Synopses & Reviews
This a simple, no-nonsense guide to researching, planning and performing more truthful and realistic characters on stage. It describes 16 easily followed steps designed to simplify Stanislavski's teachings, with practical exercises to reinforce technique. The book considers key elements of communication and the characteristics of human behavior, and shows how you can harness these behavior types to sharpen skills and awareness through the use of body, voice and speech. A Character Profile Sheet helps you plan your character as you build up your research. Boxed sections introduce new theories and concepts at a clear, introductory level.
About the Author
Paul Elsam is a former stage, television, radio and film actor who now teaches and directs. For the past eleven years he has taught acting at Yorkshire Coast College.