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ACTING: ONSTAGE AND OFF demonstrates how offstage performance can be effectively adapted for the theatre, as well as how onstage training can be applied toward leading a full life outside the theatre. Barton's humorous and conversational writing style helps students learn all phases of actor training, including scene study, auditioning, observation, and mind, voice and body relaxation techniques. The use of examples from daily life instead of dramatic literature facilitates student understanding and leads to meaningful class discussion based on everyday experiences.
- A new section called The Invaluable Thirteen expands on the original Dreaded Thirteen with pragmatic advice on preparing for and excelling at interviewing.
- UPDATED STANISLAVSKI is the result of new publications about and translations of his works, providing recent resources for students wishing to know more about the master and his system.
- ALTERNATIVE WARM-UPS offer a range of choices, adding a new set to the standard sequence in the text, providing variety and an exciting exercise progression.
- ACTING: ONSTAGE AND OFF demonstrates how offstage performance can be effectively adapted for the theatre, as well as how onstage training can be applied toward leading a full life outside the theatre. This basic approach focuses on life experience rather than on dramatic literature for background material, and positions fundamentals such as auditioning as basic skills that can be applied in many areas of life.
- The author uses a conversational, down-to-earth, accessible writing style, with original terms, rather than invented vocabulary, for acting concepts, and emphasizes the actor's responsibility for in-rehearsal active contribution and out-of-rehearsal exploration.
- The text provides ample actor testimony from well-known performers, both proven veterans and successful newcomers near the ages of the students.
- There is a clear interpretation of Stanislavski (the father of actor training as we know it) for modern readers.
- The text includes enough exercises and approaches to allow flexible selection and adaptation. These exercises may be cut back in scope easily, and written assignments adapted into thought-discussion questions and improvisations, in those instances where a minimum of academic work is deemed appropriate.
- The Offstage Actions provide a framework for those who intend to use this training in venues outside the theatre, and the material now includes professional skills to supplement personal ones.
2. Relaxed Readiness.
3. Individual Inventory.
4. Stanislavski's System.
5. Stanislavski Stretched.
7. Scene Study.
8. Performance Process.
9. Acting Anticipated.
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