Did you know that "an actor must believe to make his audience believe?" This is the key concept behind ACTING IS BELIEVING. Authors Charles McGaw and Larry D. Clark have influenced thousands of actors, and this Twelfth Edition has been completely updated by Kenneth Stilson to inspire today's future acting professionals. New exercises keep the content current and relevant. You'll learn the Stanislavski System and how to perfect using it, and benefit from hundreds of other tips that help you become the flawless actor you are meant to be. The final chapter, "Getting the Job," will help you find a job in the acting industry by discussing the latest approaches to auditioning and marketing.
Table of Contents
Part I: THE ACTOR.
1. Training Your Talent.
2. Approaching the Creative State.
3. Discovering Physical Actions.
4. Defining Simple Objectives.
5. Developing Your Powers of Observation.
6. Exploring Circles of Attention.
7. Investigating the Subconscious.
Part II: THE ACTOR AND THE PLAY.
8. Creating a Character.
9. Interpreting the Lines.
10. Communicating the Subtext.
Part III: THE ACTOR AND THE PRODUCTION.
11. Transforming into Character.
12. Preparing Undirected Scene Study.
13. Getting the Job.