EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up  Excludes Marketplace items
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING
on $25 & up
 Excludes Marketplace
Acting One

Acting One - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0767418591

Cover of Acting One 4TH 02 (ISBN 978-0767418591)
ISBN13: 978-0767418591
ISBN10: 076741859X
Edition: 4TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2002
International: No

Other Editions for Acting One

More Shipping Options

Acting One - 4TH 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0767418591

Robert Cohen

ISBN13: 978-0767418591
ISBN10: 076741859X
Edition: 4TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Used to teach beginning acting on more campuses than any other text, Acting One contains twenty-eight lessons based on experiential exercises. The text covers basic skills such as talking, listening, tactical interplay, physicalizing, building scenes, and making good choices.

New to This Edition

  • New Lessons: The author has reorganized the beginning of the text by adding two new lessons (bringing the total to 28) with several new warmup exercises and his signature Pledge of Allegiance exercise.
  • Advice from Professionals: Inspiring, sage bits of counsel from distinguished professional actors and directors appear in highlighted sections of the text, proving that veteran professionals wrestle with the same questions that beginners do.
  • Exercises: Among the many new activities in the text are new movement exercises in Lesson 18, a section on eye contact in Lesson 7, a pointing exercise in Lesson 19, and an inflections exercise in Lesson 22.

Features

  • The Cohen Approach: Each lesson is a self-contained exploration of one acting concept or skill, allowing students to concentrate on one specific area of acting at a time, and creating an assured sequencing for instructors.
  • Learn by Doing: Students are up on their feet and acting immediately. More than 100 exercises keep students acting rather than reading.
  • Glossary: This resource introduces the beginning student to unfamiliar words likely to come up in acting classes and helps demystify acting terminology.

Author Bio

Cohen, Robert : University of California, Irvine

Table of Contents

Preface

PART I. PREPARATION FOR ACTING
Lesson 1: Preparing to Act

Relaxation / Exercise 1-1 Relaxation / Trust / Exercise 1-2 Spine Lengthening / Exuberance / Exercise 1-3 BAM-POW, Dance, Sing / Discipline / Criticism / A Playful Attitude / Freedom / Preparation

Lesson 2: What Is Acting?
Exercise 2-1 Pledge Your Allegiance to a Flag

PART II. THE ACTOR'S APPROACH
Lesson 3: Goal and Obstacle

Fundamental Principle / Exercise 3-1 Reaching / Exercise 3-2 Reaching for Goals / Exercise 3-3 Overcoming an Obstacle / Self-Consciousness / Exercise 3-4 Doing vs. Being / Projection / Exercise 3-5 Resonating / Exercise 3-6 Resonating (A Continuation) / Exercise 3-7 Goals

Lesson 4: Acting with the 'Other'
The Other / Exercise 4-1 Making Your Partner Smile / Interactive Dynamics / Exercise 4-2 Vulnerability / Exercise 4-3 Discovery / The Character / Tactics / Exercise 4-4 Using Tactics / Exercise 4-5 One Two Three Four Five Six Seven / Monologues / Exercise 4-6 Inventing the Other

Lesson 5: Beginning to Act
Contentless Scene / Exercise 5-1 Contentless Scene I / Intensifiers / Exercise 5-2 Intensifying / Physicalizers / Exercise 5-3 Varying Locale or Action / Exercise 5-4 Contentless Scene II

Lesson 6: Tactics
Punishment and Reward / Playing Tactics / Exercise 6-1 Frighten Your Partner / Exercise 6-2 Building Intensity / Exercise 6-3 Try to Make Your Partner Cry / Exercise 6-4 Movement and Contact / Exercise 6-5 Encourage Your Partner / Alternating Tactics / Exercise 6-6 Mixing Tactics / The Middle Ranges / Exercise 6-7 Eliminating the Extremes

Lesson 7: Expectations
Expecting Victory / Exercise 7-1 Playing Bored / Positive Goals / Exercise 7-2 Enthusiasm / Exercise 7-3 Try the Impossible / Eye Contact / Exercise 7-4 Tactics and Expectations

Lesson 8: GOTE
A Basic Method / "Get Your Character's GOTE" / Exercise 8-1 The GOTEsheet

PART III. THE ACTOR'S TASK
Lesson 9: Preparing a Role

Finding Your Role / Finding Your 'Character' / Editing a Scene / Memorization Methods / Cues / Studying the Part / Exercise 9-1 The Gentleman Caller I

Lesson 10: Rehearsing
Rehearsals / Undirected Rehearsals / Rehearsal Alternatives / Exercise 10-1 The Gentleman Caller II

Lesson 11: Staging the Scene
Stage Directions / Creating the Locale / Movement and Stage Business / Interesting Positions / Reaching the Audience / Exercise 11-1 Setting the Stage

Lesson 12: Choices
The Need for Choices / Good Choices / Exercise 12-1 Bold Choices

