On with the Show

Author: Sheri L. M. Bestor
Publisher: Teacher Ideas Press
ISBN: 9781594690020
Format: PDF, Docs
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Don't waste a minute of precious rehearsal time Divided into two parts, the Director's Handbook and the Actor's Handbook, On With the Show enables directors and actors to get the most out of rehearsal time at home and on the stage. Providing essential time-saving techniques, worksheets, and samples, this guide allows you to work more effectively and efficiently toward the final production, strengthening your skills as a director while building confidence in your actors onstage. This resource for drama teachers, classroom teachers, and community-theatre leaders allows all to enjoy the thrilling process of putting on a play or musical by providing the tools for cast members to reach their performance goals, and helping directors to be as organized as possible.

Actors on Guard

Author: Dale Anthony Girard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135858063
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Actors on Guard is the most comprehensive and detailed book on the art of theatrical swordplay available today. It provides the reader with the historical, theoretical and practical basis for learning, practicing and presenting theatrical sword fights. Focusing specifically on the Elizabethan rapier and dagger (the most popular weapons used in stage fights), Actors on Guard provides actors, directors, teachers, stage managers and technicians the skills and knowledge essential to presenting safe and effective fights, both for stage and screen.

How To Audition On Camera A Hollywood Insider s Guide for Actors

Author: Sharon Bialy
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
ISBN: 0884485412
Format: PDF, Docs
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First Time in Print Updated and expanded To win a role in a movie or on network or cable TV, you must make a strong first impression in your brief, crucial audition—and the first person you have to impress is the casting director. In How to Audition On Camera, Casting Director Sharon Bialy answers the twenty-five questions actors ask most frequently about how to nail an audition. What is the casting director looking for? If you mess up, can you start over? What is the most common mistake experienced actors make? Should you audition off book or can you look at the page? Should you dress in character? How much can you improvise? Actors—both novice and professional—are often misled by myths and outdated prescriptions. This guide replaces such misinformation with concise and accurate advice from someone who is in the room helping to make the decision on who gets the job. Bialy gets readers started immediately on the road to screen acting success.

Running the Show

Author: Liz Gill
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136071253
Format: PDF, ePub
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Whether it's a crew of two hundred shooting a cast of thousands on horseback, or a crew of twelve filming one person in a room, each and every successful movie production requires a strong First Assistant Director (AD) at its helm. In Running the Show, veteran First AD Liz Gill walks you through the entire filmmaking process through the perspective of the First AD, from pre-production, shoot, wrap, and all in between. This essential guide is the only book that gives you the first hand knowledge to become a successful first assistant director

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Acting

Author: John Malone
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440625751
Format: PDF, Kindle
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You're no idiot, of course. You've got tons of talent, but when it comes to bringing it centerstage you feel like you're just winging it. You love the smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd, but you're not sure how to follow your dream. Don't overreact! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Acting' will help you hone your thespain skills and step into the limelight! In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Auditioning etiquette and tips on making a strong impression. -Rehearsal rigor, from read-throughs and blocking to taking stage directions and dealing with backstage gossip. -Tips on balancing theatrics with other obligations like school, work, and your family. -Tons more reasons why acting is important, from how it affects your everyday life to how it could help get you a scholarship or a promotion.

REA s Authoritative Guide to the Top 100 Careers to Year 2005

Author: Research and Education Association
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780878910625
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book provides current information on the top 100 careers. Each career is described in detail, including job duties, training and education requirements, salary, projected job availability, and related occupations. It includes a special section on how to find a job, write a resume and cover letter, and provides tips for effective job interviews.

The Art of Film Acting

Author: Jeremiah Comey
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136047220
Format: PDF, ePub
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This guide for actors and directors develops a valid method for training performers to act from their core--whether they are cold reading, auditioning, or performing for film or television. This book teaches actors how to achieve and respond to believable and honest emotions before the camera, and it maintains that the key to a successful performance lies in how the actors relate to one another and to the circumstances. Exercises, including script examples, throughout the book give readers an easy resource for practicing the principles outlined. The Art of Film Acting applies a classic stage acting method (Stanislavsky) to the more intimate medium of performing before a camera, teaching readers to experience an emotion rather than to indicate it.

Acting A to Z Revised Second Edition

Author: Katherine Mayfield
Publisher: Back Stage Books
ISBN: 0307875210
Format: PDF
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Lots of kids want to be actors. Thousands of them. Millions of them. The ones who are serious need a copy of Acting A to Z. Industry insider Katherine Mayfield explains exactly what it's like to be an actor, including what kind of training the young person will need, comparisons of the different types of acting, how to find work, how to prepare for an audition, and what to expect during rehearsal. There's also tons of helpful information on unions, casting directors, headshots, resumes, and much more. Reassuring without being patronizing, Acting A to Z is the one book that every aspiring child actor needs. From the Trade Paperback edition.