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Title:
Secrets of screen acting
Author:
Tucker, Patrick.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xiv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"A Theatre arts book."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780878301775
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In this new edition, Patrick Tucker retains the engaging style and useful structure of the first edition while addressing significant changes in current technology, ensuring that this volume will remain an indispensable resource for contemporary students of screen acting.

Updated for a new decade of screen performance possibilities, Secrets of Screen Actingis a magician's box of acting tricks for today's performer and makes the distinction between acting for the stage and for the screen. He explains that the actor, instead of starting with what is real and trying to portray that on screen, should work with the realities of the shoot itself, and then work out how to make it all appear realistic.

Tucker has created and developed several screen acting of a courses, and this book is an extension and explanation of a lifetime of work in the field. Containing over fifty acting exercises, this book leads the reader step-by-step through the elements of effective screen acting.

Refreshing in its informal approach and full of instructive anecdotes, Secrets of Screen Actingis an invaluable guide for those who wish to master the art of acting on-screen.


Author Notes

Patrick Tucker is an accomplished director of the screen and stage. Since his first professional production in 1968, he has directed more than 200 plays in all forms of theater, from weekly repertory to the Royal Shakespeare Company. He was accepted by the BBC Television Directing program in 1976 and has subsequently directed more than 150 television dramas. He has developed his unique approach to television and film acting as a separate discipline, and he has lectured and taught all over the world.


Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Preface to Second Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Screen versus Stage
2 Film versus Television
1 The Frame
2 The Camera
3 Reactions and Business
4 Sound and Vocal Levels
5 Typecasting
6 Acting
7 Auditions
8 Rehearsals and Technicals
9 Directing Actors for the Screen
10 Announcers (and the Art of Being Interviewed)
11 The Shoot
12 The Editor and Editing
Epilogue
The Famous Screen Acting Checklist Acting
Exercises
Biographies
Glossary
Index