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: 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

Acting with Awareness Respect for Others

Think before you act is common and useful advice that we don't always follow.

Author: Lisa Idzikowski

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1725306530

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Think before you act is common and useful advice that we don't always follow. In order to learn more about other people, we need to be sure we don't jump to conclusions before they've had their chance to finish speaking. Readers will learn that respect for others goes beyond face-to-face situations. People need to have respect for others even if they're not around. Respect for others falls under the broader social and emotional learning category of social awareness. Respectful people can think about situations from other people's perspectives and empathize with them. Give your readers empowering and friendly instruction on becoming a respectful person with an awareness for others.

Challenge For The Actor

The actress and teacher guides actors in developing their art, covering such aspects as voice techniques, timing, rhythm, and including exercises to correct problems

Author: Uta Hagen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684190400

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 309

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The actress and teacher guides actors in developing their art, covering such aspects as voice techniques, timing, rhythm, and including exercises to correct problems

Life and Acting

Life and Acting is the product of more than sixty years in the worlds of theater and film, offering the kind of insight gained only through experience. Garfein distills his knowledge into a holistic learning technique.

Author: Jack Garfein

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810126737

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 292

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"Jack Garfein's book is a touching reminder of our early attempts at creating theater without artifice. It is good to know that he is still working hard at it."---Ben Gazzara Having arrived in America as a teenage Holocaust survivor, Jack Garfein would soon rise to the top of his field as a teacher and practitioner. He has worked with a who's who of twentieth-century acting, especially those associated with the Actors Studio, the West Coast branch of which he founded. Life and Acting is the product of more than sixty years in the worlds of theater and film, offering the kind of insight gained only through experience. Garfein distills his knowledge into a holistic learning technique. Beginning mostly with memoir, focusing on his own education in the theater and describing how his exposure to artists working in other media---particularly painters and writers---contributed to his understanding of acting, Garfein goes on to offer thirty-seven detailed lessons teaching acting techniques for the stage and applying his principles to acting in front of a camera. Life and Acting is an invaluable resource that belongs on the bookshelf of every actor and acting teacher.

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 the
maxim to promote the happiness of others even when I am inclined to act on this
maxim ...

Author: Jeffrey Edwards

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311051740X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 340

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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.

Demonstrating Respect for Rights

25 November 2008 Deputy Chief Constable Sue Sim , Acting Assistant
Commissioner Chris Allison MBE and PC Neil Hickey they want to go and we
work with them about an Acting Assistant Commissioner Allison : I would like
appropriate ...


Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780104014523

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 195

Demonstrating respect for Rights? : A human rights approach to policing protest, seventh report of session 2008-09, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence

The Laban Workbook for Actors

Actor Training the Laban Way: An Integrated Approach to Voice, Speech, and
Movement. ... “An Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis for Actors: A
Historical, Theoretical, and Practical Perspective,” in N. Potter, ... Respect for

Author: Katya Bloom

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474220681

Category: Drama

Page: 296

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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.

Teaching respect for all implementation guide

Accountability for the implementation of a Teaching Respect for All model of
education is one of the most important ... of human rights in relation to oneself,
competencies for acting accordingly, and the learning environment are needed.

Author: UNESCO

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 923100025X


Page: 301

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Directors Tell the Story

The most important thing to have is respect for acting. (Those last three words are
the title of yet another book: Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen.) You need
empathy for what actors do and how they put themselves on the line. If you haven
't ...

Author: Bethany Rooney

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136039376

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 326

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Move over, movies: the freshest storytelling today is on television, where the multi-episodic format is used for rich character development and innovative story arcs. Directors Tell the Story offers rare insight and advice straight from two A-list television directors whose credits include Monk, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Weeds, and more. They direct dramas and comedies using the same process that Steven Spielberg (or any other movie director uses)-just with less money and time. Learn what it takes to become a director: master the technical aspects, appreciate aesthetic qualities, and practice leadership, all while exuding that "X factor that distinguishes the excellent director from the merely good one. Covering everything from prep, the shoot, and post, the authors emphasize how aspiring directors can develop a creative vision-because without it, they are just technicians. Hands-on and practical, this book lets you not only read about the secrets of directors, it also includes exercises using original scripted material. The companion web site includes scenes from the authors' own TV shows, along with the scripts, shot lists, and other materials that made the scenes possible. Key Features * Highly experienced Hollywood directors share inside information about what it really takes to be a director, giving the advice that readers covet. * Covers everything a director needs to know: the creative vision, how to translate script into a visual story, establishing the look and feel, selecting and leading a crew, coaching actors, keeping a complex operation on time and on budget, overseeing the edit, and troubleshooting through the whole shoot. * "Insider Info sections feature interviews, advice, and tips from film and TV luminaries whose productions include Private Practice, Monk, Brothers & Sisters, Desperate Housewives, The Informant, American Beauty, and more! * Hands-on exercises help you understand and master the craft of directing.

