Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances for Film and Television
This is essential reading for anyone interested in directing or acting. Judith Weston's brilliance is to recognize that directors, actors, writers, and technicians are involved in a process that is at essence a collaboration. In order for them to have the best shot at creating something true and meaningful, they must share a language and a method of exchange that fosters creative cooperation. Weston rightly sees the director as the central figure in inspiring the energy of a production's harmony. She advises the prospective director on every aspect of a stage or film production, showing how the director can draw the best performances possible from actors. -- From Amazon.com.
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The idea was that by selecting an event with a significant emotional charge, and
by practicing to revisit the sensory life surrounding that event, an actor could
bring herself back, at will, to the emotional life of the event. Substitution is a ...
2) It causes the actor to bring the role down to himself instead of bring himself up
to the role. In other words, the ... 3) In Strasberg classes students practice an
affective memory that brings them to tears, anger, or fear a certain number of
Angel brings it up. Beat 3: consists of Angel's line, “Stephen. What're ya gonna
get with your cigarette coupons, Stephen? Stephen?” Subject: his cigarette
coupons. Angel brings it up. Beat 4: from “How many times...” to “I hate Mabel.”
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Anyone who is interested in working with actors should read this book; It's one of my the very best books I've read on the subject. Read full review