Acting Narrative Speeches: The Actor as Storyteller

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Meriwether Pub., 2002 - Performing Arts - 445 pages
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Narrative speeches, both classical and contemporary, are used to reveal how an actor can discover the inherent energy, the essence and the subtextual colours of every word and sentences of a dramatic speech. This book clearly demonstrates that any memorable performance needs far more than acting technique alone. In eighteen chapters actor/director/teacher McDonough defines in depth how an actor can find the often overlooked subtleties that create characters with dimension and moments of heightened reality.

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Tim McDonough is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Emory University.

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