The Actress

Even if they do not use the argot of Stanislavski«s system, these actresses still talk about employing acting methods that headvocated. Theydiscuss the need to livethe part by experiencing character emotions,to place themselves in the ...

Author: Karen Hollinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135205884

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 270

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The Actress: Hollywood Acting and the Female Star investigates the contemporary film actress both as an artist and as an ideological construct. Divided into two sections, The Actress first examines the major issues in studying film acting, stardom, and the Hollywood actress. Combining theories of screen acting and of film stardom, The Actress presents a synthesis of methodologies and offers the student and scholar a new approach to these two subjects of study.

Best Actress

In the Best Actress Oscar category alone, only 15 nonCaucasian actresses in 90 years have ever been nominated: Merle Oberon, Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett, ...

Author: Stephen Tapert

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 1978808062

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 516

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Ingrid Bergman. Audrey Hepburn. Elizabeth Taylor. Jane Fonda. Meryl Streep. The list of women who have won the coveted and legendary Academy Award for Best Actress is long and varied. Through this illustrious roster we can trace the history of women in Hollywood, from the rise of Mary Pickford in the early 20th century to the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements of today, which have galvanized women across the world to speak out for equal pay, respect, power, and opportunity. This lavishly illustrated coffee table book offers a vital examination of the first 75 women to have won the Best Actress Oscar over the span of 90 years. From inaugural recipient Janet Gaynor to Frances McDormand’s 2018 acceptance speech that assertively brought women to the forefront, Best Actress: The History of Oscar®-Winning Women serves to promote a new appreciation for the cinematic roles these women won for, as well as the real-life roles many of them played – and still play – in advancing women’s rights and equality. Stories range from Bette Davis’ groundbreaking battle against the studio system; to the cutting-edge wardrobes of Katharine Hepburn, Diane Keaton and Cher; to the historical significance of Halle Berry’s victory; to the awareness raised around sexual violence by the performances of Jodie Foster, Brie Larson, and others. Showcasing a dazzling collection of 200 photographs, many of which have never before been seen or published, Best Actress honors the legacies of these revered and extraordinary women while scrutinizing the roadblocks that they continue to overcome.

An Actress Prepares

What qualities must actresses practice? Are male actors-in-training called upon to play silliness, fluffiness, stupidity, and fear as often as their female counterparts? In Hagen's examples, she has to “dumb down” and think of ...

Author: Rosemary Malague

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136503900

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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'Every day, thousands of women enter acting classes where most of them will receive some variation on the Stanislavsky-based training that has now been taught in the U.S. for nearly ninety years. Yet relatively little feminist consideration has been given to the experience of the student actress: What happens to women in Method actor training?' An Actress Prepares is the first book to interrogate Method acting from a specifically feminist perspective. Rose Malague addresses "the Method" not only with much-needed critical distance, but also the crucial insider's view of a trained actor. Case studies examine the preeminent American teachers who popularized and transformed elements of Stanislavsky’s System within the U.S.—Strasberg, Adler, Meisner, and Hagen— by analyzing and comparing their related but distinctly different approaches. This book confronts the sexism that still exists in actor training and exposes the gender biases embedded within the Method itself. Its in-depth examination of these Stanislavskian techniques seeks to reclaim Method acting from its patriarchal practices and to empower women who act. 'I've been waiting for someone to write this book for years: a thorough-going analysis and reconsideration of American approaches to Stanislavsky from a feminist perspective ... lively, intelligent, and engaging.' – Phillip Zarrilli, University of Exeter 'Theatre people of any gender will be transformed by Rose Malague’s eye-opening study An Actress Prepares... This book will be useful to all scholars and practitioners determined to make gender equity central to how they hone their craft and their thinking.' – Jill Dolan, Princeton University

Notes From An Odin Actress

The director observes from the outside and intervenes to guide the actress who is a different and separate person from her or himself. It is not the director's body that is active in space, but her or his ability to see and offer ...

Author: Julia Varley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136938532

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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‘As an actress I sit, speak, run, sweat and, simultaneously, I represent someone who sits, speaks, runs and sweats. As an actress, I am both myself and the character I am playing. I exist in the concreteness of the performance and, at the same time, I need to be alive in the minds and senses of the spectators. How can I speak of this double reality?’ – Julia Varley This is a book about the experience of being an actress from a professional and female perspective. Julia Varley has been a member of Odin Teatret for over thirty years, and Notes from an Odin Actress is a personal account of her work with Eugenio Barba and this world-renowned theatre company. This is a unique window onto the in-depth exercises and day-to-day processes of an Odin member. It is a journal to enlighten anyone interested in the performances, the discoveries and the hard physical work that accompany a life in theatre.

