The Power of the Actor


Author: Ivana Chubbuck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440649967
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 400
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In The Power of the Actor, a Los Angeles Times bestseller, premier acting teacher and coach Ivana Chubbuck reveals her cutting-edge technique, which has launched some of the most successful acting careers in Hollywood. The first book from the instructor who has taught Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt, Elisabeth Shue, Djimon Hounsou, and Halle Berry, The Power of the Actor guides you to dynamic and effective results. For many of today’s major talents, the Chubbuck Technique is the leading edge of acting for the twenty-first century. Ivana Chubbuck has developed a curriculum that takes the theories of the acting masters, such as Stanislavski, Meisner, and Hagen, to the next step by utilizing inner pain and emotions, not as an end in itself, but rather as a way to drive and win a goal. In addition to the powerful twelve-step process, the book takes well-known scripts, both classic and contemporary, and demonstrates how to precisely apply Chubbuck’s script-analysis process. The Power of the Actor is filled with fascinating and inspiring behind-the-scenes accounts of how noted actors have mastered their craft and have accomplished success in such a difficult and competitive field.

The Power of the Actor

The Chubbuck Technique
Author: Ivana Chubbuck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592401538
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 388
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A Hollywood coach introduces a twelve-part acting method that has been utilized by some of today's top stars and draws on the traditions of performance masters, sharing behind-the-scenes anecdotes while explaining how to apply her techniques to create genuine characters, disseminate scripts, and audition effectively. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The Power of the Actor

The Chubbuck Technique
Author: Ivana Chubbuck
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780868197791
Category: Acting
Page: 388
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A book from the leading instructor to the stars, whose client list includes Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, Elizabeth Shue, Jim Carrey, Kate Hudson, David Duchovny, and Halle Berry who famously thanked Chubbuck in her Oscar acceptance speech for Monster's Ball. It describes in detail Ivana Chubbuck's acting technique.

The Intent to Live

Achieving Your True Potential As an Actor
Author: Larry Moss
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553381202
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 358
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The legendary acting coach shares his inspirational philosophy and effective techniques--including case studies, exercises, and professional insights--designed to help actors connect personally with a script, develop a character from the inside out, overcome fear and inhibitions, hone technical skills, and more. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Attention Will Be Paid


Author: Susan Batson
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781304742636
Category:
Page: 210
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100 original monologues with Backstories, Preparations, Personalizations, Emotional Sense Memories, and Sensory Conditions

A Practical Handbook for the Actor


Author: Melissa Bruder
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307499138
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 112
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This simple and essential book about the craft of acting describes a technique developed and refined by the authors, all of them young actors, in their work with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, actor W. H. Macy, and director Gregory Mosher. A Practical Handbook for the Actor is written for any actor who has ever experienced the frustrations of acting classes that lacked clarity and objectivity, and that failed to provide a dependable set of tools. An actor's job, the authors state, is to "find a way to live truthfully under the imaginary circumstances of the play." The ways in which an actor can attain that truth form the substance of this eloquent book. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Stop Acting, Start Living


Author: Bernard Hiller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781457517617
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 164
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"Stop Acting Start Living" is the culmination of 35 years of performing and teaching experience. Acting teacher and success coach Bernard Hiller has worked with Jeff Goldblum, LL Cool J, Billy Crystal, Chace Crawford, Michelle Pfeiffer and Emilio Rivera among many others. Bernard discovered Cameron Diaz and coached her for her first big audition for "The Mask" with Jim Carrey, which launched her career. His techniques have helped change the course of lives and careers. There has never been a book available that takes the acting techniques of a Hollywood star-maker, and teaches average people how to become stars in their lives, relationships and careers. Bernard is the only coach who combines acting technique, life coaching and success training in an entirely different and unique way. Because of that Leonardo DiCaprio and other stars recommend him as the premier acting teacher in town. "Stop Acting Start Living" will not only benefit every person that reads it, but will encourage them to change the world in a profound and lasting way. This book teaches people how to wake up their brilliant, creative and powerful selves like never before. It shows them how to connect with their personal powers in a totally new and exciting way. Learning the ways to become a star is easy, and with this book you will have the tools become the star you always wanted to be. This book will teach you how to achieve any dream or goal your heart truly desires. Importantly is how to support yourself with your talents and gifts. Bernard's unique technique has helped established artists and top business people take their careers to the next level resulting in real-life rebirths. With this book you will learn how to connect to your true authentic self in a revolutionary way. First you must discover what is unique and special about you and then develop an effective plan to achieve success. Remember "The Bigger The Dream, The Better The Life."

Improv!

A Handbook for the Actor
Author: Greg Atkins
Publisher: Heinemann Drama
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 143
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This friendly, informative book looks at the reasons many actors hate improvisation, while quietly reinforcing the reasons improv is a vital part of acting and of theatre.

No Acting, Please


Author: Eric Morris,Joan Hotchkis,Jack Nicholson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780962970931
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 174
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A collection of 125 acting exercises that are based on journal excerpts and dialogues from Mr. Morris' classes. These exercises teach the actor to systematically eliminate his or her instrumental obstacles -- tensions, fears, inhibitions -- and explore the "being" state, where the actor does no more and no less than what he or she feels. As the title indicates, many of the techniques herein address the actor's need to avoid falling into the traps of concept and presentational acting. There is also a complete chapter on sense memory -- what it is, and how to practice it and apply it as an acting tool. Co-authored by Joan Hotchkis, and with a Foreword by Jack Nicholson.

