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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User Review  - Sam - Goodreads

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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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

An excellent resource for directing actors. Two thumbs up. Recommended in USC SCA Grad school. Check it out. Ms. Weston love trying to stretch your mind. If you get annoyed by it, just start skimming through and you'll still get a lot out of it. 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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