At last, Jean Benedetti has succeeded in translating Stanislavski´s huge manual into a lively, fascinating and accurate text in English, remaining faithful to the author´s original intentions within a colloquial and readable style for today´s actors.
Garry O´Connor´s critically acclaimed biography, now expanded and revised, is a warm and revealing portrait of an actor famous not only for his acting gifts but for his eccentric charm. Drawing on archives of the Old Vic and on many conversations with Sir Ralph and those around him, O´Connor has not only chronicled the events of a long, illustrious, and varied career, but has also, in a scries of interchapters with Richardson, given us a full sense of his character. In addition, this new edition includes his ´´Diary of a Biographer´´ which tells the story of his relationship with Richardson during the research and writing of this book.
Inspired by Alcoholics Anonymous´s 12 Steps and 12 Traditions, Actors Anonymous is a dark, genre-bending work that mixes memoir and pure invention in an audacious examination of celebrity, acting and the making of fiction. Actors Anonymous is unsettling, funny and personal - a series of stories told in many forms: a McDonald´s drive-thru operator who spends his shift trying on accents; an ex-child star recalling a massive beachside bacchanal; hospital volunteers putting a camera in the hands of a patient obsessed with horror films; a vampire-flick starlet who discovers a cryptic book written by a famous actor, who may have killed his father and gone on the run.The book contains profound insights into the nature and purpose of acting. Franco mercilessly turns his ´James Franco´ persona inside out while, at the same time, providing a fascinating meditation on his art, along with nightmarish tales of excess. ´Hollywood has always been a private club,´ he writes. ´I open the gates. I say welcome. I say, Look inside.´Franco´s writing is vivid and disturbing, but what distinguishes his work is the great compassion he extends towards his characters, who he presents in all their raw humanity, while at the same time providing insight into their deeper selves.
A master teacher gives actors everywhere the benefit of his vast experience, helping them to build up a solid foundation of skills they can use to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.
Lampe: Spot on Filmreifes Debüt in der Rubrik Stehleuchte. Vereint werden modernste Materialien mit einem kultigen Retro-Look. Der extra große Schirm ist schwenkbar und leuchtet das Set punktgenau aus. Auch als Tischleuchte erhältlich.
Lampe: Spot on Filmreifes Debüt in der Rubrik Tischleuchte. Vereint werden modernste Materialien mit einem kultigen Retro-Look. Der extra große Schirm ist schwenkbar und leuchtet das Set punktgenau aus. Auch als Stehleuchte erhältlich.
The individual that the social sciences take as an object is most often studied in a particular context or from a single dimension. The actor is analysed as a student, worker, consumer, spouse, reader, sportsperson, a voter etc. However, in societies where individuals live often through simultaneously and successively heterogeneous and sometimes contradictory social experiences, each person inevitably carries a plurality of roles, ways of seeing, feeling and acting. The aim of this study is to consider the ways in which this plurality of worlds and experiences are incorporated into the being of each individual and to observe the individual´s actions in a variety of settings. In addition to his sociological viewpoint, the author engages with psychology, history, anthropology and philosophy. His reflections lead him to embark on a program of psychological sociology to highlight the complexities of this plural view of the social.
Humans aren´t the only entertainers in movies and on stage. From Terry the dog, who played Toto in The Wizard of Oz, to Popcorn Deelites the horse, who played the racehorse Seabiscuit in the movies, animals have been entertaining Americans for years. In this introduction to the world of animal actors, readers will get a sense of the amazing range of animals that act, what´s required to be successful (beyond luck and a great manager), and the casting process. The bright, colorful pictures and fascinating text are sure to engage your star-struck emergent readers and give them a deep appreciation for the work these animal actors do.