Acting One

ISBN-10: 0073514160

ISBN-13: 9780073514161

Edition: 5th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Robert Cohen

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Used to teach beginning acting on more campuses than any other text,Acting Onecovers the basic elements of realistic acting in twenty-eight lessons – all based on experiential exercises. The text covers basic skills such as talking, listening, tactical interplay, physicalizing, building scenes, and making good choices.
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Book details

List price: $111.94
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 1/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.166

Preface
Acting One
Introduction
Preparation For Acting
Preparing to Act Relaxation
Exercise 1-1 Relaxation
Trust
Exercise 1-2 Spine Lengthening
Exuberance
Exercise 1-3 BAM-POW, Dance, Sing
Discipline
Criticism
A Playful Attitude
Freedom
Preparation
What Is Acting? Exercise 2-1 Pledge Your Allegiance to a Flag
The Actor's Approach
Goal and Obstacle Fundamental Principle
Exercise 3-1 Reaching
Exercise 3-2 Reaching for Goals
Exercise 3-3 Overcoming an Obstacle
Self-Consciousness
Exercise 3-4 Doing vs. Being
Projection
Exercise 3-5 Resonating
Exercise 3-6 Resonating (A Continuation)
Exercise 3-7 Goals
Acting with the "Other" The Other
Exercise 4-1 Making Your Partner Smile
Interactive Dynamics
Exercise 4-2 Vulnerability
Exercise 4-3 Discovery
The Character
Tactics
Exercise 4-4 Using Tactics
Exercise 4-5 One Two Three Four Five Six Seven
Monologues
Exercise 4-6 Inventing the Other
Beginning to Act Contentless Scene
Exercise 5-1 Contentless Scene I
Intensifiers
Exercise 5-2 Intensifying
Physicalizers
Exercise 5-3 Varying Locale or Action
Exercise 5-4 Contentless Scene II
Tactics Punishment and Reward
Playing Tactics
Exercise 6-1 Frighten Your Partner
Exercise 6-2 Building Intensity
Exercise 6-3 Try to Make Your Partner Cry
Exercise 6-4 Movement and Contact
Exercise 6-5 Encourage Your Partner
Alternating Tactics
Exercise 6-6 Mixing Tactics
The Middle Ranges
Exercise 6-7 Eliminating the Extremes
Expectations Expecting Victory
Exercise 7-1 Playing Bored
Positive Goals
Exercise 7-2 Enthusiasm
Exercise 7-3 Try the Impossible
Eye Contact
Exercise 7-4 Tactics and Expectations
GOTE A Basic Method
"Get Your Character's GOTE"
Exercise 8-1 The GOTEsheet
The Actor's Task
Preparing a Role Finding Your Role
Finding Your "Character"
Editing a Scene
Memorization Methods
Cues: Action Cues and Line Cues
Studying the Part
Exercise 9-1 The Gentleman Caller I
Rehearsing Rehearsals
Undirected Rehearsals
Rehearsal Alternatives
Exercise 10-1 The Gentleman Caller II
Staging the Scene Stage Directions
Creating the Locale
Movement and Stage Business
Interesting Positions
Reaching the Audience
Exercise 11-1 Setting the Stage
Choices The Need for Choices
Good Choices
Exercise 12-1 Bold Choices
Performing Stage Fright
Classroom Performance
Play for Results--In the Other Character!
Evaluation and Improvement Helpful Criticism
Reworking
Exercise 14-1 Scene Presentation
The Actor's Instrument
The Actor's Voice Breathing
Exercise 15-1 Breathing from the Abdomen
Phonation: Making Sounds
Exercise 15-2 Sounding
Resonance
Exercise 15-3 Exploring Resonance
Pitch
Exercise 15-4 Exploring Your Pitch Range
A Stageworthy Voice
Exercise 15-5 Speaking with Resonance
Stage Speech Good Diction
Speech Sounds
Exercise 16-1 Vowels
Exercise 16-2 Repeating Syllables
Exercise 16-3 Consonants
Exercise 16-4 Speeches
Using Your Voice Liberation
Exercise 17-1 Rude Chants
Exercise 17-2 Rude Cheering
Exercise 17-3 Fancy Talk
Exercise 17-4 Address a Group
Purposefulness
Exercise 17-5 Adding Purpose
The Actor's Body Agility
Exercise 18-1 Fast Warm-Up
Alignment
Exercise 18-2 Improving Alignment
Walking
Exercise 18-3 Sixteen Walks
Exercise 18-4 Walk and Talk
Sitting and Standing
Exercise 18-5 Walk, Talk, Sit
Velocity: Accelerating, Decelerating, and Constant
Exercise 18-6 Acceleration/Deceleration
Counterpoise
Exercise 18-7 Contraposto
Exercise 18-8 Contraction/Extension
The Dynamics of Effort
Exercise 18-9 Distinct Movements
Exercise
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