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The Actor's Script: Script Analysis for Performers

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Publisher Comments:

The real star of any play or film is the script. Every creative choice is focused on making this abstract compilation of dialogue and actions come to breathing, believable life. The Actor's Script offers a clear, concise, and easily assimilated technique for beginning scriptwork specifically tailored to actors' requirements and sensibilities. Included are:
  • techniques actors need to make the script a powerful and limitless resource for creativity, passion, and transformation
  • processes for breaking scenes into playable beats and actions
  • character analysis from textual information, themes, and larger ideas
  • specific playwriting styles
  • and many excerpts and applications from both contemporary and classic texts.

All discussions are applied to actors' unique needs with humor and clarity. Actors who read this book will learn how to break down a script, create the richest and most varied characters, embody the time period and script's unique world, and allow the highest themes and ideas to empassion their choices.

Charles S. Waxberg, playwright, director, and actor, has been developing his technique for script analysis since 1981. He has taught script analysis, playwriting, and acting for Carnegie-Mellon University, Stella Adler Conservatory, New York University--Tisch School of the Arts, and the Roundabout Theatre Conservatory, which he founded and where he served as Conservatory Director. Mr. Waxberg has performed in over 25 productions throughout the East Coast and New York City.

Synopsis:

The real star of any play or film is the script. Every creative choice is focused on making this abstract compilation of dialogue and actions come to breathing, believable life. The

Synopsis:

Using a variety of plays, Charles Waxberg illustrates a process for finding and utilizing main themes and ideas that can be used with any script. All of the discussions are applied to actors' unique needs with humor and clarity, yet with an emphasis on the intangibly intuitive side of the art form.

About the Author

Charles S. Waxberg, award-winning playwright, director, and actor, has been developing his technique for script analysis since 1981. He has taught script analysis, playwriting, and acting at Carnegie-Mellon University, Stella Adler Conservatory, New York University-Tisch School of the Arts, and the Roundabout Theatre Conservatory, which he founded and where he served as director. Mr. Waxberg has performed in more than twenty-five productions throughout the northeast and has been teaching privately in New York City for over fifteen years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780435070311
Subtitle:
Script Analysis for Performers
Author:
Waxberg, Charles
Publisher:
Heinemann Drama
Location:
Portsmouth, NH :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Acting & Auditioning
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Explication
Subject:
Drama -- Explication.
Subject:
General education.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 177-180.
Publication Date:
19980126
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.38 in 0.58 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Acting
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Product details 192 pages Heinemann - English 9780435070311 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The real star of any play or film is the script. Every creative choice is focused on making this abstract compilation of dialogue and actions come to breathing, believable life. The
"Synopsis" by , Using a variety of plays, Charles Waxberg illustrates a process for finding and utilizing main themes and ideas that can be used with any script. All of the discussions are applied to actors' unique needs with humor and clarity, yet with an emphasis on the intangibly intuitive side of the art form.
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