The Actor in You enhances the reader’s appreciation of the art of acting by helping them realize that they already possess, in principle, the ability to play a role, to fulfill the sense of drama and to structure dramatic scenes, and the capacity to express emotion. Without losing its simplicity, directness, and enjoyable writing style, this revised and enlarged edition contains more material on the history of the modern actor, greater emphasis on script analysis, and revisions suggested by teachers who have used it successfully in the classroom. Drawing exercises and examples from readers’ everyday lives and from well-known films and television programs, Benedetti succeeds in deducing dramatic principles from those experiences and then applying them to the creation of stage role.
An introduction to the fundamentals of acting for beginning students. The 16 steps are arranged in three parts--examples from everyday life to explain the basic principles of acting, exercises to prepare for creative group work, and a step-by-step approach to creating a role. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.