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A practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, skilfully combining ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry. It covers key areas such as:
Complete with a glossary of terms and useful website suggestions, this is the ideal introduction for anyone wanting to learn more about the practice of acting and the people who have advanced its evolution.
Preface. Abbreviations. Introduction. Chapter 1: A Brief History of Acting. Chapter 2: ‘I Can Do That’: Actor-Training. Chapter 3: ‘You Got the Part!: Auditions. Chapter 4: ‘Building a Character’: Rehearsal Processes. Chapter 5: ‘Another Opening, Another Show!’: Performance Practices. Chapter 6: ‘Passing the Baton’: Eleven Executors of Acting. Glossary of Terms. Bibliography. Index.