Respect for Acting

Respect for Acting is Hagen's blueprint for the actor, her design for "enlightened stage acting." This classic book has helped generations of actors hone their craft, and its advice is as useful now as it was when it was first published.

Author: Uta Hagen

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470228487

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Respect for Acting "This fascinating and detailed book about acting is Miss Hagen's credo, the accumulated wisdom of her years spent in intimate communion with her art. It is at once the voicing of her exacting standards for herself and those she [taught], and an explanation of the means to the end." --Publishers Weekly "Hagen adds to the large corpus of titles on acting with vivid dicta drawn from experience, skill, and a sense of personal and professional worth. Her principal asset in this treatment is her truly significant imagination. Her 'object exercises' display a wealth of detail with which to stimulate the student preparing a scene for presentation." --Library Journal "Uta Hagen's Respect for Acting . . . is a relatively small book. But within it, Miss Hagen tells the young actor about as much as can be conveyed in print of his craft." --Los Angeles Times "There are almost no American actors uninfluenced by Uta Hagen." --Fritz Weaver "This is a textbook for aspiring actors, but working thespians can profit much by it. Anyone with just a casual interest in the theater should also enjoy its behind-the-scenes flavor." --King Features Syndicate

Respect for Acting

Respect for Acting is Hagen's blueprint for the actor, her design for "enlightened stage acting." This classic book has helped generations of actors hone their craft, and its advice is as useful now as it was when it was first published.

Author: Uta Hagen

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0470730161

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 215

Respect for Acting "This fascinating and detailed book about acting is Miss Hagen's credo, the accumulated wisdom of her years spent in intimate communion with her art. It is at once the voicing of her exacting standards for herself and those she [taught], and an explanation of the means to the end." --Publishers Weekly "Hagen adds to the large corpus of titles on acting with vivid dicta drawn from experience, skill, and a sense of personal and professional worth. Her principal asset in this treatment is her truly significant imagination. Her 'object exercises' display a wealth of detail with which to stimulate the student preparing a scene for presentation." --Library Journal "Uta Hagen's Respect for Acting . . . is a relatively small book. But within it, Miss Hagen tells the young actor about as much as can be conveyed in print of his craft." --Los Angeles Times "There are almost no American actors uninfluenced by Uta Hagen." --Fritz Weaver "This is a textbook for aspiring actors, but working thespians can profit much by it. Anyone with just a casual interest in the theater should also enjoy its behind-the-scenes flavor." --King Features Syndicate

Respect for Acting

The performer and teacher guides the actor in overcoming the human and technical problems of his art

Author: Uta Hagen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 227

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The performer and teacher guides the actor in overcoming the human and technical problems of his art


Respect for Acting

The profession of acting has been maligned throughout the ages. The actor has been considered foolish not only when he was clowning on stage but even for ...

Author: Uta Hagen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470730188

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Respect for Acting "This fascinating and detailed book about acting is Miss Hagen's credo, the accumulated wisdom of her years spent in intimate communion with her art. It is at once the voicing of her exacting standards for herself and those she [taught], and an explanation of the means to the end." --Publishers Weekly "Hagen adds to the large corpus of titles on acting with vivid dicta drawn from experience, skill, and a sense of personal and professional worth. Her principal asset in this treatment is her truly significant imagination. Her 'object exercises' display a wealth of detail with which to stimulate the student preparing a scene for presentation." --Library Journal "Uta Hagen's Respect for Acting . . . is a relatively small book. But within it, Miss Hagen tells the young actor about as much as can be conveyed in print of his craft." --Los Angeles Times "There are almost no American actors uninfluenced by Uta Hagen." --Fritz Weaver "This is a textbook for aspiring actors, but working thespians can profit much by it. Anyone with just a casual interest in the theater should also enjoy its behind-the-scenes flavor." --King Features Syndicate


Challenge For The Actor

But perhaps the most useful sections in this book are the exercises that Uta Hagen has created and elaborated to help the actor learn his craft.

