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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Beat 2 : from “ Stephen , that ' s a paper cup . ... Beat 3 : consists of Angel ' s line ,
“ Stephen . ... We could say that Beats 3 and 4 are one beat , that Angel brings up
the subject of their names by using the name Stephen three times in a row ...
ness The subject of the first beat is a deficiency of Angel ' s — her lateness . The
subject of the second beat is a deficiency of Stephen ' s , brought up by Angel .
Niaybe the event here is that she gets back at him for making a fuss about her ...
Now what about Small Beat 9 ? I ' m starting to feel that the central event of the
scene is “ a threat of desertion ” — i . e . , Angel ' s discovery of Stephen ' s
imminent departure . So perhaps the Third Major Beat consists of Small Beats 9
and 10 ...
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Review: Directing ActorsUser 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
Review: Directing ActorsUser 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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