An Actress Prepares

5 Respect for the Actress Uta Hagen on Playing Female Roles “My husband
used to say, 'Never study with a teacher you ... 2 Indeed, in addition to her roles
as actor and teacher, Hagen was the author of two such books, Respect for
Acting ...

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

Charades for acting

Very good joke that , Mr. Beauclerc ; very good , indeed , but the Beauclercs were
always famous for their wit , and the Pettys were not an inch behind them for that .
My grandfather had a great respect and regard for the late Mr. Beauclerc .

Author: Ellen Pickering



Category: Charades

Page: 103

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Five plays for home production.

The Star Qualities

CHAPTER 1 1 Uta Hagen, Respect for Acting, Wiley, New York, 1973 2 Charlotte
Chandler, Bette Davis: The Girl Who Walked Home Alone, Pocket Books, 2006 3
Pauline Clance and Suzanne Ines did the original study, 'The impostor ...

Author: Caroline Goyder

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0283071389

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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If you've ever been paralyzed by shyness when faced with a room full of strangers, overwhelmed when making a speech, awkward in an interview or too nervous to approach that gorgeous person across the bar, this book can change your life. Whether it's landing the job you really want or sparkling at a party, performance expert Caroline Goyder and her panel of stars are here to help improve your confidence, give you presence and boost your self-esteem. A-List stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Bill Nighy, Frances McDormand, Helen Mirren, Gael Garcia Bernal and Ewan McGregor share their secrets in exclusive interviews with Caroline Goyder, who explains the methods behind their advice and shares her own tricks of the trade. With their help you can learn above all how to unlock the real you, embracing what makes you different and special. Real star quality is about trusting yourself. With this invaluable guide you will learn how to shine in any situation.

Awakening the Actor Within

A Twelve-Week Workbook to Recover and Discover Your Acting Talents C.
Stephen Foster ... When I watch a film or a play, I look for the actors who make
dramatic entrances. ... Uta Hagen talks about them in her book Respect for Acting

Author: C. Stephen Foster

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462892013

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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"Awakening The Actor Within" is a 12-week workbook aimed at helping actors recover and discover their highest goals and ambitions. It's "The Artist's Way" for actors! It focuses on the subject of helping actors heal from acting "blocks" and getting the courage to act again after being discouraged or disappointed. A spirited workbook that initiates creative expansion and growth for actors. It aims to free an actor's creativity and build a healthy "acting" foundation with a simple, friendly, approach called Acting Practice. The user-friendly workbook teaches actors to form healthy acting habits and rebuild confidence as it guides actors through a series of daily and weekly exercises that empower them with practical tools to overcome their "blocks" (fear, anger, self-loathing, jealousy, self-sabotage, and money). The workbook is set up in a 3 act "screenplay" structure. ACT ONE: Weeks 1-4 focus on dismantling old blocks and creating a solid foundation ACT TWO: Weeks 5-6 focus on working on scripts, character, acting technique and AUDITIONS ACT THREE: Weeks 7-12 focus on marketing and branding your talents.

The Sublime in Kant and Beckett

Developing my natural talents increases my abilities, meaning that there is more I
can do, and my duties increase accordingly. But my disposition does not
necessarily improve, because my opportunities for acting contrary to respect for
the law ...

