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Acting: The Active Process

Author(s): Tom McNally

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2012

Pages: 112

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Acting: The Active Process is not a text about theory only, but a hands-on, classroom-friendly, doable process. It forces actors to ask the right questions: What do I want? What's in my way? What tactic do I select to get what I want? Where does the scene start/end and how did it get there. All of these principles are centered in the author's major advice: "Acting is about one character trying to get another character to do something."

Organized into six chapters, Acting: The Active Process:

  • uses a precise approach to understanding each principal in every chapter
  • provides classroom warm-ups relating to the chapter's main idea
  • prepares students with exercises in connecting the chapter's principle to a written scene

However, the learning doesn't end after the six chapters. There are important additions to the appendices that include insightful hints on dealing with monologues, a list of active and playable verbs, an actor's vocabulary list, and more!

 

Introduction

About Leo Burmester 

CHAPTER I Principle I: Your Purpose-Pinpoint It

Connecting Purpose to Action

Warm-Ups

Exercises

Connect to a Scene

Dream Endings

Chapter I Checklist

CHAPTER II Principle II: The Obstacle-Pinpoint It

Types of Obstacles

Warm-Ups

Exercises

Connect to a Scene

Chapter II Checklist

CHAPTER III Principle Ill: The Tactic-Pinpoint It

Selecting Effective Tactics

Warm Ups

Exercises

Connect to a Scene

Chapter III Checklist

CHAPTER IV Principle IV: Circumstances and Relationships-Pinpoint Them

Circumstances

Relationship

Warm-Ups

Exercises

Connect to a Scene

Chapter IV Checklist

CHAPTER V Principle V: Character-Pinpoint It

Types of Approaches

Warm Ups

Exercises

Connect to a Scene

Chapter V Checklist

CHAPTER VI Principle VI: Orchestration-Pinpoint it

Warm-Ups

Exercises

Connect to a Scene

Chapter VI Checklist

APPENDICES

Appendix A: Active Monologues

Appendix B: Verbs

Appendix C: Vocabulary Terms

Appendix D: Scene Study Evaluation

Appendix E: Scoring a Role

Appendix F: Suggested Reading List

Tom McNally

Related ISBN's: 9781465229304, 9780757597213

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