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Macmillan Higher Education

An Actor's Craft

The Art and Technique of Acting

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Palgrave

Pages: 224
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Paperback - 9780230275539

15 December 2011

$39.99

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16 September 2017

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15 December 2011

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This inspirational guide for advanced acting students brings together multiple ways of creating excellence in performance. David Krasner provides tried and tested exercises, a history of actor training and explores the...

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This inspirational guide for advanced acting students brings together multiple ways of creating excellence in performance. David Krasner provides tried and tested exercises, a history of actor training and explores the complex relationships between acting theories and teachers.

Drawing on examples from personal experience as an actor, director and teacher, An Actor's Craft begins with the building blocks of mind, body and voice, moving through emotional triggers and improvisation, to a final section bringing these techniques together in approaching a role. Each chapter contains accompanying exercises that the actor should practice daily.

Combining theory and practice, this thought-provoking and challenging study of acting techniques and theories is for actors who have grasped the basics and now want to develop their knowledge and training further.

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Written by a well-respected and experienced US teacher and scholar of acting
Offers a unique combination of history, theory and tried and tested exercises
Provides students of acting with a more thought-provoking and challenging guide to acting techniques and theories

Introduction: What is Acting?
PART I: PREPARING MIND AND BODY
Preparation: Relaxation, Concentration and Breathing
Vocal and Physical Dynamics
Personalizing: Sense and Emotion Memory
PART II: PASSION AND INSPIRATION
Secrets and Sources
Physicalization and Analysis Through Action
Actions and Six Basic Actions
Improvisation and Jazz Acting
PART III: PERFORMING THE ROLE
Living Through and Interstitial Scenes
Lying and Denial
The Role: Psychological Gesture, Homework and Rehearsal
Conclusion
Bibliography
Brief Biographies of Key Acting Teachers.

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DAVID KRASNER is Dean of the School of the Arts at Dean College, USA. His publications include American Drama, 1945-2000: An Introduction, Theatre in Theory, 1900-2000: An Anthology and the Errol Hill Award-winning Resistance, Parody, and Double-Consciousness in African American Theatre, 1895-1910.

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DAVID KRASNER is Dean of the School of the Arts at Dean College, USA. His publications include American Drama, 1945-2000: An Introduction, Theatre in Theory, 1900-2000: An Anthology and the Errol Hill Award-winning Resistance, Parody, and Double-Consciousness in African American Theatre, 1895-1910.

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