How to Get the Part... Without Falling Apart! Featuring the Haber Phrase Technique for Actors

ISBN-10: 1580650147
ISBN-13: 9781580650144
Edition: 1999
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 10/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Foreword
Audition Story
Acknowledgments
Prologue
Getting Out of Your Own Way
You Are Your Own Worst Enemy
Audition Story
Your Friend, The Casting Director
The Success/Failure Syndrome
It's a Numbers Game
It's Out of Your Control
Commitment, Commitment, Commitment
How You Present Yourself
Audition Story
First Impressions
Should You Enter as the Character or as Yourself?
Audition Story
Photographs (Head Shots)
Resumes
Resume Layout
The Big Taboo--Don't Touch The Casting Director!
It's Never How You Expect It To Be
Use What You're Not Given
Stop Apologizing for Yourself
Coming From the Character's Point of View (POV)
The Actor's Barometer
The Interview
Audition Story
Audition Story
The Interview
Taking in the Room
What They Really Want To Know
Audition Story
Guide to a Healthy Instrument
Audition Story
Audition Story
A Healthy Instrument
That Old Backpack
The Five Ego States
Turn Up the Volume!
Breaking Down the Scene
Relationship
Audition Story
Types of Relationships
Scene Excerpt--Thelma and Louise
Relationship QandA
Changing Relationships
Scene Excerpt--Thelma and Louise
Relationship Contract--Hannah and Her Sisters
Scene Excerpt--Hannah and Her Sisters
Applying the Relationship Contract
Siblings: Where is Your Character in the Food Chain?
Love Relationships
Stages of a Love Relationship
Intention
Audition Story
Second Read-Through
Scene Excerpt--Thelma and Louise
Action Verbs
Opposing Adjectives
Physical Behavior
Obstacles
Types of Obstacles
Scene Excerpt--Julia
Adjustments
Scene Excerpt--The Silence of the Lambs
Key Phrase
History
Audition Story
Creating the Past
Scene Excerpt--The Goodbye Girl
Different Histories
Scene Excerpt--In the Line of Fire
Personalization
Audition Story
Personalizing Thoughts and Feelings
Senses and Imagery
Blood and Guts
Stanislavski's Magical "As If"
Substitution
Scene Excerpt--Thelma and Louise
V.I.P.S.
Audition Story
Scene Excerpt--Beaches
Scene Excerpt--Beaches
Opening Beat
Audition Story
The Five "W's"
Where Am I?
When Does the Opening Beat Take Place?
Scene Excerpt--Kramer vs. Kramer
Who Else Is in the Environment?
What Am I Feeling?
What Is My Physical Action?
Scene Excerpt--Thelma and Louise
"Help, I'm Next!"
Units and Transitions
Audition Story
Scene Excerpt--Thelma and Louise
Scene Excerpt--The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Baby Beats
Adjustments
Scene Excerpt--The Goodbye Girl
Closing Beats
Core and Masking
Audition Story
Layers of Core and Masking
Period Pieces
Masking With Anger
Masking With Indifference
Masking With Humor
The Vulnerable Moment
Scene Excerpt--Thelma and Louise
Scene Excerpt--Ordinary People
Sense of Humor
Audition Story
Personality
Breaking the Stereotypes
Humor vs. Lightness
Action/Adventure Films
Buddy Films
Scene Excerpt--Thelma and Louise
Likability
Daytime Dramas (Soaps)
Moment to Moment
Audition Story
Tennis, Anyone?
The Coverup
Mistakes Are Your Friends
Crazy Things That Throw You
Audition Story
Audition Story
Audition Story
Audition Story
Audition Story
Audition Story
Audition Story
The Callback Syndrome
Making Adjustments
Sample Scene Breakdown
Audition Story
Meeting Gene Hackman
Scene Excerpt--I Never Sang for My Father
First Read
Second Read
Third Read
Scene Excerpt--I Never Sang for My Father
The Haber Phrase Technique
Reading in Phrases
Audition Story
The Trap of Memorizing
Developing the Phrase Technique
The Haber Phrase Technique
Putting the Technique into Practice-- L.A. Law Closing Argument
Scene Excerpt--L.A. Law
Put your Thumb into Action
"That Darn Paper"
Commonly Asked Questions Regarding the Technique
Using the Haber Phrase Technique in a Scene
Audition Story
Audition Story
There's No Such Thing as a Monologue
Working with a Partner
Landings
Resolutions
Comedy Resolutions
Scene Excerpt--Thieves
When Do You Get Your Next Line?
Scene Excerpt--I Never Sang for My Father
When to Turn the Page
Repetitive Phrases
Eye-Staring Contest
Throw It Away!
Joining Sentences
Putting It Together--I Never Sang for My Father
Scene Excerpt--I Never Sang for My Father
Don't Lose Your Life!
Silence is Golden
The State of Confusion
Words from the Pros
Meet the Pros Seminar
Audition Story
Do's and Don'ts
Audition Story
Pictures and Resumes
Agents and Managers
Getting in the Door
Preparation
The Audition
Callbacks
Screen Tests
Feedback
Afterword: An Interview with ED Asner
Epilogue
About the Authors

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