Actor Performs

ISBN-10: 0495007196

ISBN-13: 9780495007197

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Mel Shapiro

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Integrating text analysis and techniques for using actor's experience and imagination to approach performance gives AN ACTOR PERFORMS unique relevance. Equally useful to beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of acting, it addresses problems common to all actors: understanding the text, finding it a viable interpretation, dealing with the language of the play, and using one's body and mind and imagination to create a fully realized performance.
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Book details

List price: $75.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.792

Mel Shapiro is a director, playwright, and a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.. His directing credits include Broadway production of Two Gentleman of Verona (winner of a Tony and NY Drama Critics Award for Best Musical) original off-Broadway production of The House of Blue Leaves (winner of the NY Drama Critics Award for Best American Play), and Vaclav Havel's The Increased Difficulty of Concentration for Lincoln Center Repertory (winner of an Obie for Best Foreign Play). His recent work includes direction of John Guare's Marco Polo Sings a Solo at the Signature Theater and Taming of the Shrew for the New York Shakespeare Festival.

The Tools
Reading the Text (Objectively)
Language: The Music of the Play
Reading the Text (Subjectively)
The Process
The Imaginative Process
The Imaginative Process (II)
The Characterization
Characterization (I)
Characterization (II)
Putting It Together (I)
Putting It Together (II)
Extending Your Range
One-Person Shows, Cabaret, Performance Art
Interviews with Professional Actors
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