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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The kinds of images that speak to the actor are 1 ) the images of the text , that is ,
the images created by the words of the script , and 2 ) the images that the actor
brings to the script , which become the images of the script ' s subworld . To give ...
This image could be connected to the imaginative circumstances of the frontier
setting of the story . ... Other images outside the writing may be the images of the
character ' s world that characterize the period and culture he lives in , his social ...
with images , it ' s just true . That ' s why they are such a useful directing tool .
Franco Zeffirelli gave Glenn Close this image for her portrayal of Gertrude in “
Hamlet ” : " The walls of the castle are filled with her perfume . " Images are 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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