Advice to a Young Black Actor Conversations with Douglas Turner Ward

ISBN-10: 0325006652

ISBN-13: 9780325006659

Edition: 2004

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Cofounder and artistic director of the famed Negro Ensemble Company, Douglas Turner Ward is also the country's foremost authority on African Americans in theatre. Playwright and educator Gus Edwards talked with Ward about the opportunities for African American actors. The result is the first book to address the creative and professional challenges of acting from a specifically African American perspective. For the actor of color, these conversations reveal much about important topics, including: ethnic specificity colorblind casting cultural honesty of roles. The talks also provide immediately usable personal advice on establishing and maintaining a professional career on stage, TV, and film, and covering everything from auditions and acting workshops to dealing with and learning fromaudiences and sustaining long runs. Advice to a Young Black Actor is an indispensable book pioneering effort that is long overdue.
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List price: $16.23
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 3/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Douglas Turner Ward and the NEC
In the Beginning
What Is Acting?
Where to Begin?
Acting and Commitment
Natural Talent
Acting Essentials
Acting and Being Black
Actor or Black Actor?
Tapping into the Black Experience
Black Speech and Accents
Political Correctness
Studying Acting
Acting as a Profession
Acting Training
The Validity of Workshops
The Stanislavsky System, or Method
The Work
Cold Readings
Discipline and Intellect
The Actor's Ego
The Actor's Emotional Tools
The Voice
The Actor's Ear
Self-Consciousness and Inhibition
Playing the Action
Preparing to Play a Role
In General
Tyrone, in The Offering
Louie, in Louie and Ophelia
Johnny Williams, in The River Niger
Sergeant Waters, in A Soldier's Play
Russell B. Parker, in Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (1968)
Russell B. Parker, in Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (1985)
Critics, Audience, Etc.
Actors and Criticism
Dealing with the Audience/Learning from the Audience
Sustaining Long Runs
Drugs and Alcohol
Acting in Commercials
Final Words
Finding the Plays Referred To in the Text
Mainstage Plays Produced by the NEC Under the Artistic Direction of Douglas Turner Ward
Douglas Turner Ward: A Chronology
About Gus Edwards
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