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Acting for Life A Textbook on Acting

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ISBN-10: 1566081076

ISBN-13: 9781566081078

Edition: 2005

Authors: Jack Frakes

List price: $19.95
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Of all the arts, drama - with its exploration of human characters and relationships - is closest to everyday life. This testbook emphasizes this connection, presenting the fundamentals of drama and acting techniques in the context of ordinary experiences and interactions. The material is arranged sequentially especially with the drama teacher in mind. Subjects progress from basic stage and acting terminology, to more advanced lessons on acting theories. Each chapter includes exercises, activities and discussion questions carefully selected to reinforce the test. Excellent for use with both advanced as well as beginning acting students.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Meriwether Publishing, Limited
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Jack Frakes is a published playwright and a member of the Screen Actors Guild. He taught high school drama for fourteen years and was a drama co-ordinator for Tucson Unified School District.

Welcome to Drama
Orientation: Body, Voice and the Senses
The Stage and Acting Terms
The Body
The Voice
Hamlet's Advice to the Players
Practical Skills and Considerations
Listening, Relating and Projecting
Improvisation I: An Introduction
An Actor's Process
Basic Blocking and Showing Relationships
A Brief History of Modern Acting Theories
Character Traits and Emotions
Images and Observations
What Does Your Character Want?
Types, Analysis and Representation
Elements and Structure of the Play
Types and Style of Drama
Improvisation II: Creating Your Own Scenes
Acting On-Stage for an Audience Versus Behaving for the Camera