"In-Depth Acting provides a comprehensive understanding of character, preparation, text, subtext and objectives. How to prepare for drama school and professional auditions How to develop a 3-dimensional, truthful character Preparation exercises to help you get in character Rehearsal guidelines An appendix of Transitive/Active Verbs and more 'A wonderful, succinct book that no student or professional actor should be without.' Jenny Lipman, LAMDA 'Dee Cannon's classes at RADA were legendary. An inspiring and intensely practical guide for anyone, at any stage of their acting life.' Eve Best 'This is the definitive version of the method I use to approach every role...How wonderful to finally have it all in book form!' Gemma Arterton 'Working with Dee and with this book I feel my process and preparation has been energized, activated and inspired' Ramin Karimloo "
Dee Cannon was senior acting teacher at RADA for 17 years & is a full time freelance acting coach in TV, film and theatre. She is considered to be one of the top acting teachers in the country specialising in Stanislavski technique. Over the last 20 years she has been invited all over the world to give masterclasses and acting workshops
"I WANT TO ACT 11 1. KNOW THY SELF 13 2. WHY TRAIN? 20 3. ACTING TRAINING 24 4. AUDITIONS 29 5. YOU GOT THE PART, NOW WHAT? TECHNIQUE 46 6. HOW TO DEVELOP A CHARACTER IN DEPTH 66 (i) OUTERS AND INNERS 67 (ii) PERSONALISATION / SUBSTITUTION / ENDOWMENT 81 (iii) OBJECTIVES / ACTIONS 90 (iv) SCRIPT BREAKDOWN / MAKING CHOICES 93 (v) SENSE MEMORY / AFFECTIVE MEMORY / EMOTIONAL MEMORY 101 7. CHARACTER PREPARATION 108 8. HOW TO REHEARSE 114 9. FINDING DIFFERENT TRUTHS 126 THE FINAL CURTAIN 131 APPENDIX 134 (i) TRANSITIVE/ACTIVE VERBS 134 (ii) CHARACTERISTICS 139 (iii) in -depth Character /self Questions 140"