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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In a sense memory exercise the actor recalls physical sensation. She allows the
memory to occur physically (in her body) rather than intellectually (in her mind). In
a beginning sense memory exercise a student holds in her hands an object, ...
The exercise must be carefully supervised, to make sure the participants are
speaking out of true impulse, not because they think it is time for them to come up
with something, or because they feel a need to entertain those who are watching
You needn't feel that you have to take notes, however; you can let the exercise be
an experience, rather than information. If it starts to feel boring that means you're
doing it mechanically, so take a break and go on to another script analysis tool.
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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