Acting Onstage and Off

ISBN-10: 0534637086
ISBN-13: 9780534637088
Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)
List price: $136.95
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Description: ACTING: ONSTAGE AND OFF demonstrates how offstage performance can be effectively adapted for the theatre, as well as how onstage training can be applied toward leading a full life outside the theatre. Barton's humorous and conversational writing  More...

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Book details

List price: $136.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/28/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 403
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

ACTING: ONSTAGE AND OFF demonstrates how offstage performance can be effectively adapted for the theatre, as well as how onstage training can be applied toward leading a full life outside the theatre. Barton's humorous and conversational writing style helps students learn all phases of actor training, including scene study, auditioning, observation, and mind, voice and body relaxation techniques. The use of examples from daily life instead of dramatic literature facilitates student understanding and leads to meaningful class discussion based on everyday experiences.

Robert Barton is professor emeritus of acting and continues to teach at the University of Oregon. He has performed in most of the plays of Shakespeare and has directed half of them, including the title role in a PBS production of Hamlet. He is the author of several acting texts and is co-author, with Rocco Dal Vera, of VOICE: ONSTAGE AND OFF. Robert's book STYLE FOR ACTORS was recipient of the Theatre Association's Best Book Award and he has been honored as Outstanding Acting Coach by the American College Theatre Festival. He has published numerous articles on acting, and his regular column, "Many Right Ways", appears in each edition of THE VOICE and SPEECH REVIEW. He is also the author of a new introduction to theatre text, THEATRE IN YOUR LIFE (with Annie McGregor).

Preface: Acting to Understand
Using this Text
Using this Edition
Acting Acknowledged
Relaxed Readiness: Calm Enough, Yet Energized Enough to Do Your Best
Individual Inventory: Knowing Enough About Yourself to Use Everything You Have
Stanislavski's System: A Complete Process for Characterization
Stanislavski Stretched: The System Twisted and Expanded
Truth/Technique: Balancing Spontaneity with Consistency
Scene Study: Finding Character through Script
Performance Process: What to Expect from First Audition through Closing Night
Acting Anticipated: Setting Goals for Growth and Satisfaction
My Acting History
Acting Observed
Physical Life Observation
Vocal Life Observation
Open Scene Scenarios
Open Scene Score
Stanislavski Observation
Script Analysis
Character Analysis
Audition Observation
Sample Scene: The Rehearsal

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