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Power of the Actor The Chubbuck Technique

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ISBN-10: 1592400701

ISBN-13: 9781592400706

Edition: 2004

Authors: Ivana Chubbuck

List price: $27.50
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The acting coach with star power reveals her cutting-edge performance approach, which has launched some of the most successful careers in Hollywood. The first book from the leading instructor to the stars, whose client roster includes Brad Pitt, Jim Carrey, Kate Hudson, David Duchovny, and Halle Berry (for an Oscar-winning performance in Monsters Ball), The Power of the Actorgives every reader directions to excellence. Previous generations of actors were steeped in the teaching traditions of Stanislavski, Strasberg, and Hagen, which focused on feelings. For many of todays hottest talents, the Chubbuck Technique is the first choicethe new acting technique for the twenty-first century. Taking the theories of those traditional masters into a new realm of psychological and behavioral study, industry veteran Ivana Chubbuck has developed a curriculum that guides students to the heart of a character by finding out what the character wants more than anything else and the behaviors they will use to get it. In addition to her powerful twelve-step process for creating genuine characters, Ivana Chubbuck: o Takes well-known scripts, both classic and contemporary, and breaks them down using her process o Provides sections on special acting skills, such as organically acting drunk, being mentally ill or pregnant, or creating sexual chemistry o Provides a section on how to audition. Filled with fascinating behind-the-scenes accounts of how countless celebrities mastered their craft, The Power of the Actoroffers a trove of tidbits for fans as well.
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 9/23/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Introduction
The 12-Step Chubbuck Acting Technique
Tool #1: Overall Objective
Tool #2: Scene Objective
Tool #3: Obstacles
Tool #4: Substitution
Tool #5: Inner Objects
Tool #6: Beats and Actions
Tool #7: Moment Before
Tool #8: Place and Fourth Wall
Tool #9: Doings
Tool #10: Inner Monologue
Tool #11: Previous Circumstances
Tool #12: Let It Go
Other Acting Tools and Exercises
Substance Abuse
Creating Sexual Chemistry
Playing a Serial Killer
Creating Organic Fear
Creating Organic Feelings of Death and Dying
Experiencing Feeling Pregnant
Experiencing Parenthood
Playing a Paraplegic or Quadraplegic
Creating Emotional Realities for Scars and Bruises
Organically Realizing the Character's Occupation, Profession or Career
The Practical Application of the 12 Tools
Script Analysis for Uncle Vanya Using the 12 Tools
Practical Application: Three-or-More-Person Scenes
Epilogue
Acknowledgments