Acting: Advanced Techniques for the Actor, Director, and Teacher

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Allworth Press, 2005 - Performing Arts - 237 pages
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Honed by the author's 35 years of teaching, this advanced book offers different warm-up exercises concentrating on the actor's sense of smell, sound, sight, and touch; sensory tools for conveying the climate and environment of the text; tips for suggesting a character's physical conditions; and much more. Individual exercises will help actors to free the voice and body, create a character, find the action and condition of scenes, and explore the subconscious for effective emotional recall. Readers will also find meticulous guidelines for best using rehearsal time and preparing for in-class scene work. The foreword is written by two-time Academy Award nominee Edward Norton. Those who act, direct, or teach will not want to miss the acting lessons that have made T. Schreiber Studio a premier actor training program.

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About the author (2005)

Terry Schreiber is the founder of T. Schreiber Studio, where he has taught thousands of actors since 1969. He has directed Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including the Tony-nominated K2.

Acting: Advanced Techniques for the Actor, Director, and Teacher was completed with the help of Mary Beth Barber, who started her writing career as a political journalist, working for magazines, newspapers, and e-zines such as California Journal and OffOffOff, among others. As an actress and playwright, she has been on stages in Sacramento, San Francisco, and New York; her play Minha Rosa was produced at the New York International Fringe Festival in 1999; and her shorter plays have been read and shown in New York and California. Mary Beth is also the recipient of the prestigious Hopwood Award for short story and the Dennis McIntyre award for playwriting from the University of Michigan, her alma mater. Most recently, Mary Beth worked for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on his event-planning team, and is currently the Director of Communications for the California Arts Council.

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