Author: Uta Hagen

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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Theoretically, the actor ought to be more sound in mind and body than other people, since he learns to understand the psychological problems of human beings when putting his own passions, his loves, fears, and rages to work in the service of the characters he plays. He will learn to face himself, to hide nothing from himself -- and to do so takes an insatiable curiosity about the human condition. from the Prologue Uta Hagen, one of the world's most renowned stage actresses, has also taught acting for more than forty years at the HB Studio in New York. Her first book, Respect for Acting, published in 1973, is still in print and has sold more than 150,000 copies. In her new book, A Challenge for the Actor, she greatly expands her thinking about acting in a work that brings the full flowering of her artistry, both as an actor and as a teacher. She raises the issue of the actor's goals and examines the specifics of the actor's techniques. She goes on to consider the actor's relationship to the physical and psychological senses. There is a brilliantly conceived section on the animation of the body and mind, of listening and talking, and the concept of expectation. But perhaps the most useful sections in this book are the exercises that Uta Hagen has created and elaborated to help the actor learn his craft. The exercises deal with developing the actor's physical destination in a role; making changes in the self serviceable in the creation of a character; recreating physical sensations; bringing the outdoors on stage; finding occupation while waiting; talking to oneself and the audience; and employing historical imagination. The scope and range of Uta Hagen here is extraordinary. Her years of acting and teaching have made her as finely seasoned an artist as the theatre has produced.


The Art of Acting

The actor must find out what the character is seeking to achieve in every ... Chekhov and often one book specifically, Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen.

Author: David Carter

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 1842434284

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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The Art of Acting provides a basic introduction and general advice for people wishing to develop their skills as actors or actresses. It is aimed at both the amateur enthusiast and for those wishing to pursue their interest further and undertake professional training. Advice is given on the basic skills which every actor needs to develop, such as breathing, voice control, the use of body language, timing and handling the audience. The importance of understanding a text and the interaction of the characters within it is considered, as is the relationship between the actor/actress and director. Auxiliary activities such as actors' exercises and warm-ups are evaluated and general advice provided. Specific skills are discussed, such as the learning of lines, mime, mastering dialects and accents, period manners, and ensuring that make-up is suitable to the role. Summaries of the ideas of famous theorists, directors and actors, are included such as: Stanislawski, Lee Strasberg, Michael Chekhov and Dorothy Heathcote; Peter Brook and Peter Hall; and John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Simon Callow, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Alec Guinness, Michael Caine and Dirk Bogarde. There is also some consideration of the differences between stage and screen acting; the problems of acting in the open air and the particular demands of certain playwrights, such as Shakespeare, and Brecht.

Autonomy Moral Worth and Right

Insofar as our (including my) own ideally possible lawgiving will is the proper object of respect, my respect for law can be the incentive for my acting on ...

Author: Jeffrey Edwards

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311051740X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 340

View: 677

This book examines the surprising ramifications of Kant’s late account of practical reason’s obligatory ends as well as a revolutionary implication of his theory of property. It thereby sheds new light on Kant’s place in the history of modern moral philosophy.

Dreamwork for Actors

Equally, or perhaps more importantly, the actor has fully identified with his body. ... Uta Hagen, Respect for Acting (New York: Macmillan, 1973), 137. 9.

Author: Janet Sonenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136788832

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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Drawing upon her wide experience as actor and director, Janet Sonenberg shows what dreamwork can do. No other acting technique offers the performer's own dreams as a means to profoundly deepen imaginative and artistic expression. This is a wholly new tool with which actors can unleash startling performances.

The Laban Workbook for Actors

Respect for Acting. New York: Macmillan. Hodgson, John and V. Preston-Dunlop (1990) Rudolf Laban: An Introduction to his Work and Influence.

Author: Katya Bloom

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474220681

Category: Drama

Page: 296

View: 840

The Laban Workbook is a compendium of unique exercises inspired by the concepts and principles of movement theorist and artist, Rudolf Laban. Written by five internationally recognized movement experts, this textbook is divided into single-authored chapters, each of which includes a short contextual essay followed by a series of insight-bearing exercises. These expert views, honed in the creation of individual approaches to training and coaching actors, provide a versatile range of theory and practice in the creative process of crafting theatre. Readers will learn: Enhanced expressivity of body and voice; Clearer storytelling, both physical and vocal, facilitating the embodiment of playwrights' intentions; Imaginative possibilities for exploring an existing play or for creating devised theatre. Featuring many exercises exploring the application of Laban Movement Studies to text, character, scene work, and devised performances - as well as revealing the creative potential of the body itself - The Laban Workbook is ideal for actors, teachers, directors and choreographers.

Eastspirit Transnational Spirituality and Religious Circulation in East and West

Respect for the Art of Acting Drawing on her English expertise and acting experience, along with her growing interest in personal transformation, ...

Author: Jørn Borup

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004350713

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

View: 249

Eastspirit analyses ‘Eastern’ concepts, practices and traditions in their new ‘Western’ and global contexts as well as in their transformed expressions and reappropriations ‘back in the East’ within the framework of mutual interaction and circulation, regionally and globally.

Teaching Actors

Like Hagen who called for 'respect for acting', I now call for a renewed and informed respect for teaching acting. This, of course, originates with actor ...

Author: Ross Prior

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841506982

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

View: 344

In the Teaching Actors book, the author discusses a language for actor training and argues that there is a need to re-assess not only how actors should be trained but also how teachers of acting should be trained. In this book, the author represents several topics that relate to current training practices in which he sets out to promote discussion and scholarship. Dr. Prior contextualizes actor training past and present, its theory and practice, the notion of vocational expertise and the organization of acting courses in drama schools. He explains the discussion by introducing case studies relating to selected contemporary trainers. Importantly, he contrasts best practice in the vocational training of actors in drama schools with that found in some academically based university drama courses that seek to train actors without the support of proportional technical training. This book questions current modes of actor training relating to the synergy of performance techniques and skills. A key question for the trainer is – what kind of actor will appear at graduation and how they will stand themselves in the market place? The reader is asked to consider if current practices in training serve the actor and ultimately the industry. How does course and their content respond to changes in employment opportunities for actors, both at the onset and also in their professional lives?.

Dress Rehearsal for Life Using the Process of Acting to Live in the Moment

... like you to read and pay attention to the exercises in Uta Hagen's Respect for Acting. I would also like you to read Stanislavsky's An Actor Prepares.

Author: Dylan Guy

Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1633380653

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

View: 516

We are all actors on the worlds' stage! Trained actors, with a sense of truth, are able to take advantage of the unexpected in a theater performance. The more awakened person can do the same with his or her life's performance. Techniques, developed through years of professional theatre experience, teaching and intensive training in a wide range of spiritual paths, are introduced to readers in Dress Rehearsal For Life. These innovative tools will help the reader to exist moment to moment on the

The Philosophical Actor

Chekhov, On the Technique of Acting, p. 155 (italics are my own). 32. ... Uta Hagen, Respect for Acting (New York: Wiley Publishing, 1973), p. 29. 44.

Author: Donna Soto-Morettini

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841503266

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

View: 435

Donna Soto-Morettini has served as Director of Drama for the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Head of Acting for Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and Head of Acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She is currently Casting Director and Performance Coach for Andrew Lloyd Webber and the BBC --Book Jacket.

Practical Conflicts

41 ) Korsgaard thus arrives at what she calls a “ double - aspect ” theory of reasons for acting . Except in cases of acting purely out of respect for law ...

Author: Peter Baumann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521012102

Category: Philosophy

Page: 344

View: 411

In this collection a distinguished roster of philosophers analyse the diverse forms of practical conflict.

Changing Direction A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre

My plea might be the sequel: respect for actors! You must remember at all times the difficulty of the actor's craft; the necessity of figuratively (and ...

Author: Lenore DeKoven

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351034448

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 194

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The second edition of this elegant and accessible primer offers a helpful reference and resource for directing actors in film, television, and theatre, useful to directors, actors, and writers. Combining underlying theory with dozens of exercises designed to reveal the actor's craft, Lenore DeKoven discusses constructing the throughline; analyzing the script; character needs; the casting and rehearsal processes; as well as the actor and the camera. Distilling difficult concepts to their simplest form, DeKoven explains how to accurately capture and portray human behavior on stage and screen, offering creative solutions to issues she has encountered or anticipated after decades of experience. Excerpts from interviews with acclaimed actors offer insight into their work with directors, what inspires them, and what they really want from the director. This second edition incorporates the film Moonlight (2016, Barry Jenkins) for analysis of the directing concepts discussed.

Changing Direction

Lack of respect breeds at the least annoyance and at the worst anger. Uta Hagen, the late renowned and brilliant actor and acting teacher, called her first ...

Author: Lenore DeKoven

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240806646

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 193

View: 245

Honed after years of on-set experience and from teaching, DeKoven's approach aims to provide a helpful reference and resource for directors and actors alike. It combines underlying theory with dozens of exercises designed to reveal the actor's craft. Foreword by Oscar(-winning director Ang Lee ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon").

Paul Ricoeur s Moral Anthropology

According to Ricœur, acting out of self-respect then amounts to acting out of “good will,” “autonomy,” or “self-legislation.”40 This means that we should ...

Author: Geoffrey Dierckxsens

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498545211

Category: Philosophy

Page: 276

View: 939

This book examines Paul Ricœur’s moral anthropology. It shows that his hermeneutical approach to responsibility and justice, focusing on the analysis of the singularity of lived existence, complements recent developments in moral philosophy that tend toward moral relativism and understand responsibility and justice in naturalistic terms.