An actor's companion : tools for the working actor /
|Author / Creator:||Barrish, Seth, author.|
|Imprint:||New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2015.|
|Description:||1 online resource|
|Subject:||Acting -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.|
PERFORMING ARTS -- General.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- General.
Music, Dance, Drama & Film.
Handbooks and manuals.
|URL for this record:||http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11908626|
Table of Contents:
- Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; TIPS; Do Stuff; Keep the Activity Going; Really Do It; The Conversation Exercise; Dovetail; Avoid Psychological Crosses; Look Before Crossing; Entrances and Exits; Ease into the Play; Confiding; Break Up the Line; Real-Life Models; Costumes Help; Look to the Response; Beware of Eyeballing; Stay in Touch; A Focus Trick; Loading; Time Deadlines; Get Caught in the Act; Explore the Contrary Impulse; Just Say It; Negative Choices Are a No-No; Don't Bring Coals to Newcastle; Be a Good Liar; Leave the Emotions Alone.
- Don't DenyIt's Okay to Laugh; Surprises; Break the Patterns; Releasing Pauses; Change the Circumstances; What's Going On?; One Thing at a Time; Make It Hot; Make It Unimportant; The Impulse Exercise; Transformation; Translate; Get Physical; Respect the Itch; Become a Director; Scenes Are Built Around Conflict; Add Up Your Lines; Get to It; Physicalize Your Intentions; Find the Main Event; Give Yourself Somewhere to Go; Maybe, Kinda, Sorta . . .; Interrogations; Similarities and Differences; Run Away from Confrontation; Don't Let the Neighbors Hear; Get It Over With; Are You Ahead of Yourself?
- Blow It OutConventional Behavior; Connect the Dots; Stay Out of Your Head; Skip the Beginning; Flirting; Break the Mood; Follow Through; Stalling; Face-Offs; It's Called a Play; Get Off the Train; Join the Audience; Parallelism; Amplification; Easy or Difficult?; Flip-Flops; Rehearse in Public; The Silent Improv; Detail the Environment; It's a 3-D World; It's No Big Deal; Quick Bargains; Shut Us Out; CLASSICAL TEXT TIPS; Know What You're Saying; Avoid Stressing Pronouns; Common Sense Works; Look for Lists; Find the Juju Word; What Did They Say?; Look for the Argument; Be Wary of Punctuation.
- Beware of AnnotationsVocal Range; It's All the Same; Round the Corner; Steal from Yourself; Are You Talkin' Funny?; Start Slowly; Are You Sure It's a Soliloquy?; MONOLOGUE TIPS; Don't Eyeball the Wall; Start to Yourself; Set Up Off-Center; Eliminate the Prep; WORDS OF WISDOM; Acting Maxims; QUICK REFERENCE; Tips at a Glance; Acknowledgments; About the Author.