Actor at Work

ISBN-10: 0205318886

ISBN-13: 9780205318889

Edition: 8th 2001

Authors: Robert L. Benedetti

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The Actor at Work presents experiential exercises designed to help students develop a complete understanding of the physical, vocal, analytical, and ethical aspects of acting. For more than thirty years, Robert Benedetti's highly acclaimed The Actor at Work has offered students a thorough focus on the underlying principles of the acting process.
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Book details

List price: $145.20
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

All chapters conclude with Summary
List of Exercises
Foreword by Ted Danson
Preface
Acknowledgments
Preparing Yourself
The Actor in You
The Skills of the Actor
Acting and Your Personal Growth
Discipline
The Creative State
Tension and Excessive Effort
Restful Alertness
Being Whole
Relaxation
The Here and Now
Centering and Moving
Your Relationship to Gravity
The Pure Center and the Voice
The Actor's Use of Center
The Cycle of Energy
Grounding
Phrasing Movement
Gesture
Communication through Gesture
The Genesis of Gesture
Implied Gestures in the Text
Voice
The Voice and Emotion
The Source of the Voice
Tone Production
The Voice and Inner Dynamic
The Voice and Attitude
Using Your Own Voice
Speech
The Process of Speech
Nasal Sounds
Oral Sounds: Vowels and Diphthongs
Oral Sounds: Consonants
Speech and Character
Further Training of Body and Voice
The Performance Space
The Stage
Directions on Stage
The Scale of Performance
Working with Others
The Bodily Center and Relationship
Commitment, Support, and Communication
Transaction and Teamwork
Action
Action
Action According to Stanislavski
Action in Life
Internal and External Action
Believability
Indicating
Action and the Acting Process
Public Solitude
Dual Consciousness
Action and Emotion
Action and Character
Personalization and the Magic If
The Acting Process
Needs, Actions and Objectives
Wants and Needs
Actions and Objectives
Defining Productive Objectives
Connecting Action with Others
Spontaneity
Playable Actions
Defining Playable Actions
Units of Action
The Given Circumstances
The Flow and Shape of Drama
Action and Reaction: The Life of the Scene
The Shape of Drama
Drama and Conflict
Beats and Scenes
Analyzing Beats: The Score
Scene Structure
Through-Line and Superobjective
The Superobjective
Character
The Function and Elements of Character
Dramatic Function
Functional and Likeness Traits
Categories of Character Traits
Physical Traits
Social Traits
Psychological Traits
Moral Traits
Economy of Characterization
A Character Checklist
The Character's Mind
The Instroke of Reaction
Choice
Automatic Actions
Direct and Indirect Action
Not Doing: Suppression
The Character's Language
Word Choice: Text and Subtext
Rhythm
Melody
Imagery
The Character's Body
Personality in the Body
The Character's Center
The Flow of Bodily Energy
Physique and Personality
Body Alignment and Character
The Character's Emotion
From Action to Emotio
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