Respect for Acting (Google eBook)
Respect for Acting
"This fascinating and detailed book about acting is Miss Hagen'scredo, the accumulated wisdom of her years spent in intimatecommunion with her art. It is at once the voicing of her exactingstandards for herself and those she [taught], and an explanation ofthe means to the end."
"Hagen adds to the large corpus of titles on acting with vividdicta drawn from experience, skill, and a sense of personal andprofessional worth. Her principal asset in this treatment is hertruly significant imagination. Her 'object exercises' display awealth of detail with which to stimulate the student preparing ascene for presentation."
"Uta Hagen's Respect for Acting . . . is a relatively small book.But within it, Miss Hagen tells the young actor about as much ascan be conveyed in print of his craft."
--Los Angeles Times
"There are almost no American actors uninfluenced by Uta Hagen."
"This is a textbook for aspiring actors, but working thespians canprofit much by it. Anyone with just a casual interest in thetheater should also enjoy its behind-the-scenes flavor."
--King Features Syndicate
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Review: Respect for ActingUser Review - Michelle Bizzell - Goodreads
Overall, a pretty good resource for acting advice. has some great exercises to work on by yourself it you aren't in a show. Read full review
Review: Respect for ActingUser Review - Mike - Goodreads
Hagen discusses a particular style of acting which is very detailed and thorough, so it's not directed at amateur actors as much as professionals. I didn't finish the book, but the good deal that I ... Read full review
The Fourth Wall
Talking to Yourself
Walking and Talking
Improvisation Chapter 10 Reality
PART TWO The Object Exercises
The Basic Object Exercise
Accents and Dialects