISBN : 9780809311101
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explains how plays are structured, looks at theatrical exposition, theme, and images, and shows how to analyze a play and understand its production

Acting in Film

Acting in Film Book
Author : Michael Caine
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2000-02-01
ISBN : 1476842752
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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(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

Medicinal Chemistry for Practitioners

Medicinal Chemistry for Practitioners Book
Author : Jie Jack Li
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-06-29
ISBN : 1119607302
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presenting both a panoramic introduction to the essential disciplines of drug discovery for novice medicinal chemists as well as a useful reference for veteran drug hunters, this book summarizes the state-of-the-art of medicinal chemistry. It covers key drug targets including enzymes, receptors, and ion channels, and hit and lead discovery. The book hen surveys a drug's pharmacokinetics and toxicity, with a solid chapter covering fundamental bioisosteres as a guide to structure-activity relationship investigations.

True Acting Tips

True Acting Tips Book
Author : Larry Silverberg
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2012-08-01
ISBN : 1480302503
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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TRUE ACTING TIPS

The Actor s Guide to Creating a Character

The Actor s Guide to Creating a Character Book
Author : William Esper,Damon Dimarco
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2014-04-08
ISBN : 0345805690
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

De Tree a We

De Tree a We Book
Author : James Carville,Scott Trost
Publisher : Gr8 Books
Release : 2017-08-15
ISBN : 9780999332795
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A tell-all biography of renowned acting teacher, Sanford Meisner, his partner of 35 years, Jimmy Carville, and their adopted son, Boolu, a abandoned deaf boy the pair met their first night on the Caribbean island of Bequia.

Shakespeare and Meisner

Shakespeare and Meisner Book
Author : Aileen Gonsalves,Tracy Irish
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2021-04-22
ISBN : 1350118400
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This practical handbook is invaluable for anyone performing, teaching, studying or simply wanting a new way to enjoy Shakespeare. It provides an outline of Meisner's work and legacy, a discussion of that legacy in the light of the enduring global popularity of Shakespeare, and a wealth of practical exercises drawn from Meisner's techniques. Shakespeare writes about the truth in human relationships and human hearts. Sanford Meisner's work unlocks truthful acting. They would seem a perfect match. Yet, following Meisner's note to his actors that 'text is your greatest enemy', Shakespeare and Meisner are often considered 'strange bedfellows'. The rhetorical complexity of Shakespeare's text can often be perceived as rules an actor must learn in order to perform Shakespeare 'properly'. Meisner's main rule is that 'you can't say ouch until you've been pinched': in other words, an actor must genuinely feel something in order to react in a performance which is alive to the moment. This book explores how actors can use Meisner's tools of 'acting is reacting' to discover the infinite freedom within the apparent constraints of Shakespeare's text.

The Technique of Acting

The Technique of Acting Book
Author : Stella Adler
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Real Life Drama

Real Life Drama Book
Author : Wendy Smith
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2013-08-06
ISBN : 0307830985
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Intent to Live

The Intent to Live Book
Author : Larry Moss
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2005-12-27
ISBN : 0553381202
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“I call this book The Intent to Live because great actors don’t seem to be acting, they seem to be actually living.” –Larry Moss, from the Introduction When Oscar-winning actors Helen Hunt and Hilary Swank accepted their Academy Awards, each credited Larry Moss’s guidance as key to their career-making performances. There is a two-year waiting list for his advanced acting classes. But now everyone–professionals and amateurs alike–can discover Moss’s passionate, in-depth teaching. Inviting you to join him in the classroom and onstage, Moss shares the techniques he has developed over thirty years to help actors set their emotions, imagination, and behavior on fire, showing how the hard work of preparation pays off in performances that are spontaneous, fresh, and authentic. From the foundations of script analysis to the nuances of physicalization and sensory work, here are the case studies, exercises, and insights that enable you to connect personally with a script, develop your character from the inside out, overcome fear and inhibition, and master the technical skills required for success in the theater, television, and movies. Far more than a handbook, The Intent to Live is the personal credo of a master teacher. Moss’s respect for actors and love of the actor’s craft enliven every page, together with examples from a wealth of plays and films, both current and classic, and vivid appreciations of great performances. Whether you act for a living or simply want a deeper understanding of acting greatness, The Intent to Live will move, instruct, and inspire you.

A Palm Tree in a Rose Garden a Play in Three Acts

A Palm Tree in a Rose Garden  a Play in Three Acts Book
Author : Meade Roberts
Publisher : Hassell Street Press
Release : 2021-09-09
ISBN : 9781014713827
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Meisner in Practice

Meisner in Practice Book
Author : Nick Moseley
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 9781848420878
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Winning Your Acting Auditions

Winning Your Acting Auditions  Book
Author : Larry Silverberg
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015-08-01
ISBN : 9781575258997
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Winning Your Acting Auditions book written by Larry Silverberg, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

100 Acting Exercises for 8 18 Year Olds

100 Acting Exercises for 8   18 Year Olds Book
Author : Samantha Marsden
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-02-21
ISBN : 1350049972
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book offers a comprehensive guide to teaching acting exercises that will unleash the inner creativity of students aged 8-18. Theories and techniques of some of the greatest theatre practitioners including Sanford Meisner, Constantin Stanislavski, Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen provide a basis for Samantha Marsden's original exercises for students between these ages. You won't find Duck, Duck, Goose, Zap, Zap, Boing – or any other traditional drama games in this book: instead, the craft of acting technique takes the limelight. These exercises have been tried and tested in the author's own classroom, and are guaranteed to inspire, ignite imagination and encourage heartfelt performances. Focus points used in leading drama schools such as voice, movement, relaxation, character development and understanding text are recreated for a younger student. They are easy to follow and will be fun, challenging and immensely rewarding for teachers and students alike. The book features a foreword by Paul Roseby, CEO and Artistic Director of the National Youth Theatre.