The Problem of the Actress in Modern German Theater and Thought

The numerous documents that provide insight into Durieux's approach to performance—her acting, speeches, journalistic publications, autobiographies, and the novel itself—show that her understanding of her life and work as an actress ...

Author: Sara E. Jackson

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1640140867

Category: Drama

Page: 246

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Around 1900, German and Austrian actresses had allure and status, apparent autonomy, and unconventional lifestyles. They presented a complex problem socially and aesthetically, one tied to the so-called Woman Question and to the contested status of modernity. For modernists, the actress's socioeconomic mobility and defiance of gender norms opened space to contest social and moral strictures, and her mutability offered a means to experiment with identity. For conservatives, on the other hand, female performance could support antifeminist convictions and validate masculine authority by positing woman as nothing but a false surface shaped by productive male forces. Influential male-authored texts from the period thereby disavowed female subjectivity per se by equating "woman" and "actress." S. E. Jackson establishes the actress as a key figure in a discursive matrix surrounding modernity, gender, and subjectivity. Her central argument is that because the figure of the actress bridged such varied fields of thought, women who were actresses had a consequential impact that resonated in and far beyond the theater - but has not been explored. Examining archival sources such as theater reviews and writing by actresses in direct relation to canonical aesthetic and philosophical texts, The Problem of the Actress reconstructs the constitutive role that womenplayed on and off the stage in shaping not only modernist theater aesthetics and performance practices, but also influential strains of modern thought.

Jean Arthur

" Jean Arthur (1900-91) kept her personal life private, disdained the Hollywood publicity machine, and was called "difficult" because of her perfectionism and remoteness from costars on the movie set.

Author: John Oller

Publisher: Limelight

ISBN: 9780879102784

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 358

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The luminous star of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Shane, and other classic films was, as the subtitle aptly puts it, "the actress nobody knew." Jean Arthur (1900-91) kept her personal life private, disdained the Hollywood publicity machine, and was called "difficult" because of her perfectionism and remoteness from costars on the movie set. John Oller, a lawyer, tracked down kinsfolk and friends never before interviewed to capture the elusive personality of a free spirit best embodied in her favorite role, Peter Pan. Arthur herself might have appreciated his warm, respectful portrait. "...[An] insightful, painstakingly researched analysis of Arthur's life and career raises the curtain on the complex, conflicted person behind the screen persona...Captures the special shine of a unique star who turned out to be a genuine eccentric." -Chicago Tribune

The Actress s Daughter

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Author: May Agnes Fleming

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752326778

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Reproduction of the original: The Actress's Daughter by May Agnes Fleming

Hello My Actress Darling

After experiencing the Best Actress Award, the final award for best female lead was about to be announced. The ones in charge of the award were Nie Meng and another female actor of the older generation. Among the other four actresses, ...

Author: Nai YouHuaJuan

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1649916558

Category: Fiction


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Hollywood's popular Chinese actress, Jiang Nianxue, has been hit by a three-year-old illegitimate daughter. Everyone had different opinions on the child's background, and their target was a certain financial crocodile. The colossal financial crocodile smiled and praised, "Yes, Jiang Xanxue is mine, and so is my daughter." He got down on one knee and insisted on taking his wife and children home to get their certificates. Jiang Nian Xue's smile stiffened. "Who is this lunatic? I don't know him." 'Zhao Mo Chen, it's been three years. If I still fall in love with you blindly, I'll be a dog! '

Dorothy Dandridge Singer Actress

Racism, Hollywood Style Dandridge grew increasingly frustrated when white actresses were cast as ethnic or mixed-race characters, robbing black actresses of excellent roles. Hollywood was afraid audiences were not ready for a nonwhite ...

Author: DeAnn Herringshaw

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1617589373

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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This title examines the remarkable life of Dorothy Dandridge. Readers will learn about Dandridge’s family background, childhood, education, and groundbreaking work as an actress who broke down racial barriers. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Sara the Actress

Renowned actors or actresses, trampling off on their brilliant careers have become mourning or lethargic song reciters. They get more money in this way. Sara said: —A lot of them who wouldn't like to sell themselves are keeping at home ...

