The actor at work
For more than thirty years, the highly acclaimedThe Actor at Workhas offered readers a thorough look at the underlying principles of the acting process. Centered on the concept of action,The Actor at Workcovers all the major skills of the actor, including voice, speech, movement, analysis and role-playing. Using many ideas from contemporary psychology and various physical and spiritual disciplines, this text helps readers uncover and develop the actors within themselves, as it encourages self-discovery through participatory activities and exercises.
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A. R. Gurney acting alignment Amanda Arthur Miller aspects attitude audience audition automatic awareness beat change become begin behavior blocking body breath stream camera CARLA central conflict character character's action choice Constantin Stanislavski create crisis David Mamet develop director dramatic function Dramatists Play Service dual consciousness example EXERCISE experience explore express feel fellow actors film and television focus gestures Glass Menagerie immediate objective important impulse inner Joseph Bologna language Laura LESSON Mamet meaning move movement muscles natural Neil Simon partner performance person physical playwright produce qualities rehearsal relationship Renee Taylor response rhythm Robert De Niro role Salesman Samuel French scene objective score script sense sequence shape situation skills someone sound speak specific stage Stanislavski called stimulus story subtext superobjective Tennessee Williams theater things thought through-line tion traits understand vocal voice Willy Loman Willy's words writer York