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 kinds of images that speak to the actor are 1) the images of the text, that is,
the images created by the words of the script, and 2) the images that the actor
brings to the script, which become the images of the script's subworld. To give
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An actor keeps an inventory of the different kinds of drunkenness he has seen –
quiet drunks, sloppy drunks, happy drunks, angry drunks —and can create a
particular physicalization for the kind of drunk he feels a particular character is.
Affective memory has for some people a kind of "black magic" status, and they
sometimes have violent objections to it. The good things about affective memory
are that it makes memory (a resource all actors use, one way or another) sensory
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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