Author: Alimohammad Afghani

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480931624

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

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Sara the Actress By Alimohammad Afghani In Sara the Actress, the prolific Iranian author Alimohammad Afghani presents what he calls a “novel/play” depicting the attempt by a group of young performers to put on a new theatrical production in Tehran. At the center of this production, and Afghani’s new book, is the captivating and thoroughly beautiful character, Sara. It is her interaction with her family, her friends and, ultimately, with the powerful in her society that animates this charming and thought-provoking tale—and that will capture and delight the many readers of this engaging new book.

Annabel the Actress Starring in Hound of the Barkervilles

Summary: When Annabel, who wants to be a famous actress someday, has a part in a real play, she finds she must cope with a big dog and an unruly audience member. ISBN 0-689-84734-3 [1. Theater — Fiction. 2.

Author: Ellen Conford

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689847912

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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When Annabel, who wants to be a famous actress someday, has a part in a real play, she finds she must cope with a big dog and an unruly audience member.

A is for Actress

She had been touted as the actress most likely to become the next Jennifer Lawrence. The problem was that she didn't want to be the next Jennifer Lawrence. She was fairly sure that there were days when Jennifer Lawrence didn't want to ...

Author: Cantrell Black

Publisher: MMP


Category: Fiction

Page: 380

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Sofia Salgado's latest case at Maloney Investigations has some pretty tempting ingredients: blackmail, male strippers, and whipped cream. When a friend of Sofia's mom finds herself the victim of blackmail, stuffy Aidan has to go undercover as an exotic dancer, much to Sofia's delight. Can Aidan make it in the cutthroat world of male stripping? Can Sofia stop her mom getting too involved? Does whipped cream have fewer calories when it's licked from a man's naked torso? All these questions and more will be answered in the latest hilarious adventure featuring actress turned PI Sofia Salgado, from New York Times best-selling authors Rebecca Cantrell and Sean Black.

CEO s Actress Wife

As actresses, especially the younger generation, we all want to look better on the camera. It's not like we're the only actors with experience. Is that an illusion?" CHAPTER 132 - KING NOT TO SEE KING When Gao.

Author: Ai Feier

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1648970214

Category: Fiction


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In his eyes, she was a third rate Starlet who would use any means possible to obtain power;In her eyes, he was an arrogant and ungrateful CEO;Until one day, when Joyce held Sparse Fragrance's chin and said with a devilish smile, "Don't you want to rely on me to get the upper hand? Then go ahead!"

Mr Bishop and the Actress

Not a particularly successfulengagement, following some unpleasantness with actresses and my father's roving eye, it was at a rundown theatre in the same unfashionable area as Bishop's Hotel. Despite its impressive name, ...

Author: Janet Mullany

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755386086

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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What could be more important than a lady's reputation?Although initially alarmed by their unconventional ways, strait-laced Harry Bishop is content in the service of Lord Shad and his family. But when he is sent to London to rescue Shad's wayward relation from debt and self-destruction, he also has the dubious honor of dealing with the man's illicit lover - troublesome actress Sophie Wallace.A man of dignity and decorum, Mr Bishop is desperate to disassociate himself from the scandalous Sophie. Unfortunately, avoiding her proves harder than he could ever have imagined and soon she's causing him all kinds of bother...

Victoria Justice

Famous Actress & Singer Sarah Tieck. Didyou know... In Fun Size, Victoria plays a girl named Wren. Wren loses track of her younger brother while trick-or-treating. New Opportunities New Opportunities More people noticed Victoria's ...

Author: Sarah Tieck

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1614809135

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Colorful graphics, oversized photoaders will learn about JusticeÍs family background and her early interest in acting. JusticeÍs role on the popular Nickelodeon show Zoey 101 is discussed, as well as her guest roles on The Naked Brothers Band, iCarly, and True Jackson, VP, leading up to her starring role on Victorious. Also covered is JusticeÍs work as a singer and her more recent roles in movies, such as Fun Size. Features include a table of contents, a map, ñDid You Knowî fact boxes, a ñSnapshotî page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Audrey Hepburn Biography of Hollywood s Greatest Movie Actress

He had been expecting another famous actress of the day, Katherine Hepburn, and was originally thrown off by the more delicate Audrey. However, Givenchy was soon enchanted by Hepburn's waifish charm, and she would go on to become his ...

