Sanford Meisner on Acting

Author: Sanford Meisner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307830630
Release Date: 2012-11-07
Genre: Performing Arts

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

Die Schule der Schauspielkunst

Author: Stella Adler
Publisher:
ISBN: 3894875062
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Schauspielkunst

Die amerikanische Schauspiellehrerin erläutert ihre Methoden des Erlernes der Schauspielkunst, in deren Zentrum das Begreifen des Wesens der Rolle und der Handlungen steht.

The Sanford Meisner Approach

Author: Larry Silverberg
Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1575250748
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Performing Arts

Product DescriptionShortly before his death, Sanford Meisner arranged for Larry Silverberg to create a written legacy of his teaching techniques. This book is the second of four books in the Sanford Meisner series. In this extraordinary new book, Silverberg demystifies the emotional demands of acting and leads the actor through a process aimed at tapping into and deepening his own emotional instrument. Not only will actors gain insight into the whole realm of the emotions, they will see very clearly the traps most actors fall into when it comes to "being emotional" on stage. A healthier and more effective way of working will be taught -- a way of working which brings the actor powerful and unique creativity to every part. About the AuthorLarry Silverberg is founder and Artistic Director of the Belltown Theatre Center in Seattle, WA. He is also on staff at the University of Washington where he teaches Master Classes in the Meisner Work, while continuing his own acting career. Larry is a past winner of the Warner Bros. Filmmaker of the Year Award for his film, Flight in Masquerade, and has also been busy directing for the stage. Larry is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York City where he studied with master acting teacher, Sanford Meisner.

The Actor s Art and Craft

Author: William Esper
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 030748114X
Release Date: 2008-12-10
Genre: Performing Arts

William Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner's legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming a truly creative actor. Esper worked closely with Meisner for seventeen years and has spent decades developing his famous program for actor's training. The result is a rigorous system of exercises that builds a solid foundation of acting skills from the ground up, and that is flexible enough to be applied to any challenge an actor faces, from soap operas to Shakespeare. Co-writer Damon DiMarco, a former student of Esper's, spent over a year observing his mentor teaching first-year acting students. In this book he recreates that experience for us, allowing us to see how the progression of exercises works in practice. The Actor's Art and Craft vividly demonstrates that good training does not constrain actors' instincts—it frees them to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Training of the American Actor Large Print 16pt

Author: Arthur Bartow
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781458781260
Release Date: 2010-07-09
Genre:

The first comprehensive survey and study of the major techniques developed by and for the American actor over the past 60 years. Presented side-by-side, each of the 10 disciplines included is described in detail by one of today's foremost practitioners. An invaluable resource both for the young actor embarking on a career and for the theatre professional polishing his or her craft. ''Successful acting must reflect a society's current beliefs. The men and women who developed each new technique were convinced that previous methods were not equal to the full challenges of their time and place, and the techniques in this book have been adapted to current needs in order to continue to be successful methods for training actors. The actor's journey is an individual one, and the actor seeks a form, or a variety of forms, of training that will assist in unlocking his own creative gifts of expression.'' - From the introduction

