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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If at all times the actor is talking about something real , then the audience can
hear that in the words . They don ' t know what the substitution is ; that is , they
don ' t know what truth is being spoken , but they hear truth being spoken .
I often hear directors describe characters in terms of what they are not . “ Stephen
is not a good employee . ” “ Angel probably doesn ' t have boyfriends . ” As soon
as I hear statements like that , I turn them into questions : Is Stephen good at his ...
The purpose is to generate excitement about the project , to allow the actors to
begin bonding with each other and the material , and to hear the words spoken .
You need to introduce people ( or ask them to introduce themselves ) and you ...
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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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