The Acting Bible - The Complete Resource for Aspiring Actors

The Acting Bible - The Complete Resource for Aspiring Actors $29.99

Michael Powell

Published by Barron's Educational Series

Professional acting is both an art and a business, and this book advises beginning actors on how to cope successfully on both fronts

Opening chapters describe the difficulties every budding actor encounters and explains basic acting techniques, which include memory exercises and methods for developing stage presence

Chapters that follow instruct in ...

Reading the play with understanding and learning to build the character that the actor will be portraying

Developing the actor's voice, imitating regional accents, and more

Expressing the character's thoughts and ideas through body posture and movement

Adapting acting techniques to different media: stage, film, TV, and radio

Learning the business side of acting by selling one's talents effectively

The author strips away preconceptions and clichés often associated with acting, and pinpoints common mistakes that inexperienced actors need to overcome and avoid

More than 300 instructive illustrations


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