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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IMPROV Although improv is sometimes used to change or add lines of dialogue
during rehearsal (see John Schlesinger's comments in the Criterion laser disc
version of “Midnight Cowboy,” or accounts of improvisational methods director
There must be freedom and trust for improv to work. Improvis not a frivolous
undertaking; it is a sacred tool, a door to the subconscious. Whatever
unconscious material is brought to light in improv must be respected. There is no
such thing as ...
5) A parallel event or relationship An improv is an elaborate “as if.” It is an “as if"
acted out. Instead of saying, “Let's try it as if...” you actually improvise or saying, "L
. y y imp the reality of the “as if.” Let's say in your script analysis you have thought
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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