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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Okay , I believe you . What I don ' t believe is that you can never know the impulse
to do such - and - such . Every one of us carries somewhere inside us the
impulse ( perhaps so deeply buried that it will never express itself in behavior ) to
The most important thing to understand about choosing an objective is not to get
stuck making us believe the truth of the words spoken . If I say , " I really want you
to understand this , " my intention is probably not to have you believe that I want ...
they had a great sense of belief , a great will to believe in their characters , and a
will to make us believe with them . All actors , no matter what techniques of script
analysis and preparation they favor , to one extent or another , exercise belief in ...
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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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