Lesson 13: Performing
Stage Fright / Classroom Performance / Play for Results--In the Other Character

Lesson 14: Evaluation and Improvement
Helpful Criticism / Reworking / Exercise 14-1 Scene Presentation

PART IV. THE ACTOR'S INSTRUMENT
Lesson 15: The Actor's Voice
Breathing / Exercise 15-1 Breathing from the Abdomen / Phonation: Making Sounds / Exercise 15-2 Sounding / Resonance / Exercise 15-3 Exploring Resonance / Pitch / Exercise 15-4 Exploring Your Pitch Range / A Stageworthy Voice / Exercise 15-5 Speaking with Resonance

Lesson 16: Stage Speech
Good Diction / Speech Sounds / Exercise 16-1 Vowels / Exercise 16-2 Repeating Syllables / Exercise 16-3 Consonants / Exercise 16-4 Speeches

Lesson 17: Using the Voice
Liberation / Exercise 17-1 Rude Chants / Exercise 17-2 Rude Cheering / Exercise 17-3 Fancy Talk / Exercise 17-4 Address a Group / Purposefulness / Exercise 17-5 Adding Purpose

Lesson 18: The Actor's Body
Agility / Exercise 18-1 Fast Warm-Up / Alignment / Exercise 18-2 Improving Alignment / Walking / Exercise 18-3 Sixteen Walks / Exercise 18-4 Walk and Talk / Sitting and Standing / Exercise 18-5 Walk, Talk, Sit / Velocity: Accelerating, Decelerating, and Constant / Exercise 18-6 Acceleration/Deceleration / Counterpoise / Exercise 18-7 Contraposto / Exercise 18-8 Contraction/Extension / The Dynamics of Effort / Exercise 18-9 Distinct Movements / Exercise 18-10 To Be or Not to Be / Exercise 18-11 Walking and Kicking

Lesson 19: Voice and Body Integration
Coordination / Exercise 19-1 Commands / Exercise 19-2 Speeches with Business / Exercise 19-3 Physical Punctuation / Exercise 19-4 Physical Rhythms / Exercise 19-5 Verbal Rhythms / Pointing / Exercise 19-6 Pointing / Tempo / Exercise 19-7 Speech/Movement Timing / Actors with Disabilities

Lesson 20: Imagination and Discipline
Fantasy / Self-Exploration / Exercise 20-1 Cold/Hot / Exercise 20-2 Age Regression/Advancement / Exercise 20-3 Facing an Imagined Death / Exercise 20-4 Facing Love / Discipline

Lesson 21: Emotion and Acting Theory
Exercise 21-1 Playing (with) Real Emotion I / Self-Consciousness / Exercise 21-2 Playing (with) Real Emotion II / Conclusion

PART V. THE ACTOR'S TECHNIQUE
Lesson 22: Phrasing
Diction / Open-Mouthed Speaking / Exercise 22-1 A Acting with Your Teeth / Exercise 22-1 B / Exercise 22-1 C / Developing Diction / Exercise 22-2 Repeated Sentences / Exercise 22-3 Shaw Speech / Emphasis / Exercise 22-4 Change of Emphasis / Exercise 22-5 Punctuate with Emphasis / Inflection / Exercise 22-6 Inflections / Phrasing

Lesson 23: Attack
The First Word / Physical Attack / Turn-Taking / Exercise 23-1 Turn-Taking Dialog / Preparing Strong Attacks / Exercise 23-2 Action Cues

Lesson 24: Follow-Through
The Hook / Questions as Questions / Statements as Questions / Exercise 24-1 Making Questions / Statements as Statements / Exercise 24-2 Argument-Enders / Trail-offs

Lesson 25: Line Linkage
Analyzing Dialog / Rising End-Inflections / Falling End-Inflections / Attack Inflections / Pauses / Long Speeches / Exercise 25-1 Line Linking / Exercise 25-2 The Long Speech / Line Linking in Practice

Lesson 26: Scene Structure
Breaking Down a Script / Choosing a Scene to Do in Class / Structural Characteristics / Transitions / Scene Breakdown / Exercise 26-1 Scene Structure in Action

Lesson 27: Building a Scene
Building and Topping / Exercise 27-1 Standard Build I / Exercise 27-2 Standard Build II / Exercise 27-3 Standard Build III / Cutting Back / Getting on Top / Pacing a Build / Complex Builds / Exercise 27-4 I Detest Monday / Exercise 27-5 I Detest January / Exercise 27-6 Come Here / Exercise 27-7 Building Molière

Lesson 28: Creating a Monologue
Going It Alone / The Monologue to Someone Else / The Soliloquy / Playing a Monologue or Soliloquy / Exercise 28-1 Prepare a Monologue / L'Envoi
Glossary
Index

  • Marketplace
  • From

Other Editions for Acting One

Cover of Acting One 5th edition

Acting One - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0073514161
More Shipping Options