Actor's Alchemy Finding the Gold in the Script

ISBN-10: 0879103833

ISBN-13: 9780879103835

Edition: 2011

Authors: Bruce Miller
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Description: An actor's script is both a gold mine, and the map to discovering it: if properly read, a script will reveal its riches to you. Unfortunately, most actors never learn to efficiently read the map, or master how to convert what they find in a script into playable gold. Why? Because this aspect of the acting process is seldom taught in a simple and tangible way in the classroom or studio. Acting can - and should - be more than guesswork and instinct. Actor's Alchemy: Finding the Gold in Your Script examines the relationship between the script and what an actor ultimately does on the stage or on screen. Here is a straightforward guide filled with useful information to help actors learn to use their scripts in a specific and analytical way to solve the problems of the scene and bring their elusive characters to life. In learning how to decipher the script, actors will be equipped to make the choices that lead to delivering a gold performance.

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 2/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 194
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction
Acting on the Script
Mining for Physical Action
Digging for the Story
Collecting the Story Pieces
Sifting for Character
Reading the Map-Script to Gold
Following the Map-Conflict to Objectives
Objective Playing-Tool Number One
M-Ore on Objectives
Finding the Smaller Nuggets
Analysis, Action, and Listening for Gold
Processing the Gold-A Review
Assaying the Gold
Acknowledgments
Glossary of Acting Terms
Bibliography
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