An Actor's Craft: The Art and Technique of Acting

An Actor's Craft: The Art and Technique of Acting

By: David Krasner (author)Hardback

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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.

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About Author

DAVID KRASNER is Dean of the School of the Arts at Dean College, USA. His publications include American Drama, 1945-2000: An Introduction, Theatre in Theory, 1900-2000: An Anthology and the Errol Hill Award-winning Resistance, Parody, and Double-Consciousness in African American Theatre, 1895-1910.


Introduction: What is Acting? PART I: PREPARING MIND AND BODY Preparation: Relaxation, Concentration and Breathing Vocal and Physical Dynamics Personalizing: Sense and Emotion Memory PART II: PASSION AND INSPIRATION Secrets and Sources Physicalization and Analysis Through Action Actions and Six Basic Actions Improvisation and Jazz Acting PART III: PERFORMING THE ROLE Living Through and Interstitial Scenes Lying and Denial The Role: Psychological Gesture, Homework and Rehearsal Conclusion Bibliography Brief Biographies of Key Acting Teachers

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/11/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780230275522
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780230275522
  • weight: 387
  • ISBN10: 0230275524

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