Free to Act An Integrated Approach to Acting

ISBN-10: 0205378234
ISBN-13: 9780205378234
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
Authors: Mira Felner
List price: $139.00
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Book details

List price: $139.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/6/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Each chapter concludes with a summary
Preface
Acknowledgments
Exercises
Introduction
The Nature of the Dramatic Situation
Acting in the Dramatic Situation
Understanding Acting Technique
Acting Through Improvisation
Preparing The Body To Act
Centering
Center
Kinesthetic Awareness
Relaxation
Alignment
Respiration
Balance, Coordination, Flexibility, and Strength
Rediscovering Center
The Actor's Neutral
Voice
Feeling the Voice
The Process of Vocal Production
Sound and Speech
Taking Pleasure from Sound
Opening the Vocal Passage
Resonance
Articulation
Sound and Emotion
Sound and Movement Integration
Words and Feelings
Harnessing Energy
Energized Performance
Life Energy and Theatrical Energy
Enlarging Expression
Centering and Energy
Directing Energy
Purpose, Concentration, and Energy
Environment as Physical Energy
Character and Energy
Developing Trust Through Physical Sharing
Breaking Down Barriers
Eliminating the Fear of Touching
Surrendering Physical Control
Shaping and Sharing and Improvisation
The Warm-Up
Getting Focused
Creating the Warm-Up
Group Warm-Ups
Relating the Warm-Up to the Work
Embodying The Dramatic Situation
Communicating on Stage
Listening and Taking In
Personalizing
Personalization and Subtext
Given Circumstances
Physicalizing the Given Circumstances
Justification Through Given Circumstances
Improvising the Given Circumstances
Integrating the Given Circumstances
Endowing the Given Circumstances with Emotional Meaning
Objectives and Actions
Objectives and Action Verbs
Objectives Reflect Character and Circumstances
Objectives and Obstacles
Objectives and Actions as Tactical Adjustments
Inner Action
Integrating Technique
The Psycho-Physical Connection
Psychophysical Action
Inner Action Justifies Physical Action
Making Strong Physical Action Choices
Speech Is Action
Action, Movement and Gesture
Action Before Emotion or Emotions Before Action?
Understanding The Script
Reading a Play for Performance
The Process of Interpretation
The Story
Plot
Superobjective and Dramatic Action
Character and Dramatic Action
Theme
Style
Genre
Tempo and Rhythm
The Scene as Microcosm of the Play
Entering Your Character's World
Discovering Your Character's Environment
Who--The Start of the Search for Psychology of Character
Writing a Character Biography
The Psychological Past as Action in the Present
Scoring the Scene
Determining Objectives
Beats and Moments
Scoring the Beats
Scoring the Action
Line Readings as Spoken Action
Building Beats and Actions into a Scene
The Integrated Process
Creating a Character
Thinking

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