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Acting Is Believing

Acting Is Believing - 8th edition

Acting Is Believing - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780155059825

ISBN10: 0155059823

Acting Is Believing by Charles McGaw, Larry D. Clark and Kenneth L. Stilson - ISBN 9780155059825
Edition: 8TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2004
International: No
Acting Is Believing by Charles McGaw, Larry D. Clark and Kenneth L. Stilson - ISBN 9780155059825

ISBN13: 9780155059825

ISBN10: 0155059823

Summary

ACTING IS BELIEVING emphasizes that "an actor must believe to make his audience believe." ACTING IS BELIEVING is a classic text in the field, having been used by many generations of actors and now updated to speak to a new generation of acting students. It has a strong theoretical grounding, while providing numerous exercises to help the acting student apply the key concepts of actor training. It maintains the three-part structure of Actor; the Actor and The Play; and The Actor and the Production.

Benefits:

  • Strong balance of theory and application drawing upon Stanislavski's system.
  • Clear and engaging writing style makes material accessible to the beginning and advanced student actors.
  • NEW!-New approaches to teaching acting integrated throughout the text.
  • NEW!-New chapter, "Approaching the Creative State," provides insight and exercises to assist students with overcoming their tension and inhibitions in order to move fully into the creativity necessary for good acting.
  • NEW!-Over 50 percent of updated and new exercises keep the text current and students engaged.
  • NEW!-Former Chapter 2, "Learning the Lingo," is now a part of the Glossary.
  • NEW!-The chapter on auditioning has been completely revised and fully expanded, featuring new auditioning and marketing tips for actors in the current market.
  • NEW!-New Chapter, "Creating the Character," was created by merging former chapters "Getting into the Part" and "Getting into the Character."

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I: THE ACTOR.

1. Training Your Talent.
2. Discovering the Physical Actions.
3. Finding a Purpose.
4. Approaching the Creative State.
5. Directing Your Attention.
6. Seeing Things.
7. Relating to Things External Stimuli.
8. Relating to Things Internal Stimuli.

Part II: THE ACTOR AND THE PLAY.

9. Creating a Character.
10. Expressing the Super-Objective.
11. Interpreting the Lines.
12. Communicating the Lines.

Part III: THE ACTOR AND THE PRODUCTION.

13. Getting the Job.
14. Show Time! Rehearsing and Performing.

Appendix A: Scene Study for Undergraduate Actors.
Appendix B: Theatre Resources.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.