Tackling Text A Step-by-Step Guide for Actors

ISBN-10: 185459799X

ISBN-13: 9781854597991

Edition: 2008

Authors: Barbara Houseman

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This is an intensely practical handbook for students, actors, and teachers on how to cope with text, character, and situation. Barbara Houseman's method is to state a precept and devise an exercise to explore it. The result is a book with a practical exercise on almost every page.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Nick Hern Books, Limited
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction and Basics
Why Read This Book?: How This Book Can Help You
Where Do I Start?: The Basics
Are There Any Golden Rules?: The Three Connections
What Do I Say and How Do I Say It?: Handling Modern Text
And How the Hell Do I Say This?: Handling Classical Text
Who Am I?: Building Your Character
Where Am I and When?: Establishing Time and Place
What Do I Want?: Identifying Your Character's Objectives
What's Been Going on Before?: Fleshing Out the Back Story
What's Going on Now?: Exploring the Internal Dynamics of a Scene
Helpful Extras
How Do I Stop Sabotaging Myself?: Dealing with the Inner Critic
How Do I Share the Work Truthfully?: Transferring from Rehearsal to Performance
How Do I Convince Them?: Handling Auditions and Castings
What Do I Do When ...?: Troubleshooting
And What About ...?: Extra Notes on Classical Text
And Where Will I Find That?: The Exercise Finder
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