ACTING IS BELIEVING by Charles J. McGaw

ACTING IS BELIEVING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For classes of acting, the individual student, for teachers, directors and even beginning professional actors, this analysis of basic methods discusses methods and skills, with examples from different types of plays and constant use of exercises to be practised. First the exploration of one's self, for belief in what is to be experienced and expressed, for relaxation and concentration, for imagination and observation, for conviction and communication; next the actor and the play for knowledge of basic themes and concepts and procedures to encompass and live with the part and the play; then the actor and production, with technical stage terms, rehearsal approaches, etc. Using the Stanislavsky system as fundamental, this is conscientious in its suggestions for practical use to the end of creating believable characters and is the type of handbook that will keep the student on the right track for theater methods today.

ISBN: 0495569445
Publisher: Rinehart