Based on the latest research from the fields of neuroscience and mind-body psychology, Acting With Passion offers a revolutionary new approach to the age-old problems of the actor: dealing with nerves, engaging the body, quieting the inner critic, auditioning, creating a character, and even playing comedy.
With this step-by-step guide, actors who have struggled with `visualization' and `emotional recall' can learn an alternative method of accessing feelings through the release of chronic, subtle muscular tensions that connect into the brain at lightning fast speed and can actually produce emotions on cue.
Written with verve and accessibility, and using practical exercises to guide the actor through each stage, Acting With Passion is the must-have text for actors seeking that magical `state of aliveness'.
Niki Flacks is a director, actor, teacher and psychologist. A frequent tutor at the Actors Centre in London, she leads popular workshops in New York, Paris, Berlin and Tel Aviv. Visit her at www.nikiflacks.com
Prologue: The Journey Begins Chapter One: The Holy Grail - Emotions on Cue Chapter Two: Memorization - A Fresh Look and No Whinging, Please Chapter Three: A Conversation with Your Intellect and Dungeon: Before We Tune Chapter Four: Self-tuning: The Keys to the Kingdom Chapter Five: The Subtle Cues for Re-tuning: The Great Balancing Act Chapter Six: Gesturing - Why Should It Be So Difficult? Chapter Seven: Consummate Artistry: Style, Character and Comedy Chapter Eight: Auditions: Your Chance to Shine Resources: Passionate lifelong learning