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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Here is the crux of this sometimes painful, often frustrating but potentially
exhilarating relationship: the director is the viewer and the actor is the viewed.
The actor is exposed, vulnerable. The success of his contribution hinges on his
ability and ...
She could even substitute for the ex-husband a person she met in a store
yesterday; that would give the relationship less emotional investment, and thus a
different attitude. This would create an adjustment that she's gotten over the ...
An object can also be a kind of emotional lightning rod, to keep a relationship
from coming across too dead-on. Once in a class two students were enacting the
confrontation scene from “I Never Sang for My Father.” The student playing the ...
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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