To the Actor

Author: Michael Chekhov
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135135379
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Genre: Performing Arts

Michael Chekhov's classic work To the Actor has been revised and expanded by Mala Powers to explain, clearly and concisely, the essential techniques for every actor from developing a character to strengthen awareness. Chekhov's simple and practical method – successfully used by professional actors all over the world – trains the actor's imagination and body to fulfill its potential. To the Actor includes a previously unpublished chapter on 'Psychological Gesture', translated into English by the celebrated director Andrei Malaev - Babel; a new biographical overview by Mala Powers; and a foreword by Simon Callow. This book is a vital text for actors and directors including acting and theatre history students.

On the Technique of Acting

Author: Michael Chekhov
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062730374
Release Date: 1993-11-01
Genre: Performing Arts

The most authoritive, authentic text of a classic guide to acting In the four decades since its first publication, Michael Chekhov's To the Actor has become a standard text for students of the theater. But To the Actor is a shortened, heavily modified version of the great director/actor/teacher's original manuscript, and On the Technique of Acting is the first and only book ever to incorporate the complete text of that brilliant manuscript. Scholars and teachers of Chekhov's technique have hailed On the Technique of Acting as the clearest, most accurate presentation of the principles he taught Yul Brynner, Gregory Peck, Marilyn Monroe, Anthony Quinn, Beatrice Straight, and Mala Powers, among others. This new, definitive edition of Chekhov's masterful work clarifies the principles outlined in To the Actor concerning the pivotal role of the imagination in actors' understanding of themselves and the roles they play. On the Technique of Acting also expands on Chekhov's previously published work with many unique features, including: Thirty additional exercises A chapter devoted to screen acting More thorough explanations of the Psychological Gesture, inner tempo vs. outer tempo, and other key concepts of Chekhov's approach For actors, directors, and anyone interested in the theater, On teh Technique of Acting is an essential handbook.

To the Actor

Author: Michael Chekov
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 9781787204331
Release Date: 2017-04-07
Genre: Performing Arts

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

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 Technique of Acting

Author: Stella Adler
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553349325
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Performing Arts

A disciple of Konstantin Stanislavski and a member of the Group Theatre in the 1930s, the noted actress and teacher offers advice on acting preparations, the demands of characterization, and dramatic exercises, as well as personal memories

An Actor s Craft

Author: David Krasner
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230357723
Release Date: 2011-11-29
Genre: Performing Arts

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.

Fight Club

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783894808358
Release Date: 2005-02-21
Genre: Fiction

Sie sind jung, sie sind stark – und sie sind gelangweilt: Normale, berufstätige Männer und Familienväter auf der Suche nach einem Mittel gegen die Leere in ihrem Leben. Sie treffen sich auf Parkplätzen und in Kellern von Bars, um mit nackten Fäusten gegeneinander zu kämpfen. Der Anführer dieser „Fight Clubs“ ist Tyler Durden, und er ist besessen von dem Plan, furchtbare Rache an einer Welt zu nehmen, in der es keine menschliche Wärme mehr gibt ...

Michael Chekhov s Lessons for Teachers

Author: Michael Chekhov
Publisher: MICHA
ISBN: 0982866658
Release Date: 2018-06-18
Genre:

This book features 27 lessons Michael Chekhov delivered to acting students between 1936-1939. More than a book of exercises, Chekhov addresses what it means to be a teacher. In addition to offering a series of lessons in concentration and atmosphere, he discusses how to prepare the body and spirit to enter the studio. He speaks candidly of challenges that face (student) actors and sheds light on the many influences that shape his psycho-physical technique. Constantine Stanislavsky, Eyvgeny Vakhtangov, Uday Shankar and Rudolf Steiner are discussed, among others.

On Method Acting

Author: Edward Dwight
Publisher: Ivy Books
ISBN: 9780307823779
Release Date: 2012-07-11
Genre: Reference

Practiced by such actors of stature as Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Julie Harris, Dustin Hoffman, and Ellen Burstyn (not to mention the late James Dean) the Method offers a practical application of the renowned Stanislavsky technique. On Method Acting demystifies the "mysteries" of Method acting -- breaking down the various steps into clear and simple terms, including chapters on: Sense Memory -- the most vital component of Method acting Improvisation -- without it, the most integral part of the Method is lost Animal Exercises -- just one way to combat the mental blocks that prevent actors from grasping a character Creating The Outer Character -- so actors can give the freshness of originality to a role while at the same time living the life of the character On Method Acting is also an indispensable volume for directors, designers, lighting technicians, and anyone in the dramatic arts interested in creating a believable and realistic effect in their productions.

The Alexander Technique For Actors

Author: Kelly McEvenue
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474279123
Release Date: 2016-01-14
Genre: Performing Arts

This practical book with illustrations links Alexander technique to acting, dancing and singing by the trainer of performers on The Lion King The Alexander Technique is a method of physical relaxation that reduces tension and strain throughout the body. It promotes a beneficial use of movement that is stress-free by learning to free-up the body. It teaches an individual to use their body efficiently in order to avoid damage or loss of control. Kelly McEvenue has been teaching the Alexander Technique to performers for nearly twenty years and is a world expert on the system. In this book she draws on her considerable experience and sets up a series of set-by-step warm-ups and exercises that anybody can follow. The exercises are linked to accurate anatomical drawings, showing where stress is most pronounced in the body. The Foreword is by Patsy Rodenburg, Head of Voice for the Royal National Theatre and author of Methuen titles The Right to Speak and The Actor Speaks.

Die Talent L ge

Author: Daniel Coyle
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3431037852
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Begabung - Ratgeber