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Actor's Checklist Creating the Complete Character

ISBN-10: 1133308651
ISBN-13: 9781133308652
Edition: 4th 2014
Authors: Rosary O'Neill
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Description: Based on the Constantin Stanislavki method of acting, THE ACTOR'S CHECKLIST examines Stanislavki's eight principles in an easily understood checklist format. This exciting acting guide also includes insights from other famous acting teachers,  More...

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List price: $41.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.50" long x 0.35" tall
Weight: 0.792

Based on the Constantin Stanislavki method of acting, THE ACTOR'S CHECKLIST examines Stanislavki's eight principles in an easily understood checklist format. This exciting acting guide also includes insights from other famous acting teachers, including Uta Hagen, Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg, Michael Chekov, and Stella Adler. Providing techniques for use in both classroom and production situations, this edition features new chapters on time, place, and history, as well as a new appendix that covers movement and vocal warmups.

Anne Walthall is Professor of Japanese History at the University of California, Irvine. She has published numerous journal articles in English, French, and Japanese. Her monographs include SOCIAL PROTEST AND POPULAR CULTURE IN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY JAPAN (Association for Asian Studies, 1986), PEASANT UPRISINGS IN JAPAN: A CRITICAL ANTHOLOGY OF PEASANT HISTORIES (University of Chicago Press, 1991), and THE WEAK BODY OF A USELESS WOMAN: MATSUO TASEKO AND THE MEIJI RESTORATION (University of Chicago Press, 1998). In addition, she edited THE HUMAN TRADITION IN MODERN JAPAN (Scholarly Resources, 2002) and SERVANTS OF THE DYNASTY: PALACE WOMEN IN WORLD HISTORY (University of California Press, 2008) as well as co-edited WOMEN AND CLASS IN JAPANESE HISTORY (University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies, 1999) and RECREATING JAPANESE MEN (University of California Press, 2011). She received her Ph.D. from The University of Chicago in 1979.Rosary O'Neill is the author of 21 plays most published by Samuel French, Inc. O'Neill was founding artistic director at Southern Rep Theater from 1987 to 2002. Her play "Uncle Victor" won a signing at the Consulate General Germany in New York in 2011. Recent playwriting fellowships include: the Norman Mailer House, Cape Cod, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts (Sweetbriar fellow), and the Sanskriti residency near New Delhi, India. O'Neill also was a Fulbright fellow to Germany and Paris. She is a fellow of the Actors Studio Workshop and Linsey Abrams Advanced Writing workshop. Her plays have been featured in Rattlestick Theatre, NYC; American Center, Paris; Chamber Theatre, Budapest, and the Brotfabrik Theatre, Bonn. She is playwright-in-residence at the National Arts Club, where her recent work has been developed.

Preface
Introduction
Objective
What Is Drama?
What Is an Objective?
Opposing Objectives
Objectives in Each Relationship
Rehearsing Objectives
Checklist
Final Projects
Action
What Is an Action?
Finding Action in Scripts
Rehearsals
Improvisation
Checklist
Final Projects
Obstacle
What Is an Obstacle?
Discovering Obstacles
Rehearsing Obstacles
Checklist
Final Projects
Inner Image
What Is an Inner Image?
Sending Inner Images
Checklist
Final Projects
Score
What Is a Score?
Finding the Elements
Scoring and Rehearsing
What Is Homework on Conflict?
Checklist
Final Projects
Character
What Is Character?
Observation
Character Analysis
Physical Traits
Psychological Traits
What Is a Life Script?
Remarks
Checklist
Final Projects
Place
What Is place?
Objects
Atmosphere
Checklist
Final Projects
Time
What Is the Time?
Checklist
Final Projects
Given Circumstance
What Are Given Circumstances?
The Scene Breakdown
Checklist
Final Projects
History
How Does Background Affect Your Circumstances?
What Is a History?
Discovering the History 161
Writing the Biography
Checklist
Final Projects
Final Checklist
Auditions
What Is Casting?
Preparing for Auditions
Staging the Audition
Ending the Audition
Checklist
Sample Score
Improvisations, Games, Exercises
Actor's Vocabulary Referenced in Text
Actor's Dictionary
Scene Selections
Monologue Selections
Movement and Vocal Warm-up
Reading List

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