Author: Sara McEwen

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614645345

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 22

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ABOUT THE BOOK Audrey Hepburn was a rare beauty who managed to be just as graceful and captivating on the inside as she was on the outside. Her lithe dancer's body, large dark eyes and effortlessly chic clothing have made Hepburn a fashion icon for decades, no matter how many other trends may come and go. At the same time, Hepburn's refined and charming personality captured her fans' hearts, and her charity work was an important part of her life up until her final years. With her characteristic and unique blend of tomboy, ballerina and socialite personas, Hepburn worked hard to make her way into the ranks of Hollywood A-listers, but never forgot to stay true to her roots and genuinely care for those in need. After a childhood that was marked with tragedy and hardship, from losing her father to enduring the trials of World War II, Hepburn persevered and quickly became a role model for many people. She showed the world that it was possible to have a blend of poise and playfulness, to be a movie star and a humanitarian at the same time. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK In the late 1980s, however, Hepburn turned her attention to charity work and humanitarian projects. Ever since her own struggles in the war, Hepburn had been focused on UNICEF's efforts, usually by acting as a spokesperson. Now that her movie career was over, Hepburn was able to travel and work firsthand with the struggling and underserved populations of countries such as Ethiopia and Turkey. She traveled the world to help with UNICEF's education programs and relief efforts. Hepburn also used her celebrity to bring attention to the problems of struggling countries and population, solidifying her reputation as, not just a beautiful face, but also as a dedicated and kind-hearted diplomat and humanitarian. In 1992, following a trip to Somalia, Hepburn felt concerned about some strange abdominal pains. When she went to a medical professional, her whole family was stunned to learn that Hepburn had a rare form of abdominal cancer. It had already spread too far for surgery to be successful. Knowing that she was nearing her final days, Hepburn and her family went to Switzerland to spend time together. Hepburn died in her sleep on January 20, 1993, leaving behind not just a family who mourned her beautiful and warm presence, but also a whole world that would miss the generous and inimitable Audrey Hepburn... Buy a copy to keep reading! TABLE OF CONTENTS - Introduction - Audrey Hepburn's Background - Hepburn's Awards and Honors - Personal Life - Audrey Hepburn: Selected Quotes - Top Hepburn Trivia - Final Word - Sources and Further Reading

Annabel the Actress Starring in Gorilla My Dreams

Annabel the actress starring in "Gorilla my dreams" / by Ellen Conford : Illustrated by Renee W Andriani. p. cm. Summary: Though a little disappointed that her first acting part is to be a gorilla at a birthday party ...

Author: Ellen Conford

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689838832

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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Though a little disppointed that her first acting part is to be a gorilla at a birthday party, Annabel determines to really get into the role.

I Don t Wanna Be Buddha like Supporting Actress

Although the Empire Group did not lack suitable actresses, having a suitable role did not mean that they would definitely be able to do it well. Liang Zhe rapped his fingers on the table.

Author: Qing AnNuanXia

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1648578454

Category: Fiction


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Xu Yi entered into a group of tyrannical, masochistic dog blood white cartoon, unfortunately, she is the villain acting as the all-round female partner, but the coquettish white lotus green tea can be scheming, acting the essence. In the end, he was sold to XX place by the Demonic Beast Man and suffered a miserable fate. Xu Wei went to sleep: I wanted to escape from the plot and live on, but the System refused. System Em: Daily Quest Announcement: Attracting the male lead (1/0) has not been completed. Punishment begins ....


This is the story of Irish theatre legend, Katherine O'Dell, as written by her daughter Norah.

Author: Anne Enright

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 9781529112139

Category: Actresses

Page: 263

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This is the story of Irish theatre legend, Katherine O'Dell, as written by her daughter Norah. It tells of early stardom in Hollywood, of highs and lows on the stages of Dublin and London's West End. Katherine's life is a grand performance, with young Norah watching from the wings. But this romance between mother and daughter cannot survive Katherine's past, or the world's damage. As Norah uncovers her mother's secrets, she acquires a few of her own. Then, fame turns to infamy when Katherine decides to commit a bizarre crime. Actress is about a daughter's search for the truth - the dark secret in the bright star, and what drove Katherine finally mad. Brilliantly capturing the glamour of post-war America and the shabbiness of 1970s Dublin, Actress is an intensely moving, disturbing novel about mothers and daughters and the men in their lives. A scintillating examination of the corrosive nature of celebrity, it is also a sad and triumphant tale of freedom from bad love, and from the avid gaze of the crowd.

Halliwell s Who s who in the Movies

Supporting Actor : Walter Matthau ( The Fortune Cookie ) Supporting Actress : Sandy Dennis ( Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? ) Original Story & Screenplay : Claude Lelouch , Pierre Uytterhoeven ( A Man and a Woman ) Adapted Screenplay ...

Author: Leslie Halliwell



Category: Motion pictures

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