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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Their technique is invisible, they seem to "become" the character, they seem to
speak and move out of the character's impulses and needs, ... They don't look
rehearsed, they seem to be speaking their own words, they seem to be
3) Don't move or speak unless you feel like it. This idea is not the same ... actors
allowed to roam. This notion of not moving or speaking unless the actor feels like
it rather has to do with giving the actor permission to follow an interior sense of ...
First I ask the female actor to go out of the room, and I speak to the male actor. I
tell him that six months ago he graduated from medical school on a scholarship,
and has chosen to take his internship in the public assistance hospital of a large
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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