Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances for Film and Television

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M. Wiese Productions, 1996 - Performing Arts - 314 pages
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

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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



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Judith Weston, who lives in Los Angeles, has taught ""Acting for Directors"" for over a decade throughout the U.S. and Europe, and is the author of the best-selling book, Directing Actors.

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