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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Or perhaps the familiarity of the cuffs is almost a comfort. It is via objects and
activities that a sense of period or class distinctions is grounded. People's needs
and feelings are no different throughout history and throughout social classes.
Or perhaps he puts his attention on the armholes, tighter than those of prison
blues. Or perhaps on the hat, understanding that the character would lack a
sense of where a hat would sit well on his head; wherever it sat would feel
Perhaps it is to connect with the characters and relationships; perhaps it is to get
at what is unspoken in the scene; or perhaps it is to work out physical activities.
Tell the actors your policy about stage directions. Make sure there is a clearly ...
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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