Acting Solo

Roadmap to Success
Author: Bruce J. Miller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780879103750
Category: Music
Page: 218
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Bruce Miller addresses what aspects of your craft to work on, even when working alone, that will help you survive and grow as an actor.--[book cover]

Challenge For The Actor


Author: Uta Hagen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684190400
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 309
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The actress and teacher guides actors in developing their art, covering such aspects as voice techniques, timing, rhythm, and including exercises to correct problems

Sanford Meisner on Acting


Author: Sanford Meisner,Dennis Longwell
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307830632
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 272
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Sanford Meisner was one of the best known and beloved teachers of acting in the country. This book follows one of his acting classes for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American plays. Written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, it is essential reading for beginning and professional actors alike. Throughout these pages Meisner is a delight—always empathizing with his students and urging them onward, provoking emotion, laughter, and growing technical mastery from his charges. With an introduction by Sydney Pollack, director of Out of Africa and Tootsie, who worked with Meisner for five years. "This book should be read by anyone who wants to act or even appreciate what acting involves. Like Meisner's way of teaching, it is the straight goods."—Arthur Miller "If there is a key to good acting, this one is it, above all others. Actors, young and not so young, will find inspiration and excitement in this book."—Gregory Peck

Truth

personas, needs, and flaws in the art of building actors and creating characters
Author: Susan Batson,Nicole Kidman
Publisher: Rugged Land Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 301
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I first met Susan Batson in New York just a week before I made Peacemaker. We worked together in earnest for two years on Eyes Wide Shut in London and on every film I've done since, wherever they've taken us. This book you hold is called Truth, and that title precisely describes the core of the work Susan Batson and I do together.

The Actor's Audition Checklist


Author: Doug Warhit
Publisher: Dau Pub.
ISBN: 9780972626286
Category: Acting
Page: 124
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THE PERFECT POCKET SIZE BOOK, NOT ONLY TO PREPARE YOU FOR YOUR AUDITIONS BUT TO TAKE WITH YOU AND FLIP THROUGH WHILE YOU'RE WAITING TO GO INTO READ.

Acting for the Camera

Revised Edition
Author: Tony Barr
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006223756X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 384
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Culled from Tony Barr's 40 years' experience as a performer, director and acting teacher in Hollywood, this highly praised handbook provides readers with the practical knowledge they need when performing in front of the camera. This updated edition includes plenty of new exercises for honing on-camera skills; additional chapters on imagination and movement; and fresh material on character development, monologues, visual focus, playing comedy and working with directors. Inside tips on the studio system and acting guilds make it particularly helpful for people new to the business, and numerous anecdotes from actors such as Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins and examples from current movies illustrate its many lessons. It is perfect for acting classes, workshops, all actors who work in front of the camera -- and all those who want to.

To the Actor

On the Technique of Acting
Author: Michael Chekov
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787204332
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 160
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In To the Actor Michael Chekhov has recorded brilliantly the results of his many years of experimenting, testing and verifying in the professional theater and schools of the theater. He brings to actors far greater insight into themselves and the characters they are to portray, which enables them to approach any role with new ease and skill. “To the Actor is by far the best book that I have read on the subject of acting. Actors, directors, writers and critics will be grateful for it. It should prove enlightening to theatergoers who wish to deepen their appreciation for fine acting and thus help to invigorate the theatrical art.”—Gregory Peck “I think without a doubt every creative person in the theater will want to have it as a constant reference book, outside of its being, in my opinion, absorbing and entertaining reading.”—Yul Brynner (from the Preface) “One of the most remarkable and practical books on the technique of acting I have ever read....Enthusiastically recommended to all theatre collections of whatever size.”—Library Journal

An Acrobat of the Heart

A Physical Approach to Acting Inspired by the Work of Jerzy Grotowski
Author: Stephen Wangh
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307554139
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 384
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"The actor will do, in public, what is considered impossible." When the renowned Polish director Jerzy Grotowski began his 1967 American workshop with these words, his students were stunned. But within four weeks they themselves had experienced the "impossible." In An Acrobat of the Heart, teacher-director-playwright Stephen Wangh reveals how Jerzy Grotowski's physical exercises can open a pathway to the actor's inner creativity. Drawing on Grotowski's insights and on the work of Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, and others, Wangh bridges the gap between rigorous physical training and practical scene and character technique. Wangh's students give candid descriptions of their struggles and breakthroughs, demonstrating how to transform these remarkable lessons into a personal journey of artistic growth. Courageous and compelling, An Acrobat of the Heart is an invaluable resource for actors, directors, and teachers alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.

An Actor's Guide to Getting Work


Author: Simon Dunmore
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 140815174X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 256
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'Essential reading for any young actor' Dame Maggie Smith Competition for acting work is fierce and talent is not necessarily enough. Actors need all the help they can get with all aspects of the profession. Now in its fifth edition, completely revised and updated, this practical, comprehensive guide contains invaluable information and advice to enable actors to succeed in the business. Written with honesty, humour and thoroughness, An Actor's Guide to Getting Work draws on the author's rich experience in the field to offer advice to both the novice and the seasoned performer. New material in this fifth edition includes what drama schools are looking for, approaching Shakespeare for audition, professional email etiquette, using the internet as a self-marketing tool, and many more useful checklists and updated insights into the profession.

How to Make Your Audience Fall in Love with You


Author: Deryn Warren
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780988226425
Category: Acting
Page: 246
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Veteran acting coach Warren helps readers make the best of any script. She shows how to take big risks, deepen one's choices, perfect technique, and get hired.

Audition

Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part
Author: Michael Shurtleff
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802719027
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 208
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The casting director for Chicago, Pippin, Becket, Gypsy, The Graduate, the Sound of Music and Jesus Christ Superstar tells you how you can find your dream! Absolutely everything an actor needs to know to get the part is here: What to do that moment before, how to use humour; create mystery; how to develop a distinct style; and how to evaluate the place, the relationships and the competition. In fact, Audition is a necessary guide to dealing with all the "auditions" we face in life. This is the bible on the subject.