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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She did it her way and that was that." "How do I establish credibility with the
actors on the first day of rehearsal?" "Sometimes I can tell that something is
untruthful or not working, but then I don't know what to do." "How much should I
He depends on the director to stand in for the audience and to tell him whether
his efforts succeed; he cannot evaluate his own performance. His central paradox
is that this dependence frees him. You are the one who gets to say, who has to ...
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
city far from his home. Interns work extraordinarily long shifts, at low pay, with ...
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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