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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An actor needn ' t use the technique of affective memory or substitution or the "
magic as if " per se in order to bring his own memories and experience to bear on
a characterization . Actors have many private ways to inform their work with their
2 ) It causes the actor to bring the role down to himself instead of bring himself up
to the role . In other words ... 3 ) In Strasberg classes students practice an
affective memory that brings them to tears , anger , or fear a certain number of
to “ . . . so where ' s the problem ? ” Subject : the paper coffee cup . Angel brings it
up . Beat 3 : consists of Angel ' s line , “ Stephen . What ' re ya gonna get with your
cigarette coupons , Stephen ? Stephen ? ” Subject : his cigarette coupons .
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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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