An actor's craft : the art and technique of acting /

"An Actor's Craft is a handbook for acting students that provides critical approaches and guidance.Speaking passionately about the art of acting, David Krasner illuminates the multifaceted job of an actor. Combining technique with personal examples, he demonstrates how to achieve excellenc...

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Author / Creator:Krasner, David, 1952-
Imprint:Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Description:vii, 216 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Acting.
PERFORMING ARTS / Acting & Auditioning.
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Stagecraft.
Acting.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8678599
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ISBN:9780230275522 (hbk.)
0230275524 (hbk.)
9780230275539 (pbk.)
0230275532 (pbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"An Actor's Craft is a handbook for acting students that provides critical approaches and guidance.Speaking passionately about the art of acting, David Krasner illuminates the multifaceted job of an actor. Combining technique with personal examples, he demonstrates how to achieve excellence in performance, how to recognize quality acting, and how to use the technique of acting in an advanced way"--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents:
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  • Introduction: What is Acting?
  • THE INSTRUMENT, PART ONE: PREPARING MIND AND BODY
  • Preparation: Relaxation, Concentration, & Breathing
  • Vocal Dynamics & Vocal Variety
  • Physical Dynamics: Michael Chekhov, Animal Exercises & Specificity
  • Personalizing: Sense & Emotion Memory
  • THE INSTRUMENT, PART TWO: PASSION AND INSPIRATION
  • Secrets & Sources
  • Physicalization & Analysis Through Action
  • Actions & Six Basic Actions
  • Improvisation & Jazz Acting: "I don't feel it the same way every time"
  • THE INSTRUMENT, PART THREE: PERFORMING THE ROLE
  • Living Through & Interstitial Scenes
  • Lying & Denial
  • The Role: Psychological Gesture, Homework & Rehearsal
  • Conclusion.