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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It ' s better to do it wrong than to do it right ! ” He would then ask the student , “
Okay , what ' s the right way to play your role ? ” And she would say ( for instance
) , “ Lady Macbeth is very angry and contemptuous of her husband because he ' s
But , to be blunt , there are some actors who claim to work " instinctively , " and
pride themselves on never having had an acting lesson , who are capable of
better — that is , more specific — work . The purpose of technique is not to
smother or ...
When this happens you should listen with an open mind to the actor ' s ideas ;
they may turn out to be as valid as yours , or they may even be better . If you can
tell the difference between this situation and the situation ( above ) in which the ...
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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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