Actor's Checklist Creating the Complete Character

ISBN-10: 0155061054

ISBN-13: 9780155061057

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: Rosary O'Neill

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Class-tested for more than 15 years and based on the Constantin Stanislavki method of acting, this introductory text examines Stanislavki's eight principles, presented in an easily understood checklist format. In addition to Stanislavski, this exciting acting guide includes insights by other famous acting teachers, such as Uta Hagen, Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg, Michael Chekov, and Stella Adler. This books provides techniques for use in both classroom and production situations.
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List price: $40.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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.

Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Actionp. 1
What Is an Action?p. 1
Finding Action in Scriptsp. 8
Rehearsalsp. 10
Improvisationp. 15
Checklistp. 16
Final Projectsp. 16
Objectivep. 21
What Is an Objective?p. 21
Opposing Objectivesp. 26
Objectives in Each Relationshipp. 31
Rehearsing Objectivesp. 34
Checklistp. 38
Final Projectsp. 38
Obstaclesp. 43
What Is an Obstacle?p. 43
Discovering Obstaclesp. 48
Rehearsing Obstaclesp. 57
Checklistp. 59
Final Projectsp. 59
Inner Imagesp. 61
What Is an Inner Image?p. 61
Sending Inner Imagesp. 69
Checklistp. 71
Final Projectsp. 72
The Scorep. 75
What Is a Score?p. 75
Finding the Elementsp. 77
Scoring and Rehearsingp. 84
Checklistp. 93
Final Projectsp. 94
Characterp. 97
What Is Character?p. 97
Observationp. 98
Character Analysisp. 99
Physical Traitsp. 100
Psychological Traitsp. 105
Checklistp. 110
What Is a History?p. 110
What Is a Life Script?p. 113
Discovering the Historyp. 114
Writing the Biographyp. 116
Checklistp. 117
Final Projectsp. 117
Settingp. 121
What Is the Setting?p. 121
The Timep. 122
The Placep. 135
Objectsp. 137
Atmospherep. 143
Checklistp. 145
Final Projectsp. 145
Given Circumstancesp. 149
What Are Given Circumstances?p. 149
The Scene Breakdownp. 153
Backgroundp. 165
Final Remarksp. 169
Checklistp. 171
Final Projectsp. 171
Improvisations, Games, Exercisesp. 175
Key Termsp. 177
Scene Selectionsp. 179
Man-Woman Scenesp. 179
Woman-Woman Scenesp. 180
Man-Man Scenesp. 181
Monologue Selectionsp. 183
Womenp. 183
Menp. 184
Reading Listp. 185
Creditsp. 189
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