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Introduction to Acting (4th Edition)

Introduction to Acting (4th Edition)
Author: Stanley Kahan - Kenneth W. Rugg
ISBN 13: 9780205270040
ISBN 10: 205270042
Edition: 4
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 1997-10-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 372
List Price: $242.60

For any one who has ever dreamed of making it big on stageÉ on TVÉ in the moviesÉ a clear, straightforward, uncluttered approach to beginning acting.

This important work includes thorough coverage of the different philosophies of acting and how they can be used to the best advantage, how to prepare a role and analyze a character, how to move on stage, what to expect at an audition, how to avoid or overcome stage fright, and much more. Over fifty scenes and monologues add depth of meaning to the concepts covered and provide you with meaningful practice opportunities. The specific challenges of TV and radio acting are also covered in two chapters. Throughout this wonderful book are quotes, anecdotes, and personal reflections from dozens of actresses and actors to accentuate the activities and lessons. This new edition also includes more improvisation exercises and more scenes and monologues. Beginning-level actors. A Longwood Professional Book.


Intended for college and advanced high school classrooms, this new edition (previous, 1991) offers reorganized chapters, newer photographs, and updated suggested readings. Chapters include a history of acting, the body and stage movement, voice, improvisation, stage fright, auditioning, role preparation, rehearsal, style, and acting on camera. Exercises include scenes from numerous significant contemporary playwrights. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.