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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They serve our social needs to summarize, to intellectualize emotion, to
categorize experience. They are a shortcut, a social necessity, a step removed
from primary experience. Primary experience is the experience of our five senses
, what we ...
ACTORS' RESOURCES AND TRAINING "I...build on my own experience, on that
of others – on everything I have heard and seen...The day Ingmar gives me the
manuscript he also gives me the right to feel that henceforward I understand the ...
reason an actor uses his own life and experience is not that his particular life and
hard times are any more significant or worthy of note than anyone else's. The
goal of using personal experience as an acting resource is not self-indulgence
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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