Acting that Matters

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Allworth Press, 2004 - Performing Arts - 222 pages
An invaluable resource for anyone wanting his or her acting to matter, this groundbreaking guide defies most modern acting methods by rejecting emotion as an acting tool. With the advice in this book, actors will see beyond the prevailing "objective-obstacle" approach and look primarily to the text the playwright provides. Actors learn how to dissect a text for key words and phrases, as well as how to score a script, find proper tempo and rhythm, modulate volume and intensity, use theatrical stillness effectively, find beat actions, listen to their acting partners, and much more. Expert tips are also provided for auditioning, cold reading, and taking direction.

• For both working and aspiring actors and acting teachers

• Serves up a new approach to acting

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Actors have never lacked for instructional books, and these latest additions to the field by teachers Moss (Hollywood and New York City) and Pineo (Austin, TX) illustrate the variety of choices ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Barry Pineo is the leader of the Austin Acting Workshop and a theater critic for the Austin Chronicle. He lives in Round Rock, TX.

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