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Sample PDF You Can Act

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Published by: Michael Wiese Productions on Nov 13, 2009
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CAN 
 ACT!
YO 
 
 A COMPLETE GUIDE FOR ACTORS
D.W. BROWN
 
vi
 Table of Contents
 Acknowledgments xii Introduction xiii
SECTION 1.
 
 Acting a Role
 
1
 
Chapter 1.
 
Breaking Down the Material
3
 
 The Piece as a Whole 4
 
 The Specific Character 11The Specific Scenes 29
 
A. Before the First Moment 30B. During the Scene 41
 
Summary 44
 
Chapter 2.
 
Working Toward Performance 47
 
Preset Responses 48Set the Actions 59Set the Character Additions 68Set Work with the Physical World 70Set the Technical 72Memorize the Lines 73Allow the Performance to Develop 76Try Special Methods 78Use Ritual 81Take Direction 82Summary 86
 
Chapter 3.
 
Doing the Performance 89
 
Live Through the Experience 90Improvise 95Focus on What’s Important 99Express 101Do Things Truthfully 103Be Audacious 105Be Vulnerable 107Execute 110
 
vii
Trust 111Accept the Pressure 114Stay Joyful 116Summary 118Chapter 4.
 
Obstacles to Acting Well
 
119Chapter 5.
 
Ways of Doing Things
 
129Chapter 6.
 
 Table of Characters
 
137SECTION 2.
 
Principles for the Actor 
151
 
Chapter 1.
 
Work On Self 153
 
Know Yourself 153Nurture Confidence 155Experience 155Improve Your Physical Life and Speech 156
 
Chapter 2.
 
Persevere 159
Don't Quit 159Embrace Failure 160Practice Hard and Well 161Chapter 3.
 
Develop Good Work Habits 163
Build Self-Discipline 163Follow a Standard 164SECTION 3.
 
How to Get a Job
 
167
 
Chapter 1.
 
Reasons You Get a Job
169
 
Chapter 2.
 
Be Seen and Be Good
171
 
Conclusion 173SECTION 4.
 
 Aspects of Acting 
175Talent 177Craft 178Motivations to Act 179Motivation Pitfalls 180Fears in Acting 181Defense Mechanisms and Problem Responses 182

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