Lee Strasberg Notes

ISBN-10: 0415551862

ISBN-13: 9780415551861

Edition: 2010

Authors: Lola Cohen

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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/26/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

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Training and exercises
Lee Strasberg on training
Lee Strasberg on relaxation and concentration
Lee Strasberg on habits and conditioning
Relaxation exercise
Relaxing in the chair
Releasing tension
Use of sound
Abstract or additional movement
Sense memory exercises
Lee Strasberg on sense memory
Sequence of sense memory exercises
Breakfast drink
Mirror/make-up or shaving
Three pieces of material
Putting on and taking off shoes and socks or stockings
Sharp pain
Sharp taste and sharp smell
Overall sensations
Personal objects
Combinations of exercises
Private moment exercise
Emotional memory exercise
Lee Strasberg on emotional memory
Choosing the experience or event
Performing the exercise
The distinction between sense memory and emotional memory
Animal exercise
Song and dance exercise
Movement with sound exercise
Voice exercises
Voice exercise 1
Voice exercise 2
Voice exercise 3
Characters and scenes
Creating the character
Given circumstances
Creating imaginary realities with sense and emotional memory
Words and lines
Speaking out
The problem of repetition
Working with the director
Scene critiques
Directing and the Method
Achieving your vision
Working with the actor
The set
The process of rehearsal
Reading rehearsals
Blocking and memorizing lines
Line rehearsals and run throughs
Dress rehearsal
Opening nights
Group/mass scenes
Directors' work with amateur actors
Directors' work with playwrights
Directing in the cinema
Lee Strasberg on great directors
Eugene Vakhtangov
Vsevolod Meyerhold
David Belasco
Lee Strasberg on film directors
Avant-garde directors
Directing dance
Books on directing
Lee Strasberg on Shakespeare and Stanislavski
Lee Strasberg on the theater, acting, and actors
The origin of the Method
Historical controversy over Method acting
The origin of the Method in American theater
Edmund Kean
William Macready
Edwin Booth
Henry Irving
The Italians: Tommaso Salvini and Giovanni Grasso
Eleanora Duse and Sarah Bernhardt
Anton Chekhov
Michael Chekhov
Emil Jannings
John Barrymore
Louise Brooks
Paul Muni
Bertolt Brecht
Kim Stanley
Patricia Neal
Recognition of talent in the theater
Acting: cinema vs stage
Courage in the theater
Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute recommended reading on theater
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