Acting with Adler

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2000 - Performing Arts - 191 pages
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The figure of Stella Adler towers high among the acting teachers in American theatre. Her methods of training, her principles of acting and her analyses of modern plays comprise a legacy for those who follow her. This text is based chiefly of notes taken during three years under her direction.
 

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Contents

Introduction
15
The Development of the Actor
28
Spiritual Standards
36
Physical Standards
40
Voice
46
The Resources of the Actor
51
The Life of the Imagination
59
The Life of Ideas
64
Inner Action
113
Verbal Action
118
Physical Action
124
The Emotion in Action
128
Characterization Who the Actor Becomes
132
Character According to Type
136
Individualizing the Character
141
Coloring the Individual
149

The Life of Materials
71
Properties
76
Action What the Actor Does
79
Simple Doing
84
Complication of the Doing
88
Circumstances around the Doing
91
Attitude while Doing
100
Justification of the Doing
103
The Theme in Action
107
The Anatomy of Action
110
Heightening Character
154
Character According to Society
159
The Greeks
160
The Clergy
163
The Aristocracy
165
The Peasantry
166
The Middle Class
169
Text What the Actor Knows
173
A Stella Adler Chronology
189
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