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AuthorPhillips, Gordon
TitleTake it personally : on the art and the process of personal acting / Gordon Phillips
Imprint New York : Applause Books, 2000
Edition 1st ed
Descript 194 p.; 21 cm


A guide to the actor's toolbox -- Early lessons -- Taking the mystery out of acting -- The tools of acting: Neutralizing the self -- Actualizing the self -- Actualizing the physical self -- Neutralizing the script -- Actualizing the script -- Neutralize and actualize your acting partners -- The three "Rs" of acting -- The big three -- Breaking down and memorizing the script -- Preparation -- Neutralizing and actualizing the acting space (Exploring) -- Layering emotions -- Silent subtext and fantasy -- Exploring other acting possibilities -- Obligations and overall conditions -- The expressive voice and process singing -- Stage movement and the body as an expressive instrument -- Using the tools in a role: Character creation -- Notes on playing comedy (funny reality) -- Acting the classics (styles and costume) -- The business of show business -- The completed actor: The reason you can act-the extremely flexible human being -- How acting works -- Eight major obstacles to good acting and how to avoid them -- Nine common types of actors -- Seven types of acting teachers to avoid -- Developing a magnetic personality

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