Acting in theater

George Capaccio

Book - 2017

Discusses the skills needed for theater actors, including exploring their characters needs and objectives, learning lines, and how to avoid breaking character.

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Series
Exploring theater.
Subjects
Published
New York : Cavendish Square Publishing 2017.
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
pages cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-93) and index.
ISBN
9781502622693
1502622696
Main Author
George Capaccio (author)
  • An actor's toolbox
  • Creating an ensemble
  • Three steps of production
  • Missteps and how to avoid them
  • Applying acting experience.
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 7 Up—"The play's the thing" in these volumes covering all components of theater life. Author expertise adds authenticity to each narrative—for instance, Capaccio's professional knowledge about how to avoid lighting blackouts, a nifty lamp replacement technique, and the importance of synchronized work experience in Lighting and Sound. The titles are chock-full of specific details about production tasks and the type of skills or learning opportunities that can be honed in high school and college. In sections on personal qualities, authors echo the need for communication skills, teamwork, flexibility, and problem-solving. Numerous photos feature scenes from actual productions. Words of advice from prop master Eric Hart and sound designer Ben Burtt (creator of R2-D2's voice) are among the many included interviews. Job tips and a long list of resources round out the comprehensive set. VERDICT These books offer an amazing amount of insider specifics for career reference or high school theater clubs. Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.

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Discusses the skills needed for theater actors, including exploring their characters needs and objectives, learning lines, and how to avoid breaking character.