Meisner For Teens

Author: Larry Silverberg
Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1575256169
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The long-anticipated teen guide to the Meisner technique by Larry Silverberg, leading Meisner Technique author and teacherSELLING POINTSMeisner for Teens, the first book devoted to exploring the Meisner Approach with teens, includes:- Individual and group exercises- Journal prompts- Writing, listening, and observing assignments- Thoughtful, inspiring quotes throughout- Perfect material to incorporate into High School Drama classes- Excellent text for Introduction to Acting college-level courses- Relates the craft of acting to the truths of lifeBOOK SYNOPSISLarry Silverberg, the author who introduced the Meisner Technique to actors through his acclaimed four-volumeworkbook series, has now written a Meisner guidebook for young actors. A perfect text for high school drama teachers,Silverberg provides clear and easy to understand instruction to guide young actors toward simple, meaningful, authenticand passionately alive ways of working. He speaks directly to the teenage actors, guiding them step-by-step through thedemanding and thrilling exercises of the Meisner Approach.In this workbook and acting journal wrapped in one, students keep a journal in which they define their desires and refine their skills of observation: learning to listen carefully to other people and pay keener attention to their own responses. Through dialogue work in pairs, young actors learn to engage immediately and directly with their partners.True acting develops through this increased sensitivity and fearless response to others.Meisner for Teens: A Life of True Acting, based on Silverberg¿s highly praised workshops for teens, will help teenactors to free themselves from self-consciousness and the pressures of performance to achieve truth on the stage¿andin life.LARRY SILVERBERG, director of the True Acting Institute, is an actor, acting teacher, and author of many books on acting. He is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse, where he studied with legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner, and is considered one of the foremost authorities on the Meisner Technique. He has written an internationally acclaimed four-volume series on the Meisner Technique called The Sanford Meisner Approach: An Actors Workbook. Silverberg teaches acting in his world-renowned professional actors training program, The Meisner Intensive Training Program, which he holds at universities, colleges, and acting studios around the world. He is also the founder of the True Acting Institute Association and is on the teaching faculties of The International Institute of the Performing Arts in Paris and European Act.

The Actor s Guide to Creating a Character

Author: William Esper
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780345805690
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Performing Arts

William Esper, one of the most celebrated acting teachers of our time, takes us through his step-by-step approach to the central challenge of advanced acting work: creating and playing a character. Esper’s first book, The Actor’s Art and Craft, earned praise for describing the basics taught in his famous first-year acting class. The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character continues the journey. In these pages, co-author Damon DiMarco vividly re-creates Esper’s second-year course, again through the experiences of a fictional class. Esper’s training builds on Sanford Meisner’s legendary exercises, a world-renowned technique that Esper further developed through his long association with Meisner and the decades he has spent training a host of distinguished actors. His approach is flexible enough to apply to any role, helping actors to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.

De Tree a We

Author: James Carville
Publisher:
ISBN: 0999332791
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Genre:

A tell-all biography of renowned acting teacher, Sanford Meisner, his partner of 35 years, Jimmy Carville, and their adopted son, Boolu, a abandoned deaf boy the pair met their first night on the Caribbean island of Bequia.

Meisner in Practice

Author: Nick Moseley
Publisher:
ISBN: 1848420870
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Performing Arts

This book offers actors a step-by-step introduction to the salient features of the Meisner Technique and puts these to the test through a succession of practical exercises. The aim is to take the reader through the various stages of Meisner training, including addressing certain pitfalls and problems which the author has encountered in his own teaching.

Sanford Meisner

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:84622563
Release Date: 2006
Genre:

Scott Williams introduces a group of actors to one of Sanford Meisner's acting training exercises.

Manifest der Anonymen Schauspieler

Author: James Franco
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783838757896
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Fiction

"Hinterhältig lustig und provozierend ehrlich." Gary Shteyngart Sind wir nicht alle immer auch Schauspieler unseres eigenen Lebensdramas? Schlüpfen wir nicht ständig in die verschiedensten Rollen? Hinter tausend Masken kein Gesicht? Einer der spannendsten und vielseitigsten Profi-Schauspieler lässt uns an den Höhepunkten und Verwerfungen dieser Kunst teilhaben. Abgründig und humorvoll, derb und schonungslos versammelt Franco die größten Schauspieler der Vergangenheit und die schrillsten der Gegenwart zum fröhlichen Stelldichein; von Jean-Paul Belmondo und Steve McQueen zu Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett oder Lindsay Lohan. Und weil das Schauspielen eine Sucht sein kann, benutzt er für seinen Roman das Konzept der "12 Schritte" und "12 Traditionen" der Anonymen Alkoholiker. Eine Ausnüchterung!