Author: Bjørn K. Myskja

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110881136

Category: Philosophy

Page: 325

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Beckett's novel Molloy and the question how this work evokes a particular kind of feeling associated with its exhibition of meaninglessness, namely the feeling of the sublime, is the point of departure for this study. Kant's theory of the sublime is interpreted within the framework of his aesthetic and moral theories, suggesting a way to understand the claim to universal validity for aesthetic judgements. Kant claims that the judgement of the sublime serves morality but he fails to provide this link, so a theory of how this aesthetic judgement can contribute to the cultivation of moral character is developed. It is argued that Kant held that art, including narrative art like the novel, can be sublime. Kant's theory of the sublime is shown to be relevant for modern works of art, and the application of this Kantian framework throws new light on the discussion of the moral aspects of Beckett's literary work. According to this account, Molloy is a sublime work of art, and despite its amoral content can serve the reader's moral cultivation.


Although restricted to film acting, a fascinating and informative examination of
actors at work. ... Being an Actor. London: Methuen, 1984. A brilliantly honest
assessment of the profession on the modern stage from a British ... Respect for

Author: Steven Archer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780939693610

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

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Theatre: Its Art and Craft is intended for use in theatre appreciation and introduction to theatre courses. This new edition features updated statistics and references that keep the text current. The first chapter of the text introduces readers to the broad issues of artistic practice, while the second chapter inspects the specific area of live theatre. The remainder of chapters examine in detail the various functionaries of the theatre (audience, critics, playwrights, directors, actors, designers, historians, and dramaturgs). As in previous volumes, readers are encouraged to examine the complex interaction of all theatrical elements. Just as in music some instruments supply the basic structure and some embellish that structure, so in the theatre the elements of script, directing, acting, and design interact in shifting configurations to offer a new work of art at every performance. Examining these relationships will enrich the theatrical experience. A Collegiate Press book

Law and Religion

... moral arguments, it is typically directed at moral arguments without regard to
whether they are religious or secular. ... rather, that we show others respect when
we offer them, as explanation, what we take to be our best reasons for acting as ...

Author: Stephen M. Feldman

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814726785

Category: Law

Page: 483

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Following landmark trade agreements between Japan and the United States in the 1850s, Tokyo began importing a unique American commodity: Western social activism. As Japan sought to secure its future as a commercial power and American women pursued avenues of political expression, Protestant church-women and, later, members of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) traveled to the Asian coast to promote Christian teachings and women's social activism. Rumi Yasutake reveals in Transnational Women's Activism that the resulting American, Japanese, and first generation Japanese-American women's movements came to affect more than alcohol or even religion. While the WCTU employed the language of evangelism and Victorian family values, its members were tactfully expedient in accommodating their traditional causes to suffrage and other feminist goals, in addition to the various political currents flowing through Japan and the United States at the turn of the nineteenth century. Exploring such issues as gender struggles in the American Protestant church and bourgeois Japanese women's attitudes towards the "pleasure class" of geishas and prostitutes, Yasutake illuminates the motivations and experiences of American missionaries, U.S. WCTU workers, and their Japanese protégés. The diverse machinations of WCTU activism offer a compelling lesson in the complexities of cultural imperialism.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Amateur Theatricals

Respect for Acting. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1973. One of the most
universally admired books on acting ever published, this is a mustread for
anyone with a serious interest in acting or working with actors. An acclaimed
actress and ...

Author: John Kenrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440650489

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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The one and only book on successfully staging amateur productions. In this book, drama teachers and community directors are given everything they need to know about picking the right show; licensing, casting, and budgeting; organizing a schedule; costumes, makeup, staging, lighting, and music; tickets, fundraising, programs, cast parties, and more. Illustrated with help plans and photos from actual productions. * Perfect for nonprofit organizations' fundraising theater events and community theater groups * Complete with an extensive resource section * Illustrated with help plans and great photos from actual productions

Hegel s Ethical Thought

The emptiness of the moral will A categorical imperative or practical law is an
objectively grounded principle . Following such a principle because it is
objectively grounded or acting from an objective ground is the same as acting
from respect ...

Author: Allen W. Wood

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521377829

Category: Philosophy

Page: 293

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Hegel's philosophy of society, politics and history is exposed to ethical debate on human rights, the justification of legal punishment, criteria of moral responsibility, and authority of individual conscience.

Bright Light

Spiritual Lessons from a Life in Acting Dee Wallace ... Uta left me with a great
sense of respect for acting – actually the name of her brilliant book on the subject.
She taught me to honor my fellow actors and their process and their passions
and ...

Author: Dee Wallace

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846947723

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 218

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An autobiographical tale of actor Dee Wallace’s spiritual journey, and how she applied those lessons to her life.