Acting That Matters

ISBN-10: 1581153813
ISBN-13: 9781581153811
Edition: 2004
Authors: Barry Pineo
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Description: This groundbreaking guide defies most modern acting methods by rejectingmotion as an acting tool. With the help of this book, actors will see beyondhe prevailing "objective obstacle" approach and look primarily to the texthe playwright provides.  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

This groundbreaking guide defies most modern acting methods by rejectingmotion as an acting tool. With the help of this book, actors will see beyondhe prevailing "objective obstacle" approach and look primarily to the texthe playwright provides. Actors, directors, and acting teachers will learn toeparate the creative process into three distinct phases and discover howach relates to the others to create performances based in logic and truth.his volume shows actors how to find the key words and phrases, as well asechniques for "scoring" a script, finding proper tempo and rhythm,odulating volume and intensity, using theatrical stillness effectively,inding beat actions, listening to one's acting partners, and more.

A Note Before You Begin
Introduction
Analysis
Why We Are Who We Are
Craft and Technique
The Parts of a Story
Beats
Key Phrases
Key Words
Story
Defining Action
Discerning Action
Scoring Your Script
Playing the Obvious
Presentation
Tempo and Rhythm
Volume and Intensity
Movement and Stillness
Focus
Beat Actions
Activation
Plan and Process
Playing Your Action
Listening
Playing for Each Other
Emotion
Why We Are Afraid
Other Useful Stuff
Auditioning
Cold Reading
Taking Direction
Blame and Excuses
Critics
The Acting Machine
Appendixes
An Outline of a Technique for Effective Acting
A Sample Monologue Score
A Sample Scene Score
Other Stuff You Should Read
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Author

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