Acting One

ISBN-10: 076741859X

ISBN-13: 9780767418591

Edition: 4th 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Robert Cohen

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Book details

List price: $71.25
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 7/17/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Preparation for Acting
Preparing to Act Relaxation
Relaxation
Trust
Spine Lengthening
Exuberance
BAM-POW, Dance, Sing
Discipline
Criticism
A Playful Attitude
Freedom
Preparation
What Is Acting?
Pledge Your Allegiance to a Flag
The Actor''s Approach
Goal and Obstacle Fundamental Principle
Reaching
Reaching for Goals
Overcoming an Obstacle
Self-Consciousness
Doing vs. Being
Projection
Resonating
Resonating (A Continuation)
Goals
Acting with the ''Other'' The Other
Making Your Partner Smile
Interactive Dynamics
Vulnerability
Discovery
The Character
Tactics
Using Tactics
One Two Three Four Five Six Seven
Monologues
Inventing the Other
Beginning to Act Contentless Scene
Contentless Scene I
Intensifiers
Intensifying
Physicalizers
Varying Locale or Action
Contentless Scene II
Tactics Punishment and Reward
Playing Tactics
Frighten Your Partner
Building Intensity
Try to Make Your Partner Cry
Movement and Contact
Encourage Your Partner
Alternating Tactics
Mixing Tactics
The Middle Ranges
Eliminating the Extremes
Expectations Expecting Victory
Playing Bored
Positive Goals
Enthusiasm
Try the Impossible
Eye Contact
Tactics and Expectations
GOTE A Basic Method
"Get Your Character''s GOTE"
The GOTEsheet
The Actor''s Task
Preparing a Role Finding Your Role
Finding Your ''Character''
Editing a Scene
Memorization Methods
Cues
Studying the Part
The Gentleman Caller I
Rehearsing Rehearsals
Undirected Rehearsals
Rehearsal Alternatives
The Gentleman Caller II
Staging the Scene Stage Directions
Creating the Locale
Movement and Stage Business
Interesting Positions
Reaching the Audience
Setting the Stage
Choices The Need for Choices
Good Choices
Bold Choices
Performing Stage Fright
Classroom Performance
Play for Results--In the Other Character
Evaluation and Improvement Helpful Criticism
Reworking
Scene Presentation
The Actor''s Instrument
The Actor''s Voice Breathing
Breathing from the Abdomen
Phonation: Making Sounds
Sounding
Resonance
Exploring Resonance
Pitch
Exploring Your Pitch Range
A Stageworthy Voice
Speaking with Resonance
Stage Speech Good Diction
Speech Sounds
Vowels
Repeating Syllables
Consonants
Speeches
Using the Voice Liberation
Rude Chants
Rude Cheering
Fancy Talk
Address a Group
Purposefulness
Adding Purpose
The Actor''s Body Agility
Fast Warm-Up
Alignment
Improving Alignment
Walking
Sixteen Walks
Walk and Talk
Sitting and Standing
Walk, Talk, Sit
Velocity: Accelerating, Decelerating, and Constant
Acceleration/Deceleration
Counterpoise
Contraposto
Contraction/Extension
The Dynamics of Effort
Distinct Movements
To Be or Not to Be
Walking and Kicking
Voice and Body Integration Coordination
Commands
Speeches with Business
Physical Punctuation
Physical Rhythms
Verbal Rhythms
Pointing
Pointing
Tempo
Speech/Movement Timing
Actors with Disabilities
Imagination and Discipline Fantasy
Self-Exploration
Cold/Hot
Age Regression/Advancement
Facing an Imagined Death
Facing Love
Discipline
Emotion and Acting Theory Exercise 21-1 Playing (with) Real Emotion I
Self-Consciousness
Playing (with) Real Emotion II
Conclusion
The Actor''s Technique
Phrasing Diction
Open-Mouthed Speaking
A Acting with Your Teeth
B
C
Developing Diction
Repeated Sentences
Shaw Speech
Emphasis
Change of Emphasis
Punctuate with Emphasis
Inflection
Inflections
Phrasing
Attack The First Word
Physical Attack
Turn-Taking
Turn-Taking Dialog
Preparing Strong Attacks
Action Cues
Follow-Through The Hook
Questions as Questions
Statements as Questions
Making Questions
Statements as Statements
Argument-Enders
Trail-offs
Line Linkage Analyzing Dialog
Rising End-Inflections
Falling End-Inflections
Attack Inflections
Pauses
Long Speeches
Line Linking
The Long Speech
Line Linking in Practice
Scene Structure Breaking Down a Script
Choosing a Scene to Do in Class
Structural Characteristics
Transitions
Scene Breakdown
Scene Structure in Action
Building a Scene Building and Topping
Standard Build I
Standard Build II
Standard Build III
Cutting Back
Getting on Top
Pacing a Build
Complex Builds
I Detest Monday
I Detest January
Come Here
Building Moli�re
Creating a Monologue Going It Alone
The Monologue to Someone Else
The Soliloquy
Playing a Monologue or Soliloquy
Prepare a Monologue L''Envoi
Glossary
Index
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