In The Power of the Actor, a Los Angeles Times bestseller, premier acting teacher and coach Ivana Chubbuck reveals her cutting-edge technique, which has launched some of the most successful acting careers in Hollywood. The first book from the instructor who has taught Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt, Elisabeth Shue, Djimon Hounsou, and Halle Berry, The Power of the Actor guides you to dynamic and effective results. For many of today´s major talents, the Chubbuck Technique is the leading edge of acting for the twenty-first century. Ivana Chubbuck has developed a curriculum that takes the theories of the acting masters, such as Stanislavski, Meisner, and Hagen, to the next step by utilizing inner pain and emotions, not as an end in itself, but rather as a way to drive and win a goal. In addition to the powerful twelve-step process, the book takes well-known scripts, both classic and contemporary, and demonstrates how to precisely apply Chubbuck´s script-analysis process. The Power of the Actor is filled with fascinating and inspiring behind-the-scenes accounts of how noted actors have mastered their craft and have accomplished success in such a difficult and competitive field.
(2016/Jasmine) 27 Tracks - Original Epic recordings 1957-1959! Actor Sal Mineo blazed a trail to glory on the silver screen in the mid-1950s in films like ´Rebel Without A Cause´, ´Giant´ and ´Somebody Up There Likes Me´, to quickly become one of the most recognisable and beloved actors of his generation. Sal also had a pretty profitable sideline as a singer during the second half of the 50s - one that brought him a worldwide Top 20 hit with ´Start Movin´´ and almost half a dozen other medium sized US hits. Titled after his pan-global smash, ´Start Movin´´ is a comprehensive chronicle of Sal´s active career as a singer containing, as it does, almost every recording he made during the 1950s and early 60s - the A and B sides of 8 singles, the entire contents of his lone LP ´Sal Sings´ a soundtrack EP rarity and material not issued at the time. Sal recorded new songs by some of the best-known pop writers of the era, including Barry Mann, Luther Dixon, the team of Frank Slay and Bob Crewe, Gary Paxton and Cameo-Parkway´s Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe (using the aliases of Harold Land and Jon Sheldon) and ´Start Movin´´ composer Bobby Stevenson. He may have regarded his singing as a distant second to his acting but the material he cut for his fans was never less than first rate. He never really felt comfortable as a singer and was happy to call time on his vocal career as the 60s got underway, but Sal Mineo´s chart profile makes him one of the most consistently successful ´singing actors´ of any period. Jasmine is more than happy to restore his recordings to catalogue in a package that pays tribute to the many talents of Salvatore Mineo Jr.
Lyric Diction for Singers, Actors, and Public Speakers:With a Preface by Madame Melba (Classic Reprint)
In this step-by-step guide, an actor and improvisational teacher brings his tested methods to the page to show how actors can take risks and gain spontaneity in all genres of scripted theater. Through 28 lessons - each of which includes warm-ups, points of concentration, and improvisation exercises - Improv for Actors provides insights into thinking and reacting with fluidity, exploring a character’s social status, using the voice and body as effective tools of storytelling, and more. Actors of all levels will soon be able to give a fresh, original approach to classic characters, create funnier performances in farce and comedy, and make dramatic characters richer and more believable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008999/bk_adbl_008999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fredric March (1897-1975) was one of the most dynamic and versatile actors of his time. On the screen, he created memorable performances in such classic films as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Death Takes a Holiday, Les Miserables, A Star Is Born, Nothing Sacred, One Foot in Heaven, The Adventures of Mark Twain, The Best Years of Our Lives, Death of a Salesman, and Inherit the Wind. Along the way, he was nominated five times for an Academy Award and won the coveted statuette twice. He had an equally distinguished career as a stage actor - appearing in such acclaimed Broadway productions as The Skin of Our Teeth and Long Day´s Journey Into Night - winning two Tony Awards - including the very first presented to an actor. Despite this great record of success, Fredric March isn´t as well remembered today as some of his peers (Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, James Stewart) because unlike them, he never developed a recognizable screen persona that followed him from film to film. He was always characterizing - always hiding his own personality behind that of the character he was portraying. He was the consummate actor who richly deserves to be rediscovered. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Armin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021891/bk_acx0_021891_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A must for any fan of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters! His voice can be heard in countless classic animated cartoons, still seen on TV daily around the world. He was Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Baba Looey, Super Snooper, Blabbermouse, Snagglepuss, Augie Doggy, Mr. Jinks, Wally Gator, Elroy Jetson, Cap´n Crunch, and hundreds of others. He worked with nearly every major animation director, including Messers Hanna and Barbera, Jay Ward, Walter Lantz, Chuck Jones, and Tex Avery. He worked puppets for Bob Clampett (Beany and Cecil). Fans included Groucho, Harpo, Lionel Barrymore, and even Albert Einstein. His collaborations with satirist Stan Freberg sold millions of records. Yet you have probably never heard of him. His name is Daws Butler. Daws Butler, Characters Actor brings you up close and personal into the life of the man who many consider to be the greatest voice actor of the 20th century. This audio biography is narrated by Daws Butler protégé Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev), who co-wrote the book with Ben Ohmart. Joe Bev also demonstrates many of Daws´ character voices along the way. This authorized biography includes detailed eye-witness accounts and personal reminisces by his colleagues. Best of all, the book includes the words of Daws Butler himself telling his own story. How did Daws create the voice of Huckleberry Hound? What did comedian Bert Lahr think of Snagglepuss? Who made the first Cecil puppet? What was the Daws Butler Workshop? What was it like having Yogi Bear as a dad? ´´Is there any question the name Daws is plural? No single human being could have created so many amusingly convincing voices as did the talented, singularly plural Daws Butler. For Daws, the term ´genius´ must perforce be exponentially multiplied: voices times voices times voices, and so on. I am flattered and honored that he based Fibber Fox on me.´´ Shelley Berman, actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Sta 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Bevilacqua. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009270/bk_blak_009270_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stock market expert B. Mark Smith and British actress Charlotte Rampling on this edition of Fresh Air. Smith´s book is called Toward Rational Exuberance: The Evolution of the Modern Stock Market. Smith is retired stock trader with nearly two decades of experience, first with Credit Suisse/First Boston Corporation, where he became director, then as vice president of Goldman, Sachs & Co. He explains how the market has evolved from a primitive insiders´ game to a very public and important institution. Rampling´s known for her great beauty. She was a model before beginning her film career in the sixties with hits such as Georgy Girl and The Damned. She may be best known for The Night Porter, a 1974 classic about a concentration camp survivor reunited with the Nazi guard who tortured her. Rampling´s new film is the French Under the Sand, about a woman whose husband mysteriously disappears during a seaside vacation. (Broadcast Date: June 19, 2001) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/010619/rt_whyy_010619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the author of the Deltora Quest series comes a classic children´s series in the tradition of The Famous Five. Richelle is delighted when the Teen Power gang is hired to be extras in a TV commercial for a new candy bar called The Lot. Is this her big break? Her chance to get into modeling or the movies? At last they´ve found a job that´s interesting, and trouble-free. But her plans for this glamorous new job don´t include getting mixed up with spoilt teenage millionaire TV star Cassandra Cass. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Macauley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000188/bk_boli_000188_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bring history back to life through this historically accurate and edifying program read by Jim Hodges. These high-quality radio theater performances reenact great literature written by Dickens, Twain, Austen, and Cervantes. Many accredited universities used this series as a supplement to corresponding college courses. It was an ambitious series that employed famous actors, sound effects, and dramatic music to convey the story in an entertaining manner. Use it as an introduction to, or summary of, the books you´ve read by these famous authors, or purely as entertainment. You will not be disappointed! Look for the Old Time Radio Show Collection from the ´30s, ´40s, and ´50s! These classic stories will capture your attention as they reenact history in short programs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Hodges Productions. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011559/bk